Roofing & Skylights

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Myrtle Beach Roofing & Skylights Contractors

Having installed and repaired thousands of roofing and skylight systems on single-family homes, multi-family homes and condominiums for over two decades. One thing we have seen firsthand is always hiring a reliable, top-rated company to ensure a guaranteed professional installation job the first time. Expert installers will follow all the installation instructions without cutting corners and sacrificing your roofing and skylight longevity.

Skylights & Flashing:

Skylight flashing refers to the weatherproof section between the skylight window assembly and the roofing materials. Water-resistant skylights need these flashing to keep the rain out and prevent water damage. However, skylight flashing leaks are all too common.

If your skylight flashing is not air-tight, it can allow water to seep into your home. It can also lead to long-term structural damage as the water soaks into the house’s frame. A flashing leak may occur for various reasons, including:

  • Poor installation
  • Cheap materials
  • Excessive wear and tear

Glass Cracks:

Another typical issue with skylights in Myrtle Beach involves the skylight glass cracking. Laminated glass or tempered glass skylights are more aesthetically pleasing than plastic ones, but they are more susceptible to cracks. These cracks may go unnoticed for a very long time.

Glass cracks present the same concerns as flashing leaks. They can lead to water leakage and a long list of costly repairs. What might cause your skylight’s glass to crack?

  • Severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes and hailstorms
  • Fallen debris, such as tree limbs and roofing tiles
  • High Indoor humidly especially for bathroom skylights

Mechanical Failures:

Some skylights are simply glass or plastic panels installed into your roof. However, many skylights include levers and gears enabling them to open and close. For these high-tech installations, mechanical failures are a familiar concern.

Mechanical malfunctions refer to any problem that prevents your skylight from operating correctly. This issue could be the result of constant or improper use. It could also come from corroded mechanisms or natural wear and tear over time. Whatever the root cause, mechanical failures can ruin your skylight’s functionality and lead to water and ultraviolet light damage.

How To Prevent Skylight Issues in Horry County:

When it comes to fixing these common issues with skylights, your best bet is to call a trusted company like Horry Handyman & Remodeling. You’ll need a team of experienced professionals to identify the specific problem and apply the right solution.

    Roofing & Skylight Repair & Installation Myrtle Beach:

    Most of us assume that our roof is fine as long as there are no visible damages or leaks. Roofs are often one of the most neglected parts of the house. Most homeowners will only have their roofs checked when there’s already a leak. However, you should have your roof inspected every year, but more so when:

    • A storm or natural disaster occurs, and your roof may have been affected
    • When there is an overgrowth of vegetation in gutters{such as wild vines and fallen leaves and twigs from trees}
    • Your roof is more than ten years old

    It is crucial to regularly inspect roof conditions and immediately repair any minor damage because it can lead to more severe problems. For instance, clogged gutters can overflow into your home’s foundation, which can lead to cracks. If neglected, it can result in more extensive damage and a higher cost of having to replace your roof and complete additional associated repairs. 

    Hiring Horry Handyman & Remodeling ensures your roof’s conditions are properly assessed for things like flashing damage (the covering in gaps of chimneys, skylights, roof boots and vents),  surface wear and overall degradation. At Horry Handyman & Remodeling we advise on whether it is best to replace your roof or if it can still withstand intensive weather conditions with repairs.

      Roofing Flashing:

      If your house has vents, a chimney, skylights, or exhaust fans, be aware that these structures are prone to leaking. They have a flashing, a thin material made of steel, aluminum and copper surrounding chimneys, skylights, and vents. Its purpose is to cover the crevices and divert water towards the shingles instead of seeping into them.

      A roof flashing needs to be sealed when it shows signs of rust, corrosion, holes, missing nails, dried-out sealant, or has loosened. When you work with Horry Handyman & Remodeling we can tell if the flashing can be sealed or need to be replaced.

      Top-Rated Services for Roofing & Skylights Near Me

      At Horry Handyman & Remodeling we have experience identifying and fixing a wide range of issues with roofing & skylights in Horry County. We offer free inspections and guarantee professional service from start to finish. Schedule your free roof inspection today. Horry Handyman & Remodeling can inspect your roof, identify any concerns, and offer the best approach to solve your individual needs. If you have questions prior to scheduling your free inspection, feel free to contact us at 843-253-0222.