Do Solatube sun tunnels leak?

A frequently asked question and a very understandable one too.  After all, no one wants to be worrying about whether water will start dripping inside their home once a sun tunnel installation has been completed – do they?

Fortunately, you can rest assured you won’t get any leaks with a properly installed Solatube.  I’ve been installing tubular skylight systems for 16 years now; that’s well over 1,000 systems, and I am confident in saying that Solatubes just don’t leak!

The reason Solatubes don’t leak is due to a number of factors:

  1. Firstly, Solatube skylights are intelligently and well designed
  2. Secondly, they use high grade, top quality materials and components
  3. The third point, however, is perhaps the most important –if you want the best sun pipe installation then it comes down to the quality of the installation work.
  4. Finally, the design of the Solatube roof flashings ensure a waterproof sun pipe installation.

I genuinely enjoy my work and get a great deal of pleasure and satisfaction ensuring that every installation is the best Solatube installation.  So it’s definitely worth considering where to buy a Solatube sun tunnel.

The type of roof you have is another factor to bear in mind when installing a Solatube skylight.  Fortunately, Solatube is one of the few manufacturers with a specific sun tunnel roof flashing designed for practically every type of roof.

People often ask, “Can I install a Solatube in a particular type of roof?”, so let’s take a look at the main roof types:

Profile interlocking tile

Plain tile


Flat (felt, fibreglass or single ply rubber membrane)

Oh, and did I mention that we can also install a Solatube sun pipe through a wall?

With a roof flashing suitable for every roof type, it makes sun tunnel installation easy, straightforward and consequently better and less likely to leak.  Fortunately, Solatube sun tunnel review their system design frequently, and it is these ongoing improvements in roof flashing developments that help to make Solatube the best sun tunnel system.

I hope all the above helps and If you are interested in bringing natural light into your home, why not contact us at; 07778 283 427 to find out whether a Solatube sun pipe can help you. Typically, a fully installed system might cost anywhere between £900 – £1,200; that’s supplied, professionally installed and includes the VAT.


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