Have you noticed deterioration of a skylight window in your Buffalo home recently? Home skylight maintenance is an important thing to consider, and while a damaged skylight may seem insignificant, addressing it sooner than later can prevent a larger problem down the road for both your roof and home’s structural integrity.

Here are some of the main reasons why skylight maintenance and repairs are so important:

Eliminating leakage

If there’s been any water dripping from a skylight, there may be an issue with the skylight’s seal. Other signs of leakage include discoloration on walls, peeling paint or wallpaper, or musty smells, which may indicate leakage repairs to your skylight are needed. When a skylight seal has failed, typically a full skylight replacement will be needed. However, sometimes timely minor repairs can prevent the need for a completely new window.

Temperature control

If a skylight is compromised, its insulation is likely affected which can alter the temperature of your home. Repairing gaps in your skylight’s seal will not only help maintain control of the temperature in your home, but allow for better energy savings and comfort. 

Added value to your home

As a Buffalo homeowner, skylight and roof maintenance is critical to the value of your home. Whether you’re planning to sell your house now or at some point in the future, properly functioning skylights play a role in any successful home inspection. In general, if you’re in need of a full roof replacement, it’s recommended to have new skylights installed during the roofing process. 

Proactively maintaining your skylights will ensure an extended lifespan of the windows while helping you avoid major issues that can negatively affect your roof or home. If you’re looking for a qualified and insured roofing company to perform an inspection of your skylights who can provide any necessary replacement and repair services, get in touch with AVA Roofing in Buffalo, Western New York’s premiere roofing company.