How to Repair a Sunroom Roof

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A sunroom that is attached to the side or back of a house is typically constructed of glass panels that allow sunlight into the room. When the roof begins to leak you will need to examine the glass panels from the inside and outside of the sunroom. Leaks that you need to fix are typically the result of damaged or bad seals that have dried out due to heat or a glass panel that has cracked.

Things You'll Need

  • Ladder
  • Utility knife
  • Putty knife
  • Razor blade
  • Caulk or sealant
  • Painters tape

Reseal the Frame

  • Place the ladder in the room and them climb up to examine the seals around the glass panels and the frame. If the sealant looks dry and cracked it will need to be removed.

  • Scrape away the old sealant around the frame with the putty knife. You can also cut into the sealant with the utility knife.

  • Lift the glass panel up and out of the frame. Scrape off the old sealant from the glass and around the exposed frame. Use the razor blade to scrape any excess sealant from the glass.

  • Apply caulking compound or sealant around the outside of the frame. Set the glass panel back into the frame and apply a bead of caulk around the edges.

Replace Glass Panel

  • Place painters tape over the center of the window in multiple directions to keep the window together when it is removed.

  • Scrape away the old sealant around the frame with the putty knife. You can also cut into the sealant with the utility knife.

  • Lift the glass panel up and out of the frame. Scrape off the sealant from the frame.

  • Apply new caulk around the frame and then insert the new glass panel. Apply a bead of caulk around the outside of the frame to complete the project.

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