When is The Best Time to Replace Skylights?
It is best to replace your skylight(s) when you are re-roofing your house. Why? Because the re-roofing process will take a toll on your current skylights if you do not replace them.
There are a number of reasons why skylight replacement is a smart choice when re-roofing your home. Most reputable builders and roofing contractors recommend it because damage to the skylight, flashing or framing often occurs when the old roofing is removed. Damage caused during tear-off is likely to cause leaking or seal failure, undermining your efforts to improve your home.
But why can’t you just keep your skylights while your roof is being replaced? The issue with keeping your old skylights with new roofing is, eventually, you will have to replace them anyway. Trying to salvage skylights to save a few dollars now may end up costing many more dollars down the road.
Replacing your skylight(s) during re-roofing maintains your home’s appearance, is more cost-effective, protects warranties, and preserves your investment.