Last week during the "lovely" windstorms we had just prior to the snow and ice I had a disturbing home owner experience. One of my neighbors was kind enough to run over to my door to let me know that a skylight was hanging over the edge of my roof held on only by a gutter that it had lodged into. My house is a little over 3 stories tall so this was a BIG problem.
Patrick Howe, owner of Artisan, is a contractor that I recommend frequently when helping out clients who are about to go on market or who've just bought a home. In this case I was very happy to have him as a good contact because he luckily was near my area (I'm on Phinney, he was near Greenlake) and he happened to have one of his tallest ladders on his truck.
He and a couple of his crew came over, climbed up that tall ladder (I'm scared of heights), and they secured not only the one skylight that popped off like a bottle cap they also secured the other 2 on top of my house. Apparently the builder that did this house never had the skylights secured to the roof. I've been lucky for 4 1/2 years that they haven't blown off sooner.
Like I always say, work with professionals, pay them well and it will pay off for you in the end. Goodness knows my good relationship with Patrick led him to act swiftly when my house was at risk of being pounded by more rain and then the following day the freezing temperatures and snow.