What Is Home Warranty


Skylight neglect? We’ve all been there. Let’s save 💰 and maintain ’em

Whether it’s an addition you’ve made to your home or a feature that was already there when you moved in, skylights are just lovely: bringing all that extra natural light and some ‘sky’ indoors.

But, like any other feature in your home, skylights require regular maintenance. We’ve put together some essential tips on how to properly care for and upkeep your skylights (both DIY and when to enlist professional help), ensuring they remain functional and prevent costly issues like leaks. 

Regular Cleaning One of the simplest and most effective ways to maintain skylights is through regular cleaning. Dust away spiderwebs with a microfiber cloth and then use a mild, non-abrasive cleaner (Branch Basics diluted with water for the win) to wipe down the interior. We like using an extendable window squeegee like this. As for the exterior, this chore can be rolled into your annual exterior power wash with a service pro.

Check Seals Leaks are the #1 issue when it comes to skylights…and can cause thousands of dollars in damage if they’re not attended to – think mold. Over time seals deteriorate, leading to potential leaks during heavy rain or snow. Regularly check for any signs of wear, cracking, or gaps in the seals. Additionally, have the flashing inspected – the metal strips surrounding the skylight – to ensure they are securely in place and free from corrosion. This will mean enlisting the help of roof pros to be safe.

Trim Surrounding Vegetation If your home is surrounded by trees, branches, or other vegetation, this is a friendly reminder they need regular trimming. Overhanging branches can scrape against skylights during wind or storms, potentially causing damage. By keeping the surrounding area clear, you reduce the risk of physical damage to the skylight and minimize the accumulation of leaves and debris.

Monitor Condensation Condensation can lead to similar damage as leaks. And condensation on skylights occur due to temperature differences between the interior and exterior of your home. While a minimal amount of condensation is normal, excessive moisture can lead to mold growth. Ensure proper ventilation in your home and you might consider installing skylight insulation to regulate temperature.

Inspect for Cracks or Damage Regularly inspect the skylight for any cracks, chips, or other damage. Even small cracks can lead to leaks and compromise the structural integrity of the skylight. If you notice any issues, address them promptly by repairing or replacing the damaged parts.


Next Posts


Get to know your septic 🚽🛁🚰 and save 💰

Just FYI: a septic system is a type of home wastewater system. Unlike a regular sewer system, septic systems are self-contained and do not feed into ...


Decoding Toilet Sounds 🔊🚽

Toilets make noise. And it’s safe to say that we’re all used to the the usual ones made in our own homes. But what about the noises that are ...


Basement Flooding 🌊 Essential (and immediate!) Steps

The basement is flooding. What now!? Whether it’s due to heavy rainfall, flash floods, or a combination of both, taking immediate action is ...

Welcome to a new age of home warranty

Affordable plans.
Hassle-free home ownership.

Subscription-based protection for when major
appliances and systems break down.

See Plans chevron-right

Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date with the Dillo.


    What is Home Warranty?

    Home Warranty plans cover the costs of repair or replacement of major appliances and systems like HVAC, refrigerators, dishwashers, washer/dryers and so much more.

    Armadillo is a technology company that makes requesting a repair and resolving the issue streamlined, easy, at your fingertips, and affordable.

    Typical Home Warranty

    A long legal contract. More pages means more conditions and exclusions – and more reasons to deny you service.

    Armadillo’s Home Warranty

    Shortest, most transparent and digestible plan in the industry. That means less fine print so that we can actually deliver for you.