Skylights are a popular home design feature that lend an abundance of natural light to any room, without having to sacrifice valuable wall space for windows. However, just like windows, skylights will break when subjected to sufficient force, in which case you will need to call experienced glass technicians like ours team here at All Glass to come repair it. While our team strives to be prompt with all of our repair services, there might still be a few days’ delay between when you call and when we can get to you, which is why we have put together this guide on what you should do about your broken skylight in the meantime.
- Stay Safe. Your first priority when a skylight breaks should be ensuring everyone’s safety. Clean up the broken glass to ensure that no one gets cut, then cover the broken pane with a tarp or sheet of plywood to prevent any more rain or debris from falling through the gap. Be very careful when on the roof.
- Call Professionals. When dealing with broken skylights, you should always hire professionals to provide the repair services you need. Not only do trained experts have the necessary experience to deliver the high-quality results you are looking for, but they also have the right safety equipment and knowledge of safety protocols to keep themselves safe while working on your skylight.
- Consider Replacement Options. Additionally, you should also think carefully about your replacement options for your broken skylight. If you opt to go with glass again, you may want to have a protective film applied to increase its strength and durability.