Excellent feature to light up few rooms or the living room without using any electricity. Energy efficiency is a bonus.
On the other hand, having significant amounts of snow on the glass itself can be problematic. When temperatures are blown freezing point and your thermostat programmed to room temperatures (23 degrees Celsius) it can transfer heat and melt the snow gradually. Over time melting snow accumulate and form an ice dam at the bottom of the skylight. Any additional snow that melts due to heat loss or rain gets trapped behind the ice and leaks into the house.
Having new shingles does not guarantee a leak free skylight. If proper membrane is used around the skylight and wall flashing is caulked properly, it can provide better protection definitely.
It is highly recommended to have all skylights free off ice dams and accumulation prior to thaw and warmer weather. Preventive maintenance is a key to prevent leaks and damage if you had experienced it before.
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After multiple wind damage repairs on a shingle roof is perfect time to put an end to this repeating problem. We normally document the condition of the roof and estimated life span ect. Pictures are provided to the homeowners with detailed explanations to understand the circumstances.
Best time to replace a shingle roof is in spring or fall. Not too hot, not too cold. Extreme hot temperatures does speed up the granular to move with force of foot traffic. Under circumstances we would soak the roof with water to keep the texture on asphalt shingles.
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Preventive maintenance is a scheduled service to minimize risks of having water damage caused by snow and ice accumulations on your roof.
Depending on the pitch of the roof, snow may pile up due to design of the roof trusses. When there are walls and valleys are involved, it is venerable to accumulation. Melting snow can turn into ice damming and cause water pooling on your pitched roof. If you have experienced leaks due to ice damming, it is highly recommended to do preventive maintenance on your roof.
Heat loss is another reason why the accumulation of the ice is greater when compared to neighboring houses. When there isn’t significant amount of insulation is in your attic, this can increase your heating bills dramatically. Blue staining and leaks when temperatures drow down to ZERO amd warmer are the signs of heat loss.
Having proper ventilated attic is another important factor. Your attic should be same temperature as the outside. If not there is an issue with your ventilation system. This can cause ice damming and leaks.
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You may think that the seals are bad between the double panes in your window but the real question is what is the cause for it? During cold winter months your furnace is working overtime to keep your house in a reasonable temperatures live in. Insulation behind the drywall and in your attic supposed to keep you warm from cold winter months. When there is no fresh air flow in your attic due to improper ventilation system, it forces all the warm air to get trapped and cause condensation .
Many may think skylight is in bad shape and needs to be replaced but it may only leak because of the ice dams that are allowing water to enter around the skylight and cause a leak.It’s like taking a shower with hot water and getting all the mirrors moist. As soon as you turn on the fan all the moist air fans out and circulates the air. Due to position of the skylight, snow does melt and freeze. Monitor skylight tunnel for yellow stains to make the call.
So on your roof there are vents designed to fan out the trapped moist air. If these vents are blocked because of the snow or they are not big enough to fan out the moist air, it will cause condensation. If you are experiencing similar effects and want some answers, contact your Ottawa Roofing Contractor for advise. If roof vents are not visible and covered with snow, hire an experienced roofer in Ottawa to remove all the snow off your roof.
Annual roof inspection is in every home and business owners interest and responsibility to protect integrity of the dwelling. Oil change for your is no different than inspection for your residential and commercial roof in Ottawa. Better safe is always better than too late
Skylights can be the best option to brighten up any room or living space that is consuming electricity during daytime. Using the mother nature to bring in daylight can save you money in the long run no doubt.
Only problem with skylights is that if the roof is being replaced, skylight should be replaced at the same time to avoid problems in the future. If the skylight gets pried or moved a bit just to get the old shingles out, it can definitely cause leaks not today but eventually. I’ve done many skylight repairs on newer roofs just because of that reason. We can only caulk around the skylight itself or around the glass to stop the leak. These repairs are temporary solutions and it can get pricy slowly but surely. If you spend 250$ every year on repairs, you can have a new skylight installed for the same amount in 3 to 4 years. We are not talking about the drywall repairs or the paint job that is needed to complete the repairs.
Skylight leaks are not always visible to a naked eye. It can rot the plywood around it slowly and this can be a structural issue if not taking care of. In some cases mold can be found just because of the duration of the leak that was not noticed.
If a skylight is leaking, there can be 2 reasons a) it is not flashed properly b) seal on the glass is cooked under the sun for all those years. Temporary option is to repair it so that the leak stops. Permanent solution is to replace the skylight and get it over with. A new skylight comes with 10, 15 or 20 years warranty depending on the make and model as well as the company who is installing it. Always shop around and get multiple quotes from 3 different companies to compare. Cheap does not mean good, expensive does not mean any better either. Look for a reasonable price somewhere in between.
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