Over the last decade, the skylight seemed to lose some of its allure with homeowners. But it is now making a comeback. Thousands of Canadians are seeking out the benefits of skylights and the beauty they can bring to their houses and lives.
However, it is important to note that while it is true that there are many benefits to having a skylight on your home, these are only experienced when the skylight is properly installed. So make sure to hire a professional roofing company for the job in order to avoid any leaks and spending more time and Read Full Article »
Leaking skylights account for a large proportion of calls to local roofers. Not a huge surprise in a climate as wet and rainy as Vancouver’s. If you have skylights in your home or are thinking of having one installed, here’s some information to help you anticipate and prevent potential problems.
Causes of a Leaking Skylight
When it comes right down to it, skylights actually leak for a limited number of reasons.
- Poor design. All skylights are not made the same. Some are prone to failure due to poor joints and seals or cheap plastics flanges that break later on.
- Wrong one for the job. In the coastal climate of Vancouver, it is critical that a skylight be designed to accommodate varying temperatures, rain, snow and other factors. In some cases, a roof-hugging design may look better, but be ultimately more Read Full Article »