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Your dream house in Phoenix probably includes lots of natural light: picture windows, French doors, sliding glass doors, transoms, sidelights and more ways to bring the great outdoors inside. However, we at Concept Restoration know that both the glass panes and the vinyl/wood frames are prone to cracking, shrinking, warping and leaking.
Added natural sunlight makes your home feel brighter and more spacious, but leaking skylights also expose your home to rotting structures or mold. Skylights are famous for leaking. Over time, the seals and flashing can deteriorate, providing an opportunity for water to penetrate your roof. Things like rain and debris can accelerate the process. Modern skylights are less prone to leaks than older versions, but even the best skylights can leak if it isn’t installed properly. Hail and flying debris, for instance, can easily crack a skylight.
No matter how well your skylights were installed, it is still possible for them to leak during heavy rains. Skylights are designed to shed water, but the upper edge of your skylight is a flat surface against which rainwater flows during a hard rain. It can also catch twigs, leaves and other debris from the roof, which can degrade the seal.
When you have a skylight problem, you have two problems. You need to address the roof maintenance by repairing the flashing. You also must repair the interior (sheetrock, ceiling, floor, furnishings) from water damage.
Windows are some of the best features of your house, but they are also susceptible to failure. Perhaps you have a huge crack in the window – you obviously need to replace. But slow accumulation of excess moisture can also cause damage to your home, including mold and mildew growth, wood rot, or even foundation problems.
Typically, window leaks are due to 1) poorly installed windows and 2) cracked window panes. If your windows are leaking, you have a significant problem and need to address it. Whether you should simply repair your existing windows or replace them with new ones, that moisture can damage the window sills, sheetrock and floors around the leak.
Window casings seal the glass from the outside elements; however, strong sunshine can quickly age the materials. Once window casings become splintered, gouged, soft and rotted, you no longer have a reliable barrier to weather. As the seal fails, water can accumulate around the window and ruin the sills and sashes.
All the elements on your roof are potential spots for leaks. A properly built home will have metal flashing around all structures that protrude through the roof surface. If the builder cut costs or time and severe Phoenix weather have damaged the flashing, water can get under the shingles and into your home. Again, you need to address both the roof damage and any water damage that results.
As one of Arizona’s leading water cleanup and restoration teams, Concept Restoration is on call for your water damage (day or night). All the IICRC certified technicians have years of experience, go through background checks and will be uniformed when they arrive with state of the art, heavy-duty drying equipment. Not only is the equipment the newest and most effective out there, it is also sanitized after each damage loss we perform.
When you have a leak in your window or roof, you want confidence that the damage will be restored and thoroughly cleaned. The Concept Restoration 5 Year Guarantee means you do not have to stress about any future mold issues or health effects down the road.