Common Skylight Problems

1 Leaks!

header leaksThe skylights themselves may not be the culprit! If a skylight is mounted properly and sealed to its curb per the manufacturer’s instructions, it is very unlikely that it will leak. Left gallery above to show options. Condensation—A drip, not a leak. A common ... Read more

2 Heat Gain/Loss Can Cost You $

header heat gain lossIncreasing Energy Efficiency Will Save You Money Everyday! Poorly designed and cheaply made skylights may save a few dollars at installation, but the money you save can be lost in a few years of wasted energy. We suggest you watch for ... Read more

3 Cracked or Broken

hail damage stress crack 2Aging acrylic skylights are at risk of cracking or breaking.  Brittle Acrylic:  Over time, acrylic materials lose the compounds that make them flexible, thus becoming brittle and susceptible to cracking and breaking. In Colorado, where summer hail storms are common, brittle skylights ... Read more

4 Hail Damage

header hail damage Hail Season—Severe Weather Puts Us On Alert Need an Emergency Cover? Our crews are available and phone calls will be answered or returned. 303-761-2200 Brittle Acrylic Over time, acrylic materials lose the compounds that make them flexible, thus becoming brittle and susceptible to hail damage. ... Read more

5 Glare

header glareGlare is all about contrast and is caused by unequal light distribution.  Types of glare. Disability glare, such as when the eye is confronted by headlights from oncoming automobiles, can result in a nearly complete lack of vision. Discomfort glare is a sensation ... Read more