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Simple Skylight Maintenance Tips

Learn how to care for your skylight throughout the year.

As a homeowner, there may come a time when you want to enhance the look and feel of your living space.  One of the best ways to do so is to install a skylight in one or more rooms in your home.  A skylight brings well-need natural light into a space and can lower utility costs.  However, it is essential that you care for your skylight, especially since the temperatures are dropping outside.  Luckily, there are few simple skylight maintenance tips you can follow right now.

Keep It Clean

When it comes to caring for your skylight, it is essential that you are cleaning it regularly.  You want to clean the interior and exterior of your skylight to prevent dirt and debris from building up.  You want to soak the exterior of the structure in warm water and mild soap to loosen up the dirt. You should then use a soft brush and a non-abrasive cleaner to get rid of all the dirt and debris.  Make sure to use a squeegee or a lint-free clothing to wipe the glass clean. You want to avoid using any tools that scrape or scratch the glass.

Inspect For Leaks

When it comes to skylight maintenance and repairs, leaks are the most common issue.  Since the fall and winter bring an excess of rain and snow, you want to make sure that your skylight is tightly sealed.  You want to check the drywall around the skylight, as well as, where the glass meets the seal. If there are any crack in the structure or serious repairs to be made, contact the professionals at Phil DiBello Family Roofing.

Check The Mechanics

If your skylight opens and closes, you want to make sure all of the gears are working properly.  You need to test the gears, whether they are hand-operated or motorized. A DiBello Roofing professional can apply lubrication if the gears are stuck or working improperly.

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Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority!  Remember to follow us Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.

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