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How to Keep Your Skylight Clear and in Good Shape

Adding skylights to a room is an easy way to create an illusion of space and allow natural light to enter. This can easily turn a drab atmosphere into a cozy and inviting area. A fanlight may be a light-transmitting structure that forms all or part of the roof of a building for daylighting functions. Some describe skylights as windows for your roofs.

However, condensation is inevitable given that skylights are placed in an area where heat, rain and snow are always present. This often occurs when it gets warm, causing damp air to rise to the ceiling. It comes into contact with the colder surface of the skylight, influenced by the temperature outside.

Condensation on Your Skylights

Condensation is characterized by mist-like droplets and fogging up of glass. Moisture and water build-up will eventually create damage and leaks in parts of your roofing along the skylights. This is why it is important to contact trusted roofing companies at least once a year for maintenance services to make sure leaks and drips can be avoided.


One thing you can do is to improve ventilation in your home. Allowing moist air to escape and dry air from outside to enter will help reduce the possibility of condensation. You can do this by opening windows to promote air flow, making sure that tumble dryers and gas appliances adequately vent damp heat air outside, and using exhaust fans to expel moist air.

If your home’s siding is made out of wood, or if you live in a heavily wooded area, moisture is more likely to thrive. In this case, it is important to perform preventive maintenance so you can gain the upper hand. It is much easier and economical to prevent damage that fixing it.

If you’re interested in remodeling your roof with skylights, it doesn’t pay to skimp on an inexpensive product that might find you paying more to repair it later down the line. Turn to All American Roofing for quality roofing products and services. With over 30 years of experience, we give only the highest quality workmanship. Call us at (405) 787-0400 or fill out our contact form for a free estimate. We serve clients in Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, OK.