Skylights leak when they’re exposed to water. This can happen when there’s a hole in the roof that lets water into the attic space. The solution is to repair the leak before it causes damage.
Check the Roof
If you notice any holes in the roof, check them out immediately. You should also make sure that the flashing around the skylight is intact. If it isn’t, then you’ll need to replace it.
Seal the Skylight with an Elastomeric Sealing Tape
To prevent leaks, use elastomeric sealing tape to cover the hole in the roof. This will keep water from getting into the attic space.
Apply a Waterproofing Paint or Coating
If you’re unsure what paint or coating to apply, check with an expert first. You’ll need to ensure the material is appropriate for your roof type.
Install a Weatherstrip
A weatherstrip is a strip of rubber or flexible material that goes around the edge of a door frame or window frame. They keep water out by sealing it against the wall.
Replace the Skylight
If your skylight leaks, you should replace it with a new one. You can find replacement skylights at home improvement stores.
Huf Construction – Your Local Roofing Professionals
With locations in both Waxahachie and the Permian Basin, HUF Construction serves Ellis County, including Waxahachie, Ennis, and Midlothian, as well as the greater DFW Metroplex, parts of central Texas, Midland, and Odessa. As this area’s roofing experts, we have a decade of experience, training, and knowledge.
Our company specializes in skylight repair and replacement for residential, commercial, and multi-family properties. Our dedicated team provides you with the most appropriate roof design, components, and ventilation options when we inspect, install, or repair your roof as well as everything that goes along with it.