Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to think about spring cleaning. While you’re making your spring cleaning to-do list, don’t forget about your skylights, which can accumulatedust, dirt and leaves and create a breeding ground for bugs over time.
Skylights can do wonders for your interior by flooding the space with refreshing natural light and adding vibrance to your home. Like most other features of your home, however, skylights need regular maintenance to function properly. Follow these four helpful tips to keep the natural light shining this spring:
- Proper Cleaning — Like any window surface, your skylights will need a good cleaning every now and then. A clean surface means a better view as well as stronger natural light and more warmth in your home. For best results, avoid cleaning the surface during the hottest part of the day.
- Leak Check — Leaks are the most common skylight maintenance issues. Left unchecked, a skylight leak can lead to damage that might require extensive roof repair. This is because the majority of skylight-related leaks are due to problems with the flashing, which require the expertise of a professional roofing contractor.
- Glass check — Falling branches, windblown debris and other unforeseen events can crack or break skylights. This compromises the structural integrity of the skylight, while also impacting the energy efficiency of your home. This is another issue that is best left to an experienced roofer.
- Gear check — In some cases, skylights come with control gears that allow you to open them for fresh air circulation. If your skylight has this feature, be sure to test it out to ensure everything is operating smoothly.
Contact the Skylight Experts Today!
If you’ve noticed anything wrong with your skylights, contact the experts at The Thomas Roofing Company, Inc. for a consultation. We are also your go-to professionals for roof and gutter installation services as well as storm damage repairs. Call us now at (410) 692-8998 or fill out our form to get started. We work with industry-leading brands like Wasco and Velux to deliver quick and efficient skylight solutions to homeowners across Maryland, including Ellicott City and Columbia.