Do Solatube sky lights leak?
Do Solatube sky lights leak?
A frequently asked question and a very understandable one too. After all, no one wants to be worrying about whether water will start dripping inside their home once a sun tunnel installation has been completed – do they?
Fortunately, you can rest assured you won’t get any leaks with a properly installed Solatube. I’ve been installing tubular skylight systems for 14 years now; that’s well over 1,000 systems, and I am confident in saying that my Solatubes just don’t leak!
The reason Solatubes don’t leak is due to a number of factors:
- Firstly, Solatube skylights are intelligently and well designed
- Secondly, they use high grade, top quality materials and components
- The third point, however, is perhaps the most important –if you want the best sun pipe installation then it comes down to the quality of the installation work.
- Finally, the design of the Solatube roof flashings ensure a waterproof installation.
Always bear in mind that the installation of any sun tunnel system can only ever be as good as the person installing it. Using a general builder with little experience of installing sun tunnel systems may seem cheaper to begin with, but I have been asked to rectify so many leaking installations, that the remedial costs really start to mount up.
I genuinely enjoy my work and get a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction ensuring that every installation is the best Solatube installation. Consequently I just don’t get call backs. So it’s definitely worth considering where to buy a Solatube sun tunnel.
The type of roof you have is another factor to bear in mind when installing a Solatube skylight. Fortunately, Solatube is one of the few manufacturers with a specific sun tunnel roof flashing designed for practically every type of roof.
People often ask, “Can I install a Solatube in a particular type of roof?”, so as you can see from the pictures at the top of this blog, Solatubes can be installed in all of the main roof types:
Profile interlocking tile Plain tile
Slate Flat (felt, fibreglass or single ply rubber membrane)
Oh, and did I mention that we can also install a Solatube sun pipe through a wall?
With a roof flashing suitable for every roof type, it makes sun tunnel installation easy, straightforward and consequently better and less likely to leak. Fortunately, Solatube sun pipe review their system design frequently, and it is these ongoing improvements in roof flashing developments that help to make Solatube the best sun tunnel system.
If you are interested in bringing natural light into your home, why not contact us at Solatube Southwest; 07989 976 010) to find out whether a Solatube sun pipe can help you. Typically, a fully installed system might cost anywhere between £900 – £1,200; that’s supplied, professionally installed and includes the VAT.
Call 07989 976 010