Skylight installation and refurbishment requires skilled workmanship and precise expertise.

Tradespeople often claim to be skylight contractors however when hiring these fly-by-night companies homeowners are disappointed. Inappropriate roof placement results in too much sun exposure and inadequate sealants or waterproofing used. Create leaks into the roof and interior of the house.

That being said, the “life expectancy” of skylight materials does run out over time resulting in cracks and leaks. Skylights need to be replaced on occasion to ensure that they continue to provide financial gains to the home-owners.

Skylight installation – Refurbishment

Recently one of our clients needed their skylight sheeting replaced due to the age of the materials. However, the dull light from the fiberglass created an old-fashioned look. This meant that the skylight was no longer an asset to the home.

To modernized the roofing style the client decided that replacing the domed fiberglass was not enough. To provide a sleek new appearance, our skylight experts utilised a flat glass sheet. Universal Roofings’ UV coated glass assists in the reduction of heat on hot days. It also allows for a reduction in the harsh light present with incorrectly positioned skylights. The new setup still reduces electricity costs and the tranquility benefits provided by skylights.

One of the major issues during skylight installation is ensuring that the fit is correct. The reason a correct fit is so important is that if the fit of the skylight is off. Even the absolute best waterproofing will not be able to stop leaks. Another essential when it comes to skylights is the use of appropriate sealant and the correct waterproofing products. A watertight seal will reduce the possibility of damp and leaks in the roof.

Why Use Universal Roofing for your skylights?

With years in the waterproofing and damp proofing industry. Universal Roofing’s team are experts when it comes to waterproofing and sealants. Our business is to know which sealant or waterproofing to use in every situation. This means that our dedicated skylight team can fit and install skylights while ensuring that the skylight is leak-free.


A friendly consultant will arrange a convenient date and time for a representative to meet you on site for a free inspection. No delays – once your quotation is signed and e-mailed back to us, your order will be allocated to one of our professional maintenance teams. We have over 60 vehicles in our fleet, and approximately 2km of ladders!