Sunlight filtering through a skylight creates a warm harmonious environment for your home that leaves you feeling calm, relaxed, and at ease with the world around you. Though a skylight helps provide more natural lighting that creates a gorgeous aesthetic and keeps your home naturally warmer, it is important to remember that your skylight needs attention every once in a while. When water is leaking around the frame of your skylight, there is a crack in the window, or you notice your energy bill rising, it is time for a skylight repair or replacement in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY. Call your team of home improvement specialists at All American Home Improvement Inc by dialing (516) 986-3979.
Reasons To Consider Skylight Repair
Your skylight can add financial value to your home and does create a beautiful aesthetic, but it can also cause problems if not properly maintained.
Leaks are one of the most common problems when it comes to skylights. The flashing, seal, or even the frames of the skylight can become damaged over time from inclement weather or from natural wear. If you are having to constantly put a bucket or bowl underneath your skylight to keep water from damaging your home, then you should call a home improvement company, such as All American Home Improvement Inc.
Improper installation can also cause problems, such as leaks, as the skylight is not able to properly do its job. It can also lead to higher energy bills, as it allows heat and cool air to escape your home. Your heater and A/C unit will have to work harder to keep your home at its proper temperature which can also cause them to malfunction, costing you and your family more money for repairs.
Blocked weep holes can cause your skylight to sustain water damage and end up creating a leak. What is a weep hole? Most skylights are installed with tiny holes that allow water from the outside or moisture from the inside of your home, (like steam from a shower), to escape, and head away from your home. These are called weep holes, as the runoff looks like your skylight is crying.
If you are noticing a problem, but are not sure where it is coming from, keep these things in mind when inspecting your skylight.
- Cracks in the caulking or seals
- Condensation building up on the glass or the ceiling/walls around your skylight
- The roof/skylight flashing is dented or warped.
Should I Get A Skylight Repair Or Replacement?
Sometimes a simple repair is just not enough to bring life back to your skylight. When this happens, it may be time to consider replacing the whole skylight, to reinforce the protection of your home and to avoid recurring problems. If you are noticing leaks recurring in the same areas, the skylight was improperly installed, causing the sash or frame to crack or break, or there is major damage done to the flashing that has caused the glass or frame to break, then it is time to consider a skylight replacement in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY by calling us at (516) 986-3979.
At All American Home Improvement Inc we are able to help you replace your skylight, and we can help you determine if this is what is needed. We will be honest with you about the state of your skylight, and will not push a replacement if it is not warranted. We provide written warranties for all of your repairs and replacements, which is an added security blanket, in case of the off-chance that another problem arises. This helps save you and your family money.
Is My Skylight Under Warranty?
Most skylights come with a 20-30 year warranty. If you are noticing a problem, make sure you check your warranty first, to see if the damages can be covered. If you act too hastily, without checking the warranty, then you can miss having the warranty taking care of the cost for you.
Skylight Leak Repairs
Skylight repairs can be tricky, as they are hard to reach and, at times, difficult to pinpoint where the problem is. It is important to seek professional help when it comes time to have a skylight repair.
At All American Home Improvement Inc, we know the signs to look out for to know if your skylight has a leak, how to correctly measure the window to find a replacement that fits when there is a crack, and ensure that the window settles in its frame correctly. All of these done correctly will help prevent the cause of a new issue or the recurrence of an older one.
Skylight Repair Contractors
With our keen eyes at spotting leaks, our swift and reliable service, and a warranty on the repairs done to your skylight, we are the one to turn to when your skylight needs some TLC. We work with insurance providers and our clients to find the best solution for your financial needs. Our dedication to upholding honesty not only ensures that we get the work done when we promised to, but it also means we won’t try to hassle you for another repair sale that isn’t needed. We know how important your home is to you and your family, and having a home that is comfortable and safe is important to us too. If you are looking for a team of trustworthy experts for your skylight repair in Long Island and Farmingdale, NY, look no further and call All American Home Improvement Inc at (516) 986-3979.