“My Skylight Is Leaking Everywhere!”
Roof Skylights can be a leaky disaster waiting to happen.
If you have a skylight leaking in your home, that’s pretty bad news. Not only will you have to clean up the water and the mess, but you could face extensive repair costs.
In winter, it’s common to see condensation build-up on your skylight. But if your skylight is leaking—especially in winter—you need to take immediate action.
Why is a leaking skylight dangerous?
When your skylight is leaking, water has the potential to enter your roof cavity. Moisture in your roof space can lead to structural damage or rot. These issues might not be immediately apparent. However, left unchecked, your skylight shaft could collapse or your ceiling may warp. The first signs of a slow leak are normally discolouration of the ceiling or moisture inside the roof after rain!
The cost of buying and installing a skylight is already high and doesn’t safeguard you from leaks. The damage caused by a leaking skylight can cost upwards of $2,000 in repairs alone.
This is not to say a traditional skylight isn’t effective—a skylight can bring natural, warm daylight into the home. However, it is a risk that a homeowner should be prepared for when installing a skylight.
How can I fix a leaking skylight?
If rain is causing your skylight to leak, you may need to invest in repairs to the fixture itself to prevent further leakage. However, a more reliable solution would be to replace your leaking skylight with a solar powered LED light. This fixture would act as a skylight alternative and minimise the risk of leaks.
Solar Light Whiz offers a wide range of solar LED lights in circular, rectangular, and square sizes to cater to your lighting needs. Whether you simply need a light source for your interior spaces or want to impress with an alternative to a skylight feature, the Solar Light Whiz range has something for you.
If you’ve got a leaky skylight, consider a solar LED instead.
Is an LED light a good replacement for a leaky skylight?
What you choose really depends what you’re looking to get out of your light. A traditional roof skylight offers:
- Natural daylight
- UV light
- A spectacular feature piece for the home
However, skylights are also associated with:
- Expensive installations—especially for existing homes
- Sun bleaching
- Serious heat gain in summer
- Significant heat loss during winter
- Leakage, if improperly installed or exposed to sever weather
A Solar Light Whiz provides a solar-powered skylight alternative for your indoor lighting needs. These solar LEDs will provide light throughout the day, and can even operate at night if installed with a night operation kit.
The LED doesn’t require a lighting tube or tunnel through your roof space in order to work—the lights are simply wired to a solar panel, which is mounted to your roof. The benefits of an LED lighting system are:
- Dimming lights (solar-powered: automatically brightens as the sun rises and dims as the sun sets)
- Colour temperature akin to sunlight
- Various sizes and shapes to suit your home
- Minimal heat radiating from the lights (as LEDs produce very little heat),
- No running costs when powered by the solar panel
The only holes needed in your roof for a Solar Light Whiz system is a 5mm penetration for metal roofing. However, if you have a tiled roof, you might not need to drill any new holes at all.
If you’re dealing with a leaking skylight or a hail-damaged skylight—or if you’d like to avoid that hassle altogether—consider a skylight alternative lighting solution intead. Don’t suffer under continuous repair costs.
Go solar with Solar Light Whiz, and see the benefits for yourself.