The first closed skylights were installed in buildings back in the early 1800s, when advances were made in the production of glass. But they did not really become a huge feature until the mid-20th century. These days, skylights are not only attractive, but they can help minimize your utility costs by providing natural light and ventilation.
At GreenStar Roof Coatings, we are experts at all types of commercial skylight systems. Whether you need a brand-new one or your existing skylight needs repairs, call us to take care of it.
If you are brand-new to the subject of skylights, there are few things to keep in mind before they are installed. You will have to make decisions regarding wind resistance, water tightness, sound reduction, shading, ventilation and, of course, UV coatings. Some skylights can be made using sustainable materials, so that is something else you might want to consider.
If you are in need of skylight repair and replacement service in New Orleans, call GreenStar. We serve the entire area from our location in Metairie. Call us today to find out how to get started on your project!
Expert skylight repair
There are times when something goes wrong with an existing skylight. They could be damaged by storms, a manufacturing problem, natural deterioration or vandalism, just to name a few factors. And if they were not installed correctly to begin with, that can also lead to a multitude of issues.
As with many parts of your building, regular maintenance of your skylight will go a long way toward preventing problems in the future. Let us consider its drainage system; this is designed to allow water to flow to the building’s exterior. If the system is blocked, it will create problems with the skylight’s operation.
Another issue that can occur is called “crazing.” When the acrylic glaze dries out, it will result in small cracks on the surface. This is something that should be taken care of, because crazing can lead to actual cracks. These are caused by age or extreme weather conditions.
Whatever the case, we can rebuild your system and make it like new again.