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Skylights in the Home

Skylights are great additions to any home in the Lower Mainland due to their many benefits. Benefits such as:

Skylights provide effective room lighting during the day and unique views of the night sky.

Skylights are GREEN. Energy can be saved with a skylight from the reduced use of electric lighting.

They are also excellent solutions for small spaces where the room might otherwise go windowless. A bathroom or a small entry-way are good areas for skylights if wall space is at a premium.

The other value of using a skylight in small spaces such as these is that it will provide ventilation where there would have been none. A very welcome addition in summer months.

Although skylights are very good for light sources, ventilation and architectural detail, they are also known for their leaks. So, when looking for where a roof leak might have originated, always check the skylights.

Call us (604) 263-0334. Our professional roofing team can inspect your skylights and the rest of your roof to prevent any leaks. They can also fix any existing roof leaks.

Improperly Installed Skylights

Skylight with leaky roof and shingles Skylights that were not installed properly will certainly eventually leak, either directly into the room where it is located; or the leak from a skylight can run along the inside of the ceiling and eventually show itself in another room.

Also, if there has been a re-roofing job done around a skylight it can cause the skylight area to be a problem if appropriate care was not taken. The proper skylight flashings need to be integrated to the shingle roof correctly, or it will cause roof leaks.

Old Roof Usually Equals Old Skylights

Often when an old roof is due for a change it’s likely that the skylights are as old as the roof. This could mean that they also need to be changed and the flashings re-done. Even if the skylight has the possibility of a year or two left in it, it may be wiser to have it replaced with the new roof, and done correctly … rather than find out on some wet November night …

BUT, if you do have a leaky roof on a wet Vancouver night, remember Absolute Roof Solutions’ 24 hr roof leak emergency service: (604) 202-2248.