Skylights are beautiful additions to a home, allowing natural light to brighten your day. However, a leak can be a disaster for your home and skylight replacement needs done soon. Several considerations should be made when replacing skylights in your roof.
Water damage to insulation and building materials can quickly become a haven for mold if not cleaned right away. Once mold establishes itself in your home, spore production rapidly increases and airborne spores will establish more colonies in your home. Before you can even address the damaged area, the leak must be stopped first. When the leak is controlled, any contaminated porous building materials in a humid environment will need replaced to prevent further damage. Considering mold alone, the skylights need to be replaced fast.
Finding the right professional installer is the key to success. The company should have years of experience with a focus on skylight replacement. Be sure to ask for references and call to verify experience. Once you have a reliable installer, they can help you with finding the right skylights.
Improvements made by skylight manufacturers mean a variety of important features are available in modern skylights. The materials are more durable and are designed not to breakdown in the rain or UV light. Newer tinting methods allow light in but help block some of the more dangerous UV rays. Look for seamless construction and durable flanges. Lastly, work with the professional installer to find energy efficient skylights made with double-paned glass.
Some skylights can even be opened for ventilation. Blinds of many styles, including blinds between the panes, are available for controlling the amount of light you let in your home. Even solar power and remote controls increase the ease of use and energy efficiency of modern skylights.
Having skylight replacement can seem like an overwhelming job but finding a reliable and experienced professional is the key. Professionals will guide you through the many choices and replacement process, helping you get back to all the things you enjoy about your skylight.