Lowcountry Roofing: Quality Goose Creek Roofers
Skylights are a great way to add a lot of natural light to a home without sacrificing privacy. Nevertheless, skylights present some challenges that standard windows do not. Many people who move into a home with existing skylights do not know how to maintain them. There are some homeowners who consider adding them but are put off by horror stories of leaking skylights.
Perhaps the most important point homeowners should recognize is that all skylight installations, repairs and maintenance should be performed by a professional roofer from a Goose Creek roofing company. Large contractors that handle roofs, siding, windows and so forth are a viable choice, but homeowners should be careful about hiring a window or glass company without real roofing expertise.
Skylights should be inspected by a professional annually. Be aware that a skylight is much different from other roof intrusions that require flashing, such as chimneys and vents, because they expand and contract throughout the year. This constant expansion and contraction creates wear and tear on flashing, seals, sealants and even the skylight itself. Maintenance contracts that include spring and fall roof inspections may be particularly sound investments for homeowners with skylights.
Many industry trade associations recommend replacing existing skylights with new skylights whenever a roof is replaced.