Hail Damage Skylights

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Hail Damage Skylights

If you have skylights in your home, it is important to stay safe when a storm hits.

Many homeowners choose to install skylights as a way to open up a space and add more natural light. In areas prone to severe weather, like the Texas Panhandle, skylights are likely to be damaged. Broken or leaky skylights can be frustrating for homeowners and lead to more serious damage if left unattended. 

If you have skylights in your home, it is important to stay safe when a storm hits. Do not stand near or under skylights during a hailstorm. When skylights have been damaged by a storm, call a professional as soon as possible. Examining and repairing skylight damage on your own can be hazardous. It is a good idea to get help from a company with skylight experience. If you know severe weather is on the way, you can try to minimize skylight damage by covering your skylights with tarps, blankets, or large boards. Some damage could be deflected by taking this preventative step. Older skylights become more susceptible to hail damage. Over time, acrylics lose the compounds that allow them to be flexible. When this happens, they become brittle and more prone to damage. 

If your skylight experiences hail damage, often only the outer dome is broken. In this case, your skylight may continue to function until repairs can be made. When the outer dome is broken, you will still need to repair your skylights as soon as possible to maintain the integrity of your roofing and lighting system. Water can be sneaky and any access point could lead to greater damage down the road. If your entire skylight is broken, cover your belongings and place buckets under large leaks to protect your floor. As soon as possible, the broken skylight will need to be covered. Accent Roofing of Amarillo can help you. We can assess the damage and help you get on the road to repairs as quickly as possible. 

When you experience broken or damaged skylights, it is an excellent time to consider an upgrade. One option is Velux hail resistant tempered glass skylights. These skylights are guaranteed to protect your home without breaking. They can withstand hail up to two inches in diameter and have a ten year warranty. Polycarbonate skylights offer the same protection for up to fifteen years. The durability of polycarbonate gives you some of the best protection for your skylights. Finally, it is important to ensure that your skylights are installed correctly. For this reason, it is recommended to use professionals. Once installed, skylights should be inspected regularly to ensure they are not leaking. Accent Roofing will ensure you have the correct skylight for your needs.

Accent Roofing of Amarillo is committed to helping you keep your home safe. Our highly trained professionals are dedicated to providing you with the best customer service possible. We can help assess your damage and work with you to begin repairs as quickly as possible. We want to help you protect your property and your family. We are also available to provide regular inspections of your roofing and skylights. Regular inspections can ensure your roof is ready for whatever weather may pop up.