Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Windows and Doors

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 79
Share |
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


One of my skylights has been dripping sometimes when it rains, so I climbed on the roof and found a pretty thick layer of clear silicone caulking along the edge of the glass where it's meets the frame. At the lower right corner of the skylight I found a crack in the silicone, in the same area the drip was happening inside. I ran a hose over the spot on the skylight to confirm this was the problem...and yep, found it.

I've begun removing all of the old silicone to apply new. While doing this I found a layer of black between the glass and the frame, at first I thought it was a gasket/weatherstrip because it was cracking and looked deteriorated, but now I'm thinking it might be some blackjack because the are spots on the corners of the skylight frame that have what appears to be blackjack. See photos below.

My question is should I fill these areas with blackjack, wait for it to dry and go over it with clear silicone? Or should I just seal the whole thing up with silicone and for get the blackjack? Any other suggestions? Thank you!
Attached Thumbnails
Fixing leaky skylight-image-2034012971.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-619851663.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-1600373214.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-3079918820.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-2480201406.jpg  

Fixing leaky skylight-image-453647450.jpg  

mxingislife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,743
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


Time for a new window.

__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 11:04 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 79
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


Quote:
Originally Posted by joecaption
Time for a new window.
Would a glass shop be able to replace the glass and seal, or would I need to replace the entire skylight? I have a torch down roof, so a skylight replacement would not be cheap.
mxingislife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 07:03 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 25,743
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


That black strip looks like the original window glazing.
Hard to tell from those pictures, but if I had to guess the seal may be leaking between the panes as well and the glass is going to start fogging up between the panes of glass if it's "repaired".
Not going to hurt to get a price for a repair, but you may want a warranty in writing.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 10:42 AM   #5
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: VA, MD, DC
Posts: 5,604
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


+1

Time for a new skylight.

Do you have some shots from further back?
Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 03:26 PM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 79
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


Quote:
Originally Posted by Windows on Wash
+1 Time for a new skylight. Do you have some shots from further back?
Here are some pics of the skylight with the silicone removed. I have 4 skylights and they all have silicone caulking so this may be an issue with the others down the road...
Attached Thumbnails
Fixing leaky skylight-image-1408824261.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-3899556690.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-2746118978.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-4022541342.jpg   Fixing leaky skylight-image-2497738919.jpg  

mxingislife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 04:13 PM   #7
Metal Roofing
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 468
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


Looks like a model 2222 (curb mount), you can order a new one through HD from Velux. I think they are under $200. $ well spent imo, not worth trying to fix.

Don't quote me on the Model, take the outside curb dimensions with you when you got to HD.

Last edited by AndyWRS; 02-05-2014 at 04:19 PM.
AndyWRS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 04:21 PM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: CA
Posts: 79
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyWRS View Post
Looks like a model 2222 (curb mount), you can order a new one through HD from Velux. I think they are under $200. $ well spent imo, not worth trying to fix.

Don't quote me on the Model, take the outside curb dimensions with you when you got to HD.
Are you talking about a whole new skylight? Or just replacing the top portion so no roofing work would have to be involved?
mxingislife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 04:33 PM   #9
Metal Roofing
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 468
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


If its a curb mount, which it sure looks like, then no roof work is required.

Self flashing or Deck mount type skylights would require roof work.

I think it was under $300 + tax for a 2222 CM velux at HD, its a completely new skylight, not a replacement part.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/VELUX-22-...z0uh5xZ1z0z1cu

My $200 was a bit off apparently its a bit more, I just checked

oops my bad, I was correct the first time.

This is the one you would need:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/VELUX-22-...0004/202038777

The top link includes a flashing kit which you do not need with a curb mount.

Last edited by AndyWRS; 02-05-2014 at 04:38 PM.
AndyWRS is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AndyWRS For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (02-07-2014)
Old 02-07-2014, 07:04 AM   #10
Exterior Construction
 
Windows on Wash's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: VA, MD, DC
Posts: 5,604
Default

Fixing leaky skylight


+1

You lucked out depending on how it was installed.

Get a new unit and you should be in good shape for another 20 years (on the skylight front at least).

Windows on Wash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fixing leaky Kohler faucet jazzygardener Plumbing 4 11-12-2013 05:04 PM
Fixing leaky 1962 main water valve bighak Plumbing 2 02-21-2013 08:15 AM
Leaky skylight issue - what am I looking at realistically here? GordCooper Roofing/Siding 9 04-06-2012 10:02 PM
Need advice on fixing a leaky elbow on waterline below sink. JeffWireman Plumbing 2 03-12-2010 11:39 AM
Need some advice for fixing a leaky exterior door siuc1996 Flooring 3 08-22-2009 09:55 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.