There isn’t a better way to flood your home with natural light than to have skylights installed in your ceiling. They have a way of really opening up the space and bringing the light you are looking for into your home. However, when you are facing a roof replacement, it may leave you wondering if you should think about replacing your skylights at the same time. Nickerson Roofing is here to talk about why it may not be a bad idea after all.
Pros to Replacing Skylights During Roof Replacement
There are several reasons you may want to consider changing out your older skylights for new ones when you are already in the thick of getting a new roof on your home. Here are some of the top reasons it’s a good idea.
– Your Skylight & Roof are Designed Together: More than likely, when your roof was installed, your skylights were designed with that roof in mind. If there are any changes that you are making to your roof during the replacement, it will likely then be incompatible with your old skylights.
– Worn Seals & Flashing: Regardless of how skilled your roofing company is that is working to put a new roof on your home, there will likely be damage that happens as the old roof is taken off. The seals, flashing and panels of your skylight will probably end up with at least a small amount of damage when the process is complete.
– Re-Flashing isn’t Ideal: While it is possible to simply re-do the flashing around your skylight during the replacement process, this can cause problems as well. Not only will re-flashing the skylight decrease its lifespan by several years, but you will also lose any warranty that you had on that skylight. Most manufacturers know that re-flashing isn’t the ideal circumstance and will not cover any damage to the window moving forward.
Cost Benefits when You Replace Your Skylight with Your Roof Replacement
The fact of the matter is, that the skylights that are installed in your home are probably close to being replaced when your roof is replaced. To roll the dice and hope that they last a few more years isn’t a cost effective way to do things. To replace your skylights during a roof replacement is cheaper and will help you avoid damaging your new roof should you have to replace your older skylights down the road.
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If you have a roof that has reached the end of its life, you can call on the roofing professionals at Nickerson Roofing to help you replace it. We have several different types of roofs to choose from and can help you choose the one that best suits your home. Our experienced roofers will ensure your roof is installed to perfection to offer your home the protection it needs. Call us today!