When do you know your skylight needs replacing? There are a few tells.
If you notice there is mold or black patches around your skylight, the chances are it is not insulated properly anymore and thermal bridges are created. These bridges allow different temperatures to form on the sides of the skylight and the wall which in turn causes condensation and eventually mold. In this case, you need to replace your skylight or repair it properly.
Next, if you notice the glass of the skylight is stained or yellow, that means it is no longer as efficient as it used to be and it needs to be changed. In addition, a yellow or stained skylight can impede light from entering the room and prevent the skylight from doing its main job of brightening up a space. This could be due to the lifespan of the skylight. These features do not last forever. Most of them have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years the most and after that signs of deterioration start to appear.
Another very obvious telltale that you need to change a skylight is a broken or cracked glass. Make sure to change this roof window as soon as you see the crack as it can become quite dangerous to be underneath it.
Last but not least, if you see leaks coming from your skylight, there is definitely something wrong with it and you need to change it. While the leaks can be small, their damage is considerable and can cause issues that run through the entire structure of the house, from its roof to the foundations.
Replacing a skylight is an easy job for an experienced general contractor. If you need more help or guidance on how to inspect your skylight, repair it, maintain it or replace it, call us at RH Renovation NYC. We will get this feature in great shape and allow you to enjoy plenty of natural sunlight in your attic.
At RH Renovation NYC we appreciate all the benefits of a skylight such as fresh air, light as well as an increased property value. This is why we have a special team dedicated to dealing with skylights and all their issues. Our team has years of experience in this field and can complete a skylight installation job in just a day and allow you to enjoy your attic in no time. Call us not to get a free cost estimate!