Tarping of Skylight After Storm Damage in Fort Worth
Skylights offer many benefits as an added aesthetic feature in a home or business. They let in plenty of natural light, so you don’t have to use as much electricity. Skylights allow you to enjoy the sunshine on sunny days and keep out the precipitation on rainy days.
Despite its waterproof design, a skylight may end up being an entry point for moisture and water. This typically occurs with cracks in the skylight itself or damage to the flashing that surrounds it.
While water may drip from the skylight and get the floor wet, more than a mop is needed to address this problem. When water and moisture soak the area around a skylight, construction materials are at risk of rotting or becoming infected with toxic mold.
SERVPRO has experience with many kinds of roof damage in Fort Worth, including skylights. Preventing secondary damage is a top priority in our storm damage cleanup and restoration process.
One of the best ways to mitigate further damage is by protecting the skylight and flashing with tarping. Insurance companies will want to know what was done to prevent secondary damage. We install a tarp to guard the vulnerable affected area against moisture and water until the insurance company gives the okay to start work.
Next, we thoroughly inspect the area around the damaged skylight and flashing for water damage. If any is found, we bring in water extraction and powerful drying equipment to pull all of the moisture out. This is necessary to prevent mold and mildew growth.
Our goal is always restoration over replacement, but if reconstruction is necessary, we are prepared to do building and reconstruction services.
Act quickly to prevent secondary damage to your property or insurance claim denial. Call SERVPRO when your roof, roof flashing, or skylights are causing leaks. We’re here 24/7 to answer your call!