Discussing Skylights: Are They Bad For Your Roof?

When it comes to a space, natural lighting can really add to it. That is what makes skylights such a popular option for both home and business owners. But are skylights bad for your roof? Today, Timberman Roofing in Valparaiso, Florida is discussing skylights and some of the drawbacks to installing them in your space. Have additional questions? Interested in our Florida Panhandle roofing services? For any of your needs, contact Timberman Roofing. We’re always happy to help. We can provide a free inspection, provide a quote and get you added to our schedule for an appointment.

Cracked & Broken Skylights

When it comes to your roof, it is important to make sure it is structurally sound and protects you, your family and your belongings from the outside. Skylights are not as durable/strong as most roofing materials and can actually be cracked and/or broken by hail or other debris during hurricanes, tornadoes or other storms.

Moisture Buildup & Leaks When most people think of a skylight, the first thing that comes to mind is a leak. This is for good reason, skylights are quite “famous” for leaking. It may not be immediately but eventually, most everyone experiences some sort of problem related to liquid and their skylight. Many times it rots the wood around the skylight before anyone even notices, resulting in costly repairs.

Increased Energy Bills When it comes to the hot Florida Panhandle summers, conserving as much energy as possible on cooling bills is typically a good idea. Typical roofing materials do quite well with heat transfer, helping to keep your home at a more stable temperature throughout the day. Skylights tend to have a big impact on how warm your home is, resulting in increased cooling costs in most cases.

Schedule Valparaiso Roofing Services Today

Looking for a Valparaiso roofing company to help with your skylight problem? Other repairs? Maybe a new roof? Timberman Roofing would be happy to help, reach out today.