Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
Share |
Default

Replacing skylights...


I would like to replace my skylights. The current ones are a plastic/poly carb type. They are very noisy when it rains. I have been told that I should use the Velux brand. Is that a good recommendation? Is this a job i can do myself or should I hire a contractor to do the job. I am fairly handy around the house but have never done any type of roofing job.

Thanks for any input.

TJ198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2009, 10:50 PM   #2
MJW
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 938
Default

Replacing skylights...


Velux are the best you can get. IMO, hire someone. This is one area that can leak very easily.

MJW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 12:06 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 132
Default

Replacing skylights...


I believe velux to be the best. As MJW said, hire someone with experience. Skylights are just another hole in a roof. It does no good to buy the best skylight only to have it installed all wrong. It may be more cost effective in the long run for you to hire the job out.
BamBamm5144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 04:40 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
Default

Replacing skylights...


Thanks guys. I went to the Velux web site and contacted one of their certified installers. They will be out in the morning to take a look.
TJ198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:17 AM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
Default

Replacing skylights...


The contractor just left. His price came out to be $1600. The skylights where $402, flashing $132, roofing underlayment $70, and labor was $950($475 per skylight). Add tax to that and it comes to $1600. Does the price sound right? Is everything there that should be there?

Thanks
TJ198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:20 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 132
Default

Replacing skylights...


Yeah depending on the size that is about right. Remember, a lot of what you are paying for in labor is the knowledge of the guy who is doing it and the trust that he will do it with worries. It sounds like he has it all listed. His he using I+W shield as well or regular roofing felt?

What is his warranty on such an install?
BamBamm5144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:29 AM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
Default

Replacing skylights...


He did not mention the underlayment while we talked it is just on the quote. I have to guess it is just regular roofing felt. The install comes with a 10 year warranty.
TJ198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:30 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 132
Default

Replacing skylights...


Depending on your location is sounds about right. If you are in the southern climate then I+W isnt such a a big deal as it would be if you were in the north.

Is 1600 dollars worth your peace of mind for ten years?
BamBamm5144 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:53 AM   #9
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
Default

Replacing skylights...


Yeah the guy i think knew what he was talking about and I would it to be done and forgot about.
TJ198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 08:55 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Default

Replacing skylights...


What size are the skylights ?
Normal flashing or curb mounted ?
Normal flashing at the big box stores are $60-70
I+W is definitely needed
Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 09:02 AM   #11
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 22
Default

Replacing skylights...


The skylights are Velux FS 106. $201 a piece.
The step flashing is $66 per unit.
TJ198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2009, 09:27 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Default

Replacing skylights...


Ah...OK...I thought the prices you listed were per skylight
I was thinking big skylights like the 4'x4's

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing Windows? Kyle Remodeling 13 12-17-2009 07:03 PM
Replacing sliding patio door problems marlinpuppy Building & Construction 2 02-22-2009 08:11 PM
Attic fan and skylights on same circuit ok? shadango Electrical 7 06-09-2008 02:50 PM
Are roof skylights leaking? Halron Roofing/Siding 3 04-15-2007 02:06 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.