March 11, 2020
More often than not, we hear horror stories about leaky skylights. Commercial facilities with recently inspected skylights were supposed to be leak-free. Now, their tenants are calling to let them know they are putting out buckets during rainstorms months later. While skylights are supposed to let in light and bring commercial owners an edge when they are renting spaces to businesses, it seems they are more of a hassle in the long term. We can understand why many commercial owners believe that all skylights leak. However, it simply isn’t true. The bad stories currently outweigh the good ones, but that doesn’t mean every skylight is going to leak.
When you have the right product properly installed, you can reap in the rewards of commercial skylights without any of the negatives.
Commercial business owners love skylights for a number of reasons. The most popular is the amount of light that comes into the space. Who doesn’t enjoy soft, natural sunlight all year long? Benefits to those who rent a commercial space with skylights include:
Those who have experienced horror stories with skylights don’t believe these benefits are worth it. However, it is possible to enjoy skylights without any leakage in the long run.
The wrong contractor and poor products are a recipe for disaster when it comes to skylight installation. While installers should complete the job correctly, some either are not skilled enough or do not allow enough time to properly install skylights.
Three of the most common reasons we hear and see in regards to leaking skylights are:
Whether a skylight begins leaking because of one reason or a combination, the homeowner will now think that all skylights leak. However, it’s simply not the case.
Skylights can be built with proper materials that are meant to withstand weather for years to come. In fact, some skylights can outlast the commercial roof they were installed on.
You are probably wondering, “how is that possible?”
It takes the right skylight and proper installation practices to ensure your skylight will not leak. We are firm believers that “all skylights leak” is just a myth. Most run-of-the-mill skylights are cheap, poorly installed and not built to last. Feel free to contact us if you still don’t think we can create a skylight that can’t leak, and we will happily discuss our products with you.