How Do I Know I Need a Skylight Replacement?
There are many signs that could indicate when a skylight replacement is needed. Skylight products are generally built to last and if they are installed properly, they can last a very long time before they begin to start slipping up. However, just like almost everything else in the world, the more something is used and aged, the greater its decrease in performance.
Luckily, there are a few signs that will alert you when it’s time to call in the professionals.
The first and most obvious sign is leakage. This is one of the most common reasons for calling a professional. If it is raining or snowing outside and you notice that your skylight is dripping water into their home, there is a clear problem. These seals are designed to be shut very tightly and there should be no water or air making its way inside. If there seems to be a leak, this also means trouble for any heat or cool air escaping through the skylight. Which also translates into bad news for your air conditioning costs.
Other than leakage, another detail to keep an eye on is physical appearance. Over the years, there is an increased chance of cracking, breaking, or chipping. If you notice that there is physical damage, do not try a temporary in-home fix. Take action and call in a professional immediately before you are left with a much bigger problem. The longer you wait, the bigger the risk of more complicated and potentially dangerous situations.
A skylight is an amazing addition to your home and it can be very helpful and beneficial in a large variety of ways. However, if you begin to notice that something is wrong, it’s important to work fast and call in people who can make it right. If there is air escaping or water coming in, you should be concerned. Also, if you see any physical damage as well, they should know that it’s time to call in the experts to replace it.
If your San Diego or Los Angeles County home is in need of a skylight repair or energy-efficient replacement, give us a call. For the San Diego and South Orange County regions, call 619.319.9426. If you reside in the Los Angeles and North Orange County Region, contact 323.886.2271.