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One of the most frustrating problems in the average roof is the appearance of a serious leak around a professionally installed skylight. This is because such a leak causes water damage to the roof, the attic space, the materials in the ceiling, insulation, and the interior of the home beneath the leak. This is the reason that professional installation is often vitally important when a new skylight is purchased.
When it needs to be repaired after a leak has developed, it is best for the homeowner to stick with professional assistance to have someone knowledgeable inspect the site for a comprehensive list of damages and needed repairs. Among the first things that will be required is the replacement of the flashing that surrounds the window and is meant to prevent leaking.
According to HomeInspectorLocator.com the average price to simply reflash a skylight is between $300 and $500. For the purpose of this discussion we will take a look at the costs and requirements for performing a full repair on a skylight. It is important to note that there are three common types of lights - tubular, fixed, and vented - and these may have a few different requirements which we will look at as well.
Typical costs include: