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Make Your Skylight Watertight

Make Your Skylight Watertight

22nd Jan 2018

Finding leaks around your skylight? The seams of a skylight window can be tricky, but luckily you have Ames.


The trick to skylights is knowing the problem areas. As shown in the diagram, leaks often form in the area where the window meets the roof. To combat leakage and account for movement around the roof, Ames Peel and Stick Seam Tape is ideal for the job because it is highly adhesive, wide enough to completely cover the problem area, and contours with the skylight to waterproof on corners and other weird angles.

Steps to Sealing your Skylight

  • Clean the area using pure water. Be sure the surface is clean and completely dry before the application of the tape or coating.
  • First, line it up the seam tape with the area you are about to tape and press tape firmly to the surface when everything is lined up. Apply in small sections to ensure you don’t wrinkle the tape or stick it to itself.
  • Once seam tape is applied, apply a coat of Ames Elasto-Barrier followed by a coat of Maximum Stretch over the tape.
  • Now you can coat your roof around the skylight, or keep it as is with these repairs done.