Monthly Archives: April 2012

Benefits of adding a skylight

A skylight will provide about 30% more natural light to a room than a vertical window will. They add architectural style and increase the value of your home. Skylights will add ambiance to a room, as well as, maximizing natural lighting, which will save you money on your electric bills. Installing a skylight can also brighten dark areas of your home and add a sense of spaciousness.
Streamline Exteriors installs high quality Velux Skylights. They’re an affordable way to add light and value to your home year-round. Call 443-802-2180 to schedule your free, no obligation estimate.

Flashing is the usual suspect of a roof leak

flashingFlashing is the material — aluminum, galvanized steel, or copper— that’s used over joints in your roof to prevent water seeping in and causing damage. Depending on the style of your house’s roof, you probably have it in the valleys, around the chimney and pipes, and around any dormer windows or skylights. Tight-fitting flashing around chimneys, vents, skylights and wall/roof junctions is essential to creating a secure, watertight roofing system. The majority of roof leaks are caused by missing or improperly sealed flashing and can be repaired fairly easily.