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New windows are a great way to freshen up and change the feel of any home. Skylights especially add space and tons of light to even the darkest room in your house. If you’d like to give your home a brighter look, Werner Roofing can install any type of Velux skylight, from ventilated to sun tunnel.

We Specialize in Velux skylights

Werner Roofing is one of the top professionals on the lakeshore authorized to install Velux skylights. Velux is a leader of the skylight industry with over 75 years of experience in manufacturing and producing skylights and sun tunnels. We only deal with Velux products because they utilize the latest technology, offer the highest quality, and provide the most options. With choices from sun tunnels to skylights with solar panels, their exceptional quality and extensive range of products ensures we can find the skylight that fits your home’s needs and your budget. 

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Every Werner Roofing inspection comes complete with our promise: “We won’t recommend or sell a roof replacement unless it’s necessary.”

Benefits of a skylight

So, you’ve been considering a skylight for your home, but you’re not really sure that it’s worth it?
Here are 5 advantages a skylight can offer:

Natural Light
There is no better way to fill your home with natural sunlight.  A skylight lets in an optimal amount of light, which is also considered by many to be a major health benefit.
Saves Money

Skylights can save you money on your energy bill, especially if you install an energy efficient skylight. Many skylights reduce the need for air conditioning and fans in the summertime, and they also reduce your need for artificial lighting.


There are many types of skylights that offer electric ventilation, which is great for ensuring proper airflow throughout your home. Other types of skylights, like those that open manually, don’t even need a ventilation system, as they naturally encourage the flow of air.


Skylights are a great way to let additional sunlight into your home without sacrificing privacy. Since they are on the roof, no one can see into your windows when the curtains aren’t closed. This makes skylights a great option for bathrooms as well.

Brighten Small Spaces

Some rooms in your home just aren’t big enough to have an actual window, but that doesn’t mean they have to be dark and gloomy. Tubular, or sun tunnel, skylights are perfectly adapted to smaller spaces like pantries and bathrooms because they are installed through the roof and don’t have to be large.

Types of Skylights

Now that you’ve decided you’d like a skylight, how do you know what type to get? While there are many variations and styles of skylights, there are three basic types, all of which the experts at Werner Roofing are happy to install for you:

A fixed skylight is one that cannot be opened and functions primarily to add light. Generally, they are fairly large and are seen in larger rooms like living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms.

This type of skylight is much smaller and is typically installed in small rooms that don’t receive much natural light. They make closets, hallways, and pantries seem larger and brighter.

This type of skylight is used in places that could benefit from more ventilation. They can be opened either manually or mechanically, depending on the type you have installed. They’re most commonly seen in high ceilinged rooms like attics, as well as rooms with a lot of moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms.

What to do if you suspect a leak in your skylight

The only drawback to skylights is that, if they are poorly maintained, or as they age, they can eventually develop leaks. If your skylight seems to be leaking, there are a few things you can do to determine where the leak is coming from. The problem isn’t always a true external leak, but sometimes just a simple malfunction with the skylight that can easily be fixed. Here’s what you can do:

  • Is it closed?You’ll want to make sure your skylight is completely closed. Sometimes, they don’t completely seal if you close them in a hurry. Additionally, skylights that have weather stripping can get worn out, and over time they can open a bit which will let in water, but in this case, you can just replace the worn-out weather stripping.
  • Is it a leak or condensation?Check to make sure that the water you’re seeing isn’t just pooled condensation from the inside of the window. In certain climates where it’s very cold or there is a lot of moisture, condensation can build up on the inside of the window and then just drip off.
  • Inspect the window itselfInspect both the inside and outside of the skylight, searching for cracks in the window and the flashing and looking for dampness around the area of the window.
  • Take proper safety precautionsAs you move to the outside of the skylight, first make sure you’re taking proper safety precautions to access the skylight on your roof, and then clear away any leaves and debris around the window. This will let you see if there are any hidden cracks or holes.
  • Inspect roofing & flashingFinally, you’ll want to inspect the roofing and flashing around the skylight. The roofing should come down around the flashing on all sides. If there’s a gap between the roofing and the flashing, there’s a good chance this is where your leak is coming from.
  • Is there visible damage?If there is visible damage on the flashing that looks like pinpricks or holes, that’s a sign you should patch or replace it.

How to fix your skylight

Cracks in the window

If the glass part of your window has a crack, it’s a good idea to seal it with clear silicone. Make sure the silicone extends throughout the entire length of the crack.

Lifted shingles pulling away from flashing

Sometimes shingles can curl, which means they are pulling away from the flashing, which will let in water. If you get up to your skylight and the shingles don’t come over the flashing, it’s important to reset them so that they are properly installed and extend over the flashing.

Shingles & flashing don’t meet

If the edge of the shingles around the skylight doesn’t come all the way over the flashing, you can fix the gap with a bit of roofing cement. Make sure that the flashing is clean, dry, and free of any debris, and then apply the roofing cement to the space between the flashing and shingles. This should seal out any water so long as the cement doesn’t become brittle and crack. You’ll want to check this every few months to make sure your fix is still in place and working properly.

In the end, it’s a good idea to talk to a roofing professional when you’re making the decision to repair or replace.

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Planning some work on your roof? Is your roof in need of repair? Werner Roofing can help. Contact our roofing team for a free estimate for your upcoming roofing project.


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Werner Roofing
13844 172nd Avenue
Grand Haven, MI 49417


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Grand Haven, MI
Spring Lake, MI
Norton Shores, MI
Muskegon, MI
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