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spup345 09-13-2010 11:34 AM

Copper vs. Aluminum frame velux skylights?
 
I live in southeast NY with a typical shingled gable roof (high ranch).

I'm going to be getting the deck-mounted Velux FS-S06 (roughly 45x45") with EDL step flashing. Costs around $520 for the aluminum framed version.

For the copper frame (and flashing) version, it's another $350 or so on top of that...

Why would I choose the copper over the aluminum version? Is the copper for a special type of installation or if it's going to be a visual eyepiece or something? Not quite sure I get it...

Thanks!

Lulimet 09-13-2010 03:09 PM

I am thinkin copper is for when you install a slate roof which lasts 100 years.
If you have an asphalt shingle roof then I see no reason to spend the extra money for the copper flashing.


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