Fiberglass Skylight Repairs or Replacement?
We continuously come across this problem of replacing failed fiberglass skylights and the price tag that brings to the unsuspecting building owner. They really don’t budget for skylight failure when their buildings are only fifteen years old. (or in some cases older)
In this case the replacement price tag was simply not within the budget. But fortunately we do have a way to extend the life of the skylight, for at least another five to seven years, that costs much less.
What We Will Do:
- We clean off all caulking and dirt from the panels
- The panels have to be completely dry and above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
- We cover the exterior skin with a two-part UV rated resin called gel coat. This protects and weatherproofs the fiberglass.
- We then apply new silicone sealants to the edges of caps and flashings for a permanent watertight seal.