Let There Be Light: Skylight Repair and Maintenance Tips

A house with a skylight

Skylights are a beautiful addition to any home, allowing natural light to flood in and creating an open, airy atmosphere. However, like any feature of your home, skylights require regular maintenance to ensure they function properly and remain in good condition. In this blog, we’ll explore some essential tips for repairing and maintaining your skylights, helping you preserve their beauty and functionality for years to come.

Regular Inspection and Cleaning

Frequent inspection and cleaning are essential aspects of skylight maintenance. Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate on the surface of the skylight, obstructing the passage of natural light and diminishing its aesthetic appeal. Debris buildup can lead to water pooling, which can eventually cause leaks and damage to the skylight. During your inspection, check for any signs of damage, like cracks or leaks. If you notice any damage, address it promptly to prevent further deterioration.

Cleaning your skylights is also crucial for maintaining their clarity. Use a mild detergent or glass cleaner and a soft cloth to remove dirt from the surface of the skylight. Be sure to clean both the interior and exterior of the skylight for optimal results.

Sealant Inspection and Repair

Proper sealing is essential for preventing water leaks and ensuring the lifespan of your skylights. Over time, the sealant around the edges of the skylight may degrade because of exposure to sunlight and moisture.

If you notice any issues with the sealant, it’s essential to address them promptly to prevent water infiltration and potential damage to your home’s interior. Remove any old sealant using a scraper, taking care not to damage the skylight frame. Once the old sealant has been removed, clean the area thoroughly and apply a fresh bead of high-quality silicone sealant around the perimeter of the skylight.

Professional Maintenance and Repairs

While regular inspection and maintenance can help prevent minor issues from escalating, some skylight repairs may require the expertise of a professional. If you encounter any significant damage or structural issues with your skylights, like extensive leaks orglass cracks, it’s best to contact a qualified skylight contractor for assistance.A professional skylight contractor will have the knowledge, experience, and specialized tools necessary to diagnose and repair complex skylight problems safely and effectively.

Two individuals looking from a skylight

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