Commercial Skylight Roofing: What Is It & Why Do You Need It?

Posted on July 15th, 2021 by Applied Roofing Services

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Commercial Skylight Roofing

What Is Commercial Skylight Roofing?

A skylight is a fixed window frame installed on the roof. Skylight windows are highly recommended for commercial buildings because they ensure sunlight penetration, aesthetic appeal, better views, and improved ventilation. They come in various types and shapes and can be made of different materials  that are as follows:

Types

  • Fixed skylights – Ideal for any room that requires additional light
  • Tubular skylights – Best-suited for enclosed and tight spaces
  • Ventilating skylights (roof windows) – Ideal for high/cathedral roofs

Shapes

  • Dome-shaped/Arched–Allows sunlight to spread throughout the room evenly
  • Pyramid – Are mounted on curbs on flat roofs and are available with different slopes and pitches
  • Flat –Ideal for flat or low-pitched roofs

Glazing Materials

  • Plastic – Needs a special coating to be applied otherwise it will turn yellow over time and become incapable of deflecting UV radiations
  • Glass –Is durable and offers greater longevity than plastic glazing
  • Solar-heat control – Is energy-efficient and the best of all glazing material

Why Do You Need Skylights for Your Commercial Building?

The following are some of the reasons why you should consider skylight roofing for your commercial buildings.

  1. Reduces Energy Consumption

Skylight windows can be opened to let fresh air inside, helping to keep your room cool without turning on the air conditioner. Even on cold days, it allows the solar radiation to enter the room, keeping it naturally warm and reduce heating costs.

  1. Increases Employee Productivity

The natural light enhances your employees’ health by reducing stress and anxiety as well as prevents nearsightedness and seasonal affective disorder (SAD). As a result, your healthy employees can perform better, consequently boosting your company’s productivity.

  1. Enhances Overall Aesthetics

Installing skylights add an elegant touch to your commercial building,  enhancing its appearance and aesthetic value.

  1. Gives a “Spacious” Feel

Skylights allow you to enjoy the beautiful night sky or nature during the day while also giving a more spacious feel to your existing space.

Curb-Mounted Skylights Vs.Deck-Mounted Skylights

Curb-mounted skylights require a box structure for installation. However, when replacing the skylight, the box structure can be used without re-flashing the skylight, provided the flashing is in good condition. Deck-mounted skylights are a recent development and are considered more energy efficient due to the absence of box structure. Depending on what you need, either of these skylight roofing options would be valuable.

Are Commercial Skylights Worth the Money?

Although skylights are on the pricier side, many of the previously mentioned benefits help outweigh the cost. However, make sure to properly install your skylights so that they perform well and do not leak.

Are you looking for the best commercial roofing contractor in Los Angeles and Orange County for commercial skylight roofing services? Contact Applied Roofing Services today at 714-632-8418 to get comprehensive commercial roofing solutions or get a quote online.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


How to Prevent Winter Skylight Leaks in Residential Roofing

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Applied Roofing Services

Skylights offer a practical solution to keep your home naturally warm and sunny during the harsh winter months by letting in the bright sunlight, while saving you money in the process. However, a leaking skylight outweighs these benefits. A local residential roofing contractor will provide professional inspection to help you prevent winter skylight leaks. Read on to learn more about why skylights leak in winter and how to prevent it.

Winter Skylight Leaks

What Causes Skylight Leaks?

Winter skylight leaks can result from many factors, including:

  • Damaged or misplaced flashing
  • Roof damage that allows water seepage into the house through the skylight
  • Poor roof maintenance during winter
  • Condensation problems due to severe humidity

How to Prevent Winter Skylight Leaks

Follow these tips to get the most out of your skylight system, and to prevent winter skylight leaks:

Regular Roof Inspections

Many skylight problems and other kinds of water damage to the roof are avoidable through seasonal roof inspections. Roof inspectors will look for damaged shingles and gutters, and will inspect the flashings for openings, cracks, or other indications of damage or deterioration.

It is recommended to schedule roof inspections ahead of the winter season to ensure your home is all set for the cold and wet weather. Another inspection may be needed in the spring to verify how well your roof and skylight endured the storms, and to address any necessary roof repairs after the winter months.

Skylight Roof Maintenance

Proper roof care is crucial in and around winter to help you prevent skylight leaks. This is mainly due to the danger of ice dams that can cause major damage to your roof and attic.

After the storm, clear your roof of snow as quickly as possible to avoid ice dam creation. Ice dams can block drainage, leading to moisture seepage into your home via the roof and skylight.

Proper Ventilation

Another factor to consider in case of your winter skylight leaks is the level of humidity in the topmost floor of your home. Excessive indoor humidity can lead to condensation on skylight glass while causing leaks around the frame. Consult a roofing contractor to learn about a proper ventilation system or dehumidifier to prevent condensation in your home.

Get Help from Professional Roofer!

Skylight leaks can be complicated and wrong repairs can cause significant interior damage, so it’s recommended to hire a residential roofing professional for proper diagnosis and repair.

If you have leaks near your skylight, you can contact our professional roofers who will evaluate your skylight and shingles, and will suggest suitable repairs to solve your roofing problems like winter skylight leaks.

 

Related Articles:
-Skylight Installation: Learn About the Benefits
-Re-Roofing: How Skylights Installation Is the Best Option

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


Skylight Installation: Learn About the Benefits

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by Applied Roofing Services

A roof is one of the most important parts of your home, which also acts as the first line of defense from natural hazards like hail, ice, rain, fire, and wind. Other than providing a cover, a roof system also enhances the curb appeal of your home. If you are looking for a new roofing system for your home or office, Skylight installation can be a great option as it makes the indoors more cheerful and bright.

Skylights provide a great deal of natural sunlight. It not only uplifts your property’s appearance, but also benefits your health by allowing natural light into your home. If you are planning to get a skylight roof installed in your home or office, this video will help you to learn more about Skylight roof installation by Applied Roofing Services.

The Skylight roofing system brings a bit of blue sky indoors. The natural light coming in is environmentally friendly and allows you to save huge on monthly energy bills . For these reasons, skylight installation is becoming increasingly popular among homeowners in Orange County.

Applied Roofing Services is a reliable name in Southern California for all types of skylight installation projects for residential and commercial properties. We have a dedicated team of professionals with wide experience in skylight roof installation.

For professional skylight installation and other roofing services in Orange County, contact Applied Roofing Services at (714) 632-8418 today.

About Applied Roofing Services

Applied Roofing Services is a full service roofing company located in CA. We offer durable and high quality residential and commercial flat roofing. We provide roof installation as well as roof repair services, roof maintenance and inspection services. We specialize in low slope roofs, energy efficient, zero maintenance, and green roofing. We have 20+ years of experience in the roofing industry.


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