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Old 02-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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What do I need to know to hire someone to replace 30 y.o. skylights in a very steeply sloped ceiling?

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If they have done it before, see there licence, check that they have insurance. (look at the licence and also call the insurance company to see if it's in force.)
Any contractor or roofing company should be able to do this one.
Velex is now offering a longer warrenty againt leaking.

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Never heard of Velex, but Velux makes a pretty nice unit.
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I'd recommend simply dealing with a reputable company that does roofing, windows, and the like. If you want peace of mind, hire a local company that has a physical location, website, membership in BBB and trade organizations, etc.
License and insurance is truly a bare minimum and those companies that do not have any of the above in addition are just as likely to be out of business 2 years from now.
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What do I need to know to hire someone to replace 30 y.o. skylights in a very steeply sloped ceiling?
Prepare to pay for quality work.

Access and working conditions make these type of jobs difficult and require a skilled hand.
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