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Old 10-07-2010, 12:37 AM   #1
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any opinion on these skylight from Lowes


These are in the price range that I'm looking for, flashing kit not included, but I'm tearing down the whole roof.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_224330-79358...ntity_sold%7C1
I'm a bit concerned about NO energy star ratings, but not that worried as I still have single pane windows.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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i'd make sure the flashing kit was still sold for it. if it isn't you'll spend a few hours fabbing one up along with cash in flashing supplies.

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Old 10-07-2010, 08:04 PM   #3
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The flashing kits supplied with most skylights are garbage(IMO).We always make our own on site.All you need is step tins,backpan,wall flashing and counterflashing.For shingles anyways.For low-slope or flat you just wrap it in whatever material you are using.
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It's a 4/12 dim shingle, might be best to just use self stick ice/water stuff.
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Karl,
When I was building houses, the only skylights we ever used were made by a company called Velux. They were a top quality unit, reasonably priced, and never leaked. They make a very good quality flashing kit for each of their units. If you use their flashing kit, you won't have any problems. Also, don't put a skylight in a bathroom or anywhere else where there is a higher concentration of humidity.
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It's a 4/12 dim shingle, might be best to just use self stick ice/water stuff.
Good idea,but you still need flashing.
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Spend a little extra money and get a Velux with their flashing kit.

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