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The Danger of a Skylight Leak

What’s the worst thing about getting a traditional skylight? It’s probably the threat of having a skylight leak. Australia’s weather ranges from calm sunny days to hailstorms, or even cyclones in the tropics. Most homes are built to withstand the worst that Australia’s temperamental climate can throw at it. Yet roof skylights aren’t always built with hail or severe weather in mind. In a severe hailstorm, hail the size of golf balls can cause serious damage to your property. The risk of having a skylight leaking into your home is compounded if the skylight is damaged. On the right is an image taken after a tropical storm in Queensland—just take a look!

As a result, investing in a skylight is an attractive way to bring natural sunlight into your home. Naturally, it also poses a significant structural risk with it.  If you live in tropical regions, this risk is increased given the infrequent cyclones that batter our coastline. A leaking skylight simply isn’t an effective skylight!

Want to Avoid a Skylight Leak In Your Home?

Once your skylight dome or window is damaged, water will easily leak through the channel into your home—or worse, into the rafters. This means that once moisture begins to gather in your rafters, the skylight poses a structural hazard. Even temperamental weather such a gale winds can also warp or twist a tubular skyligh out of place. These potential risks bring us to one important question: Is a roof skylight the right solution for your home day lighting needs?

The Solar Light Whiz offers a weather-resistant solution to the problem of longevity and the risk leaking skylights. By installing a sturdy mounting bracket to your roof (tile or metal, our system suits all shapes & styles of roofing), we can set up a solar PV panel which powers LED lights throughout your home. These lights come in a array of different styles and shapes to suit your needs and/or preferences. Most of all, the Solar Light Whiz system isn’t invasive for your home. Also, it poses no threat to your rafters, or your roof space!

The Solar LED Skylight Alternative: A Modern Solution To Skylight Leaking

Our system is very flexible, allowing for room to grow. If you’re interested in adding more Solar Light Whiz LED lights to your home, our PV panels can support up to twelve lights from a single solar panel, depending on configuration! If you’re interested in reading more about the other benefits of a skylight alternative, click here!

Solar Light Whiz is a safe and simple no-fuss, and no-drama soltion to providing lighting into your home. The final result appears  similar to a conventional skylight window, but without the risk of a leaking skylight down the track. If you want an energy-conscious solution that dims with the availability of sunlight, we’ve got you covered. Furthermore, Solar Light Whiz also provides enough illumination to function as a lighting source during the day. But wait, there is more… If you add a night operations kit you can even use the Solar Light Whiz as a light source at night time!

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