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Skylight Repair Cost Guide

A skylight is a wonderful way to add natural light and brightness to a space. Whether it is a smaller, portal-style skylight or a larger, moveable, remote-control version, there are some problems that can crop up over time that require repair. Unless you have extensive DIY experience, this is something that is best left to window installation and repair professionals. Use this guide to learn more about what to expect cost-wise when hiring a team for skylight repair in your home.

National Repair or Seal a Skylight Costs

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National Repair or Seal a Skylight Costs
Average reported cost $669
Number of Cost Profiles 1540 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $60
Maximum reported cost $1,682
Most homeowners spent between: $443 to $770

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Average Cost of Professional Skylight Repair

Unfortunately, there is no real way of knowing the exact price of skylight repair until a professional comes to your home and takes a look at the project. However, you might want to have a rough estimate before you decide to seek professional repair. In that case, keep in mind that the average professional skylight repair in the United States comes in at $805. If the issue is minor, then the price could be as low as $218. However, big repairs or the need for replacements could drive up the cost to as high as $1,500.

Dealing With Leaking Skylights

One of the most common problems associated with skylights is the likelihood of leaking. Even when skylights are properly installed, they are simply in a vulnerable position, and there might be issues with either the weather stripping or the weather flashing. Weather stripping can be something as affordable as a thin strip of adhesive foam, and it can prevent water from entering into the frame or doing damage to the roof. Weather flashing, while similar, uses a more extensive method of caulking and spray-on foam for a tighter seal. 

Broken Glass Panes in Skylights

Another skylight issue that might arise is a broken window pane. This can happen due to strong storms or falling tree branches. In this case, repair is not often possible, but a professional can take out the broken pane and reinstall a new one in its place.

Additional Factors Influencing Repair Costs

Before getting a quote, remember that there are several big factors that can play a role in the cost of your skylight repair. The height of the skylight, its age and if it is customized are all things that can raise the cost.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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