Most skylights come with a PVC kerb that effectively clamps to an EPDM rubber roof membrane. With security caps encasing the fixings, not only does the unit become completely watertight, but also more secure.
Water ingress becomes almost impossible when the membrane is applied to the full kerb height and finished on the top horizontal surface. The glazing is pre-drilled accurately using the latest technology, allowing simplified installation when it is screwed to the kerb, and making sure the fit is secure.
Installing flat roof skylights can add to the aesthetic value of your home and subsequently increase the kerb appeal. Once viewed from inside, skylights can transform living areas, particularly if they are in a dark corner of the home.
This largely depends on the quality of both the skylight and the installation. When considering skylights for your projects, think about longevity, which will impact your cost vs. value ratio over the lifespan. It can be a false economy to install low quality skylights if the average life expectancy is just 8-10-years.
Some of our skylights carry a 20-year warranty and we cover our workmanship with an insurance-basked guarantee for your peace of mind. Book a free roofing survey with Permaroof Wakefield.
If your existing rooflights are old or are showing signs of wear, it is a good time to replace them if you are reroofing your flat roof. This will save time and money on the installation costs and will reduce the likelihood of damaging the new roofing when the skylight is removed and replaced at a later date.
Some skylights require almost no maintenance aside from cleaning. If your skylights open, test the opening mechanisms and keep an eye on the kerbs to ensure there are no signs of leaking.
Installing good quality skylights professionally can reduce many of the common problems homeowners see in some types of skylight, which require additional treatments for mold and mildew caused by ill-fitting lights or those of poor quality.
Permaroof Wakefield ensure the highest standards of both skylights and installation and provide insurance-backed guarantees for your peace of mind.