Common Issues With Skylights

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Why Use A Skylight?

Skylights are among the most popular roof installations in Nashville, and on the surface, it’s easy to see why. There’s the aesthetic appeal of being able to put together a light source in your roof rather than relying on a lamp or window. In addition, there are many proven benefits of natural light as well, from helping you with your mental health to providing a source of vitamin D. Notably, there’s a larger variety of potential skylights to use as well, more than you think. These include the traditional light shaft, as well as roof windows that can be opened and closed as you want, or a tube window that is well-suited for smaller household spaces.

Common Skylight Problems

Skylights are a great option, but like any home feature, you want to weigh the pros and the cons before opting for an installation. One of the bigger issue when it comes to skylights is the potential leak risk. This is largely because the seals and roof flashing naturally wear down over time, the same as they would with any window or roof installation. These worn-down parts make it possible for water to get through the roof. The good news is that modern skylights have features designed to make sure these work well, but you want to make sure you find the best professionals possible to install it properly.

Notably, when you do need to get these leaks repaired, a skylight may pose a falling hazard to anyone who works on the roof. Professionals will have safety measures in place to ensure that this doesn’t get out of hand, but it’s still worth mentioning. So, depending on your preferences, you may want to look for a window installation option that’s a little lower maintenance.

Contact At the Top Restoration for All Roof Repair Needs

People interested in installing a new skylight or other type of roofing addition can contact At the Top Restoration today.

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about skylights, roof restoration, and new windows to add to your home as well.