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Midwest Roofing provides roofing repair and installation services at the Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City, and Columbia areas. Our blog contains posts rich with tips and tricks on maintaining and protecting your home or commercial building.

Diagnosing and Repairing a Leaky Skylight

Skylights are both beautiful and functional, but they are sometimes susceptible to leaks. They are actually the top roof leak repair in residential homes. Not only is a leaky skylight not visually appealing, but it's also an indicator that hidden problems and damage are probably lurking. If you notice moisture around your skylight, you'll want to diagnose and fix the problem as soon as possible. You may just have a minor problem on your hands, or you may have a really major one. You won't know until you act on it. 

diagnosing and repairing a leaky skylight


The very first thing that you need to do is find out where the leak is coming from. The only way to effectively do this is to perform a thorough inspection. It's possible that you're just seeing excessive condensation, especially if it's cold outside or the skylight is in a damp location. Then you should check that the skylight is tightly sealed. Be sure that there is nothing on your roof that could block the flow of water and cause it to back up. And lastly, make sure that you don't have a problem with the actual roof itself that is affecting the skylight. 


How you should go about repairing your skylight obviously depends on the problem. In many cases, you can re-seal things or use roofing cement to solve the problem, even if it's just a temporary fix. However, in some cases, replacing the skylight is the best and sometimes only option. 

If you notice a leak in your skylight, contact us right away, so we can help you accurately diagnose and repair the problem.

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