Posted on
July 21st, 2016

How to Control Condensation On Your Skylights

When your home has too much moisture in the air, you may start to notice condensation. This can not only occur on standard windows but can also affect skylights. Although these might be slightly more difficult to see as they are located high up, it is still really important that you keep checking them for condensation. If you don’t, you could face more serious and costly problems like damp and mould in the future.

The most obvious sign that you should look out for is water droplets on surfaces like windows, walls and doors. You may also notice peeling wallpaper, stained skirting boards and a damp, musky smell.

Mould growth is another thing that you may spot if the condensation problem has been left for a long period of time. Mould can be extremely dangerous when it comes to your health so you should act immediately if you find this in your home. Dampkits have a wide range of treatments available to help you to fix this problem quickly and effectively.

As well as opening the skylight each day to allow ventilation, it is also a good idea to ensure that they are properly installed and have adequate glazing. Not doing this will allow the skylights to let vapour and moisture, as well as rain from outside, into the building. If you are planning to get skylights in the future, make sure that you choose a professional with experience and knowledge, so that you don’t have to worry about these problems.

If you find that you have condensation, damp or mould and aren’t sure the best way to deal with these problems, we would be happy to give you friendly and reliable advice. You can call 0845 400 6666 or email to speak to a member of the team.

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