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Old 04-20-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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New roof smell getting through skylights


I just has a new roof installed and the smell from the new roof gets into the house through the skylights when it is hot outside...sunny and over 70 degrees.

I have 7 skylights throughout the home and they all leak the roofing smell.

The roofer came back an even placed foam weather stripping between the wood and the skylight to seal it even better.

The smell is the same and it makes it hard to breath or to use the air conditioning since then the smell gets thrown throughout the home.

Any suggestions to fix this problem would be very helpful?

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Might help if you mentioned what type roofing it is.

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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Do you have a hot tar roof/rubber etc ?.,

Without trying to sound smart I have not been able to tell a new roof smell from an old roof.,minus the mold of course.

What does it smell like ?

Did you have 3 tabs before and now maybe an architectural roof ?

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I have a standerd 30 year shingle roof and smells the the back side of the shingles.
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never heard of such a thing. Shingles don't "smell"
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Did you have 3 tabs before ? hahahahaha.,Just kidding.,Maybe what your smelling is the over use of an adhesive or sealant in hopes that the skylights never leak.

I knew a guy who used 12 tubes on a single reroof with 4 skylights.,crazy,,,,I bet that is what you are smelling.

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never heard of such a thing. Shingles don't "smell"
New Cedar ones do.
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That's what I was starting to think. Does it smell like acitone?
I'm thinking silicone.
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Did your contractor build the curbs on the skylight ?.,You might be smelling the type of wood he used maybe for some reason it was treated.?
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If you smell the backside of shingles especially when they are in the sun for a while they smell like tar. Tar is the smell infiltrating in where the skylights are.

It is especially strong in the upstairs bedroom area where I can stand and touch the skylights.

No adhesive has been used to seal the skylights.

The smell is a tar smell.
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The new shingles were placed on top of the old shingles. The skylights and wood were not changed
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Were the shingles wet when placed on the roof? Wet shingles tend to have a foul smell. It will go away eventually. You might just be getting used to the new smell of asphalt. It'll go away,
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It occurred all last summer and is starting again this summer. Very powerful when it gets warm.
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Never heard, or had a complaint like that.

Are you overly sensetive to odors (serious question)?

Possibly there was some other material, urethane, or petroleum based product used around the skylight that can be emitting an odor???

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