Roof Repair: Leaky Skylight

Nov 05, 2018

Roof Repair Case Study

Vancouver, WA

Skylights provide a great way to let additional natural light into the home, but let’s face it, every skylight you have really represents another hole that has been cut into your roof. That means there are additional opportunities for the weather to get in over time. Our client in Vancouver had a new skylight installed when they had a new roof put on 10 years prior. Due to an improper installation of the flashing, the homeowners were now experiencing leaks and damage around the opening.

IBEX was brought in to assess the damage and make repairs to the skylight, its flashing, and the surrounding surface of the roof. Upon inspection it was clear that the leaks were due to incorrect installation, and as a result, damage that accrued over time. We sourced asphalt shingles that would match the current roofing and set in to replacing and repairing all the damage. Custom metal flashing was created and installed to prevent the issue from reoccuring.

Project Highlights

  • Previous roofer installed flashing wrong, causing leaks on 10 year old roof
  • Customer was able to have IBEX fix the work, instead of buying whole new roof
  • We sourced matching shingles, removed shoddy work, and installed ice and water membrane, custom metal flashing, and new shingles around skylight to eliminate problem.

“The office staff and engineers were great and had great communication with us. The roof looks great and I would hire Ibex again in a heartbeat.”

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