Always Test Your Roof Skylights For Water Leaks

The first things that pops into my mind, when someone mentions the word skylight, is roof leaks and plenty of light. If your skylight isn't installed properly, you're going to have water leaking from them, whenever it starts to rain, and it won't really matter, whether your skylights were installed properly, there's a good chance that you will have plenty of natural light shining from them.

If you're going to have a skylight installed, make sure that you aren't going to have any problems with roof leaks. Now you're probably asking yourself, how I will know if my skylight leaks, unless it rains the day before I make my final payment to the contractor.

Well, that's why I am here. I'm here to give you a few suggestions before I pay the contractor, just to make sure that everything is working like it should be.

Simply take the garden hose out and start spraying it over the skylight. If the skylight is one that opens and closes, please make sure that it's closed, before you start spraying any water over your skylight. Sometimes a little common sense can save you a lot of frustration and agony.

Simply try to re-create a heavy rainstorm around your skylight. This doesn't mean that you need to spray the water directly at the skylight or underneath the roof shingles, because this might create other problems that your skylight installation contractor won't be responsible for.

Do this for at least five minutes and then walk inside to make sure that no water is leaking from the skylight. It would be a better idea, to have one person located on the inside of the house, just in case there are leaks and one person on the outside of the house spraying the water above the skylight.