Roof Windows are built in a way to last a long time, however after a while there may be signs where it’s time to replace them.
How do you know when it’s time for roof window replacement? Look for one or more of these 5 signs:
- Roof Windows are Leaking
If there’s a leak coming from the roof window, that’s a sign that there is a need for an immediate roof window replacement. Window leaks can lead to serious damage to flooring, furniture and anything else in its way. The cost of a roof window replacement is far less than the cost of repairing water damage.
- Condensation is Forming Around the Roof Windows
If there is condensation forming around the roof window, that’s a sign that the window isn’t sealed properly. The real challenge with condensation on roof windows is that it can also pose a threat to the integrity of the entire roof. Make sure the roof windows and the actual roof are in good shape by getting a roof window replacement when condensation has formed.
- You Have Cracks in the Window Pane
Without a pair of roller shutters, even the highest quality rooftop windows are vulnerable to elements. A good hailstorm or a falling tree branch can sometimes lead to cracks in roof windows. If this happens, it’s time for a roof window replacement.
- You Are Noticing Discoloration
Over time, rooftop windows that are in constant exposure to sun can start to turn a shade of yellow. This is an aesthetics problem, and it also limits the amount of natural light that the roof windows provide. Since there is no way to reverse this effect, it’s best to take preventative action by installing exterior roof window blinds, such as roller shutters or awning blinds. However, if there is discoloration, it’s time to consider a roof window replacement.
- You Are Replacing Your Entire Roof
If the entire roof is being replaced, it’s also a good idea to consider a roof window replacement. It’s difficult to perfectly fit existing roof windows into a reconstructed roof without compromising the roof’s integrity. To avoid leaking skylight issues, updating the roof window flashings is key to ensure a weathertight seal. Flashing come in various styles so there is one that’ll fit perfectly.