Tarping of Skylight Broken Due to Storm Damage in Richardson
Skylights are a selling point for homes and buildings. They let in warmth and light from the radiant sun. Skylights give you the best of both worlds as you enjoy the sun’s rays without stepping outside, yet you stay dry when it rains.
While skylights are designed to keep moisture and water out, these might still enter through a deep crack in the skylight itself or damage to the flashing from hail damage or extensive wear.
When water drips from a skylight, slippery floors aren’t the only hazard. The materials around the skylight are likely to be water damaged. This creates a risk for rot and toxic mold growth.
SERVPRO has seen all kinds of roof damage in North Dallas, skylights included. When we arrive at the site, our top priority is to prevent secondary damage with our storm damage cleanup and restoration process.
We apply tarping to guard the skylight and flashing from further water damage. Insurance companies will want to know if an attempt was made to halt secondary damage. Tarping is such a prevention measure put in place until the insurance company gives the go-ahead to begin recovery work.
The next step is to thoroughly examine the area around the damaged skylight and flashing for any and all water damage. If water damage is discovered, then water extraction methods are coupled with powerful drying equipment to draw out all the moisture. This must be done to prevent mold or mildew from growing.
We always prioritize restoring materials versus replacement, but if reconstruction is needed, we are prepared to do building and reconstruction services.
Act now. Waiting increases your risk for secondary damage to your property or a denied insurance claim. Contact SERVPRO when you have skylight or flashing damage. We’re on call 24/7!