SKYLIGHT LEAK REPAIR IN LONG ISLAND
Have A Leaky Skylight?
No matter what the time of year, a skylight is a striking and cost-effective way to let important natural light into your your residence. The advantages of crafting a skylight in your Long Island structure are virtually limitless and the roofing experts of Expressway can make sure that your broken skylight is fixed with top-quality workmanship and is as pleasant as possible.
Clients may also take into consideration maintaining a roof to avoid having skylight issues that can be very dangerous to your skylight. The most common cause of skylight problems is when water makes its way under the gaps of the skylight itself, into the surrounding skylight flashing. As a projecting roof feature, they are more susceptible to problems like cracks or leaking than other places of a structure’s roof.
The likelihood of discovering that your skylight is leaking increases with its age. If you detect your skylight is leaking, it’s paramount to take immediate action. Sometimes the complication is more notable.
Incorrect skylight construction is the main cause of skylight alarm. Or trouble might occur within a few weeks or months when the flashing begins to fail due to water intrusion. The clash between indoor and outdoor temperatures creates condensation. Complication is more likely if you need to run your home’s air conditioner frequently to make your home even more comfortable. Still, it’s a good thought to get your skylight inspected by a certified skylight tech.
Checking For Skylight Issues
A skylight adds a number of plusses to your dwelling. Working in natural light is less stressful and healthier. The best part about adding or replacing an existing skylight to your home is how affordable the project can be. Needing skylight repairs in Long Island can often be frustrating as customers aren’t sure where the issue is, only that they’re experiencing some leaking or water damage. Through this level of customization, homeowners are sure to receive the precise skylight repair their Long Island structure needs to be both beautiful and reliable for years to come!
There are usually 4 major sections we look first to fix that leaky skylight of yours. We’ll inspect the skylight’s flashing – which is the metal component installed specifically to prevent projecting roof elements from developing leaks around their sides.
How Do Skylights Become Damaged?
We will check the skylight’s insulation – because without enough insulation – or no insulation at all – warm air will flow up freely from inside the residence. In some cases, rain can also infiltrate poorly insulated spaces, destroying more insulation as it leaks through.
Small hailstones often cause chipping. Minor damage can grow worse over time and then one direct hit from a larger stone may cause a crack.
There are many options to choose from with modern skylights. There are three main types of skylights: ventilating (sometimes called “roof windows”), fixed and tubular. Fixed skylights are generally used in low-lit areas like attics and the stairwell.
Ventilated skylights serve many uses. In addition to that, a ventilated skylight also illuminates the room.
Tubular skylights are a product that provides natural light to both residential and commercial indoor places. Tubular skylights consist of 3 main components: A roof-mounted light collector – mounted on the roof and typically consists of a parabolic lens which allows for light collection throughout the day. These lenses are set into a frame. A highly-reflective tube – The light collected is reflected through the tube to the interior fixture with diffuser lens. And an interior fixture. This interior fixture can be supplied with a combined electrical light as a backup for cloudy days or at night. Also, skylights can either be ‘fixed’ or ‘venting’ – meaning they may open to allow in fresh air or vent unwanted indoor air pollutants outside. Did you know that venting skylights can be solar powered?
Expressway Fixes Leaky Skylights
Skylights are a quick way to add a degree of elegance to your home. But water can seep in around the edges of the skylight thanks to the warping of materials over time. Long Island homeowners can encounter including everything from leaking frames to a broken lens and malfunctioning or unresponsive controls. This means that whatever type of skylight repairs your Long Island dwelling needs to perform at its absolute best, Expressway has the solution for you!
We specialize in residential and commercial skylights. Once our pros inspect the skylight thoroughly for problems, you can expect our licensed team of experts to help explain the process to get the skylight venture done and a timeline you can expect it to be completed by.
We offer free estimates for any type of skylight repair. Our reputation in this industry was well earned over the past 20 years. We only employ professional, experienced and highly-qualified skylight professionals .
Call Expressway today for a free, no-obligation skylight leak repair estimate at 631.772.6363.