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mt232 11-19-2007 10:47 AM

Leaking fixed skylight
I have a 10 year old Velux fixed skylight that is now leaking. I can see clearly that it is leaking where glass meets frame...

Is there any solution?

skymaster 11-19-2007 03:34 PM

replace it

skymaster 11-20-2007 10:35 AM

Caulk is going to be a bandaid. Silicone is a better bandaid but a bandaid none the less. If the skylight has deteriorated to the extent it seems to, there is going to be a structural problem in the future. :whistling2: :yes:

mt232 11-20-2007 02:22 PM

it rained again this morning, but no leaking today.

It kills me because i just had a new roof put on in the spring, hate to disturb it.

Ron6519 11-23-2007 10:00 PM

If you're sure it's a bad seal, you can just replace the sash and leave the curb in place. But homeowners are notoriously incorrect about these things in my experience. You would need to get on the roof and check it out. Test the theory.

oldfrt 11-23-2007 10:12 PM

Some of the skylights have a removable trim around the outer perimeter,designed to access the glazing.Check to see if this was refastened securely and any gasket material isn't folded over.
If this is built like the functioning skylights,the screw holes through the aluminum angled caps sometimes get striped and you don't get a good seal.
I just repaired one in the spring where the wind would blow the rain up past the top cap and it would appear to be coming out of the glass.
Another good fix if it only leaks occasionally,say heavy rains,is to install a diverter behind the skylight to move the run off to either side of the unit.

Let us know how you make out.

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