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Skylight Systems for Flat Roofings

There are a multitude of skylights that can enhance the the look and feel of a room and provide a great source of natural light. Installing new skylights on a flat roof is relatively easy. However, flat roof leak repair involving skylights is not always easy to do. Flat roof leaks involving skylights are caused by a variety of issues: The flashing around the skylight is not installed correctly The gasket that seals the glass to the metal frame has shrunk and caused separation. from the glass,  allowing water to seep through behind the flashing. Cracks due to ultraviolet rays Pooling water caused by flat roof construction increases the chances of a flat roof leak ten fold. Our skylight technicians have years of knowledge and experience and take the preventative measures to minimize any chance of a flat roof leak caused by skylights. We also provide emergency skylight repair services in times of serious …Read More

Avoiding a Disaster: Doing It Right the First Time

Purchasing a skylight takes preparation. You need to begin with the location, look, shape, ventilation and so on. Then a “tough” decision occurs, should an expert like Skylight come into my home and do it properly or do I take on the project on my own. The do it yourselfer automatically goes on the internet and finds some videos on YouTube on “How to install a skylight.” Since you are saving on the installation the do-it-yourselfer, decides to purchase the best and most expensive skylight on the market that is “guaranteed” to satisfy his needs and the needs of his family. On a nice warm day the install begins and a hole is made in the roof. After 2 long days trying to install the skylight, it is finally complete to his satisfaction. The new skylight is helping open up the room with fresh sunlight, there are no dark …Read More

Skylights: Helping Combat the “Winter Blues”

Many relate summer to a time with lots of movement, productivity, excitement and happiness. So, why is it that in the middle of fall and the beginning of winter our bodies and minds begin to slow down? Our bodies and minds begin to slow down at the beginning of fall due to one key element that begins to disappear which is the sun.  The sun and its rays begin to have less impact on our day to day lives due to the fact that days get shorter and colder.  Therefore our instinct tells us that we should stay in the warmth which results in getting less day-to day sunlight. This translates to the winter depression widely known as the “Winter Blues.” The “Winter Blues” is developed due to a lack of sunrays that leads to a deficiency in Vitamin D (which the human body makes itself — but only in …Read More



In most cases a skylight can be repaired rather than being completely replaced. We have found that most building owners or property managers are satisfied with their current skylight system, but are unaware of how to properly maintain their skylights.



Many leak problems begin when water makes it way under gaps in the skylight itself, into the flashing around the skylight, or the flat roof membrane that goes up the curb.



When selecting a skylight, there are several factors to consider. Aesthetics aside, you must look at the construction of your building; how thick is your roof? What roofing materials were used?