Skylights can be a brilliant addition to any home, not just for the natural light and energy saving elements associated with them, but also for the beautiful view you are able to get through them if they are placed correctly. As we are the professionals in roofing and skylights are located on roofs, naturally this is an area that we are able to service our clients due to our expertise in the area. Here we explain the process we go through to repair and replace skylights when the requirement is there.
When Detroit Roofing and More first get a call about skylight repairs, our first step is to investigate the issue and establish why there is a need for repairs. In some cases it could be that a thermal crack has appeared, meaning the material used was not suitable, from an external element hitting the skylight or from general movement of a home. Whatever the cause for the leak, breakage or crack is, this will determine how we then move for ward to either repair or replace the skylight with a material that is suitable to the property and that is likely to deter the same issue from recurring.
Often with skylights a leak can occur due to movement and natural wear of the elements holding it together. The flashing surrounding the light is generally affected when leaks occur, which is something that our team of skilled professionals are able to rectify when they attend to the light. In this cases it is generally additional silicon is required to reseal the skylight and ensure that it is yet again water tight. Our team are always sure to explain to our clients what the cause of the leak was and how it can be avoided in future.
In more extreme cases, a skylight can actually crack due to external elements or direct exposure to the elements. Having a light with no shade to protect it from the changes in cold rain to hot sun can see frequent expansion and contraction, which may eventually crack the material. It can also occur due to incorrect materials being used that are unable to withstand the heat of the sun within Michigan. Whatever the cause for the crack, our team of trained professionals are able to quickly and safely remove the light so that it does not cause any damage or hazard to the occupants of your property.
When a skylight has had to be removed, more often than not the property owner will want to have it replaced. In some cases we are able to reuse some of the framework from the existing light and in others when a different material is recommended a completely new installation is required. We ensure that all our installations are completed with the material that is best suited to the property and can withstand the elements. We try to keep the costs as low as possible for our clients.