Skylight Leak Repair
There were 4,340 fatalities and 212,760 work-related injuries due to falling.
Commercial skylights provide light throughout your commercial building without using energy. On commercial buildings with low-sloped roofs, skylights are considered a hole in the roof. The skylight needs fall protection to protect anyone on the roof. As a building owner you need to be concerned. Building owners hire service companies to do work on HVAC rooftop equipment, the roof itself, signs, and lighting. A fall through an unguarded skylight usually results in death or serious injury.
This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers provide fall protection as stated in the following regulations:
OSHA Regulation 29 CFR 1910.23 Guarding Floor and Wall Openings and Holes. (a) (4) Every skylight, and hole shall be guarded by a standard skylight screen or fixed standard railing on all exposed sides.
Hot Phoenix weather destroys skylights!
Updating skylights protection and complying with OSHA regulations doesn’t have to be expensive. There a number of solutions that are available to most building owners. Check with your roofing contractor or use some of the links provided below to help you protect your investment.
Call TRM Roofing for skylight inspections at 602-829-9484
Commercial Skylights Leaks
If you have an older building with skylights more than likely you have experienced roof leaks. Many times roof leaks have nothing to do with the roof but with the skylights. Many Phoenix Roofing Contractors mistakenly will miss inspecting the skylight lenses and just look at the skylight curb itself. I have inspected 1000’s of commercial roofs and witnessed poorly repaired skylights. From globs of “bull” or plastic roof cement to tape, I have seen it all.
Metal Skylight Roof Leaks
Most Phoenix commercial metal buildings have a standard R-Panel metal roof system with skylights installed to give lighting throughout the metal building. These skylight lenses are manufactured out of fiberglass and formed to look like the R-Panel itself. Unfortunately, many times with glare of the sun they become hard to see and that’s where accidents happen. Over time these fiberglass skylight lenses become brittle and start to leak.