Roof windows can be wonderful tools for allowing natural light into your home. But, after a period of time, even the finest roof windows will need replacement.
How do you know when it’s time for roof window replacement? Look for one or more of these 5 signs:
If you notice a leaking skylight or roof window, that’s a sign that you need an immediate roof window replacement. Needless to say, window leaks can lead to serious damage to flooring, furniture and anything else in its way. The cost of roof window replacement is far less than the cost of repairing water damage.
If you begin to see condensation around your roof windows, that’s a sign that the windows aren’t sealed properly. The real challenge with condensation on your roof windows is that it can also pose a threat to the integrity of your entire roof. Make sure your roof windows and your actual roof are in good shape by getting roof window replacement if and when you notice condensation.
Without a pair of roller shutters, even the highest quality rooftop windows are vulnerable to elements. A good hailstorm or a falling tree branch can sometimes lead to cracks in your roof windows. If this happens at your home, it’s time for a roof window replacement — if you want to avoid window leaks and other crack-related challenges.
Over time, rooftop windows that are in constant exposure to sun can start to turn a shade of yellow. This is an aesthetics problem, and it also limits the amount of natural light that your roof windows provide. Since there is no way to reverse this effect, it’s best to take preventative action by installing exterior roof window blinds, such as roller shutters or awning blinds. However, if you do start to notice discoloration, it’s time to consider a roof window replacement.
If you’re replacing your entire roof, you may also want to consider roof window replacement. It’s difficult to perfectly fit existing roof windows into a reconstructed roof without compromising your roof’s integrity. To avoid leaking skylight issues, you should also updating your roof window flashings to ensure a weathertight seal. Flashing come in various styles and colours so you can find ones that fit perfect with your new roof material.
What’s your best option when considering roof window replacement?
For more budget friendly options, consider Solstro roof windows. Solstro offers a great quality and price compromise, and a size that fits with any of your favourite roof window blinds.
However, if you are looking to invest in a roof window that you will have for decades, opt for the higher quality VELUX roof windows. VELUX roof windows come at a higher price point, but they are highly durable — which means you’ll get years of use and tremendous value out of your purchase.
When you shop at the Roof Window Store, you are guaranteed the best options and a 10-year warranty on any Solstro or VELUX roof window.
For further guidance on your roof window replacement and help with installation, contact the Roof Window Store team.
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