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How To Navigate Skylight Replacement Options

by | Dec 19, 2023 | Skylights

Skylights bring the outdoors in, inviting natural light into your home and enhancing the ambiance of interior spaces. If you need to replace your existing skylight, trust Southwest Ohio Roof Defense to do it for you. As a trusted solution provider in Cincinnati specializing in skylight replacement, we aim to guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless transition to a new, improved skylight solution.

Understanding Skylight Replacement

Skylight replacements involve a comprehensive process to refresh the natural light in your home while addressing structural integrity and efficiency concerns. 

Understanding the nuances of this replacement is key to ensuring a seamless transition to a new, improved skylight solution.

Signs Your Skylight Needs Replacement

Before booking our services, you first need to determine whether your skylight needs replacing. Here are crucial signs to watch out for:

  • Persistent leaks during rain or snow
  • Visible cracks, scratches, or discoloration on the dome’s surface
  • Increased energy bills due to poor insulation and drafts around the skylight area

Types of Skylights

Now that you know you need a skylight replacement, take a look at the different replacement options you can choose from.

  • Deck Mount: Deck mount skylights are installed directly onto the roof deck, providing a low-profile appearance and a seamless integration into the roof structure.
  • Curb Mount: Curb mount skylights are installed on a raised curb, which helps prevent water infiltration and provides easier installation by raising the skylight above the roof’s surface.
  • Self-Flashing: Self-flashing skylights come with an integrated flashing system designed to minimize leaks and provide a watertight seal without requiring additional flashing materials during installation.
  • Flat Roof Skylights: Specifically designed for flat roofs, these skylights often have a low profile and utilize different materials and techniques to ensure proper drainage and prevent water pooling.
  • Fresh Air Skylights: Fresh air skylights enable you to open and close them to allow ventilation. These skylights can improve indoor air circulation and provide an option for more natural airflow.
  • Fixed Skylights: Fixed skylights are non-operable and remain stationary, allowing natural light to enter the space without the option of ventilation.
  • Custom Skylights: If you have specific requirements, we also offer custom skylights. These are tailor-made to fit unique architectural designs or specific homeowner preferences, offering versatility in shapes, sizes, and features to suit individual needs.

Explore the variety of styles and materials available in skylights  through our skylight installation service.

The Replacement Process

From assessing current conditions to selecting the perfect replacement, here are the steps we follow to ensure optimal skylight replacement results.

Assessing Your Current Skylight

Our professionals conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the need for replacement. This step includes:

  • Inspection of the skylights’ condition: Inspecting the skylight involves a comprehensive evaluation to identify any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks and scratches, discoloration, condensation, or trapped moisture.
  • Assessment of surrounding roofing materials: Apart from the skylight, we also evaluate the surrounding areas of the skylight to identify potential issues that may affect your skylight’s performance.
  • Reviewing the skylight’s sealing and structural integrity: Before moving forward, we will also inspect the seals and caulking of your skylight, and assess its structural integrity. 

Choosing the Right Replacement

Selecting the appropriate material, size, and features is crucial for an optimal replacement. This step covers:

  • Material selection: When selecting a material, we consider three factors: durability, aesthetics, and budget. 
  • The right size: Then, we determine what the best size is to maximize natural light and ensure proper insulation.
  • Additional features: Besides the standard skylight features, we can also take into account other enhancements like UV protection and remote-operated venting options to unlock maximum functionality and efficiency. 

At Southwest Ohio Roof Defense, we assist homeowners in selecting the most suitable skylight options tailored to their preferences, ensuring a well-lit, comfortable, and visually appealing living space. Learn more about the VELUX skylight installation process to gain more insights into our meticulous replacement procedures.

Why Choose Southwest Ohio Roof Defense?

At Southwest Ohio Roof Defense, our commitment goes beyond mere service — it’s a dedication to excellence and unparalleled expertise in skylight replacement. Here are other reasons why we stand out as the go-to choice in Cincinnati for transforming skylights.

Expertise and Experience

We pride ourselves on our qualifications and extensive experience servicing the greater Cincinnati area.

  • We have certified professionals with specialized training in skylight replacement.
  • We have years of hands-on experience addressing diverse skylight challenges in local homes.

Customer Satisfaction and Support

Our commitment to customer satisfaction is evident through the positive testimonials we receive from our satisfied customers highlighting our quality service. Read our reviews below:

  • “The company installed a skylight for me. It was a fairly difficult project but they handled it well. They kept coming back until I was satisfied and did extra work that was not in the original quote at no extra charge. My experience is that they put the customer first.” — Richard Kolp
  • “From the initial inspection, estimate, and project completion, Sword Roofing was easy and professional to work with. They offered options and maintained an open line of communication. Quality work!” — Wendy Vega
  • “The SWORD Team provides excellent roofing services and customer service. Highly recommend!” — Amy Terrell Broermann

Through our dedicated customer support, we can easily address inquiries and provide assistance throughout the replacement process.

Getting Started With Your Replacement

Take the first step toward a brighter, more efficient home. Schedule a free inspection with our experts today!

Final Words

Replacing a skylight is about more than aesthetics. It’s about ensuring your home’s comfort, efficiency, and long-term durability. 

At Southwest Ohio Roof Defense, we serve as your trusted partner, providing informative guidance and professional services for your skylight replacement needs. Contact us today and experience the difference as we transform your skylight into a beacon of natural light and beauty.

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