What’s the deal with condensation?

Ever wonder what the condensation on your skylight means?

It does not mean that your skylight is defective.

It’s a result of atmospheric conditions inside and outside the home.

Condensation occurs when warm moist air comes in contact with a cooler
surface, in this case, the skylight glass.

Think of the glass of ice water on a summer day and the “sweat” on the
outside of the glass.

This lets you know that the level of humidity in the room is too high.

The immediate solution?

Ventilate the room, preferably a couple of times a day for about 5 minutes.

Got Hail?


Once again, we’re hearing about damaging storms in Oklahoma and one of
our contractors called this morning to prepare us for the orders he will
soon send our way for replacement skylights.

Here’s the thing…the skylights that are most frequently damaged by hail
are acrylic. It’s a safe bet that all of the skylights being replaced
in Oklahoma right now are this type.  In 13 years, I have never seen a hole
in a glass skylight made by hail.

Surprised?

I’m sure many people are….one of the most common misconceptions about
skylights is that if you put one in, you’re asking for a hole in it during
a hail storm.

Not so….today’s Velux tempered over tempered safety glass skylights are many
times more durable than acrylic skylights, (which are still sold today by
some manufacturers) which become brittle over time.

Here’s hoping we avoid the stuff that Oklahoma just got!

Skylights on the front? You bet!


   Yesterday, we worked with a homeowner remodeling a bath on the front of his home.  He is convinced that skylights (along with plumbing and furnace stacks) are never placed on the front slope of a roof.

 I explained that we install, repair and replace skylights on the front of homes quite often.

Here’s a great example of a fabulous replacement we did recently…

Also, note the addition of a small venting skylight to the left
and up from the bank of 16 skylights over this home’s living space.

And just for grins, I drove the adjacent streets and found two
more examples of homes with front slope skylights….

and another..

It’s amazing how many things you don’t notice until you start
looking for them!  

Hopefully our potential new skylight customer will too!

  

Welcome

Welcome to the Midwest Skylight blog!

We will use our blog to highlight recent jobs we have completed, pass
on input we have received from our customers and to serve as a
source of skylight knowledge and expertise for anyone interested
in the world of skylight!

Thank you for reading!

Jeff Ogg