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Old 03-30-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Bought a house in November and this just yesterday during the first spring rain a leak formed. It's a velum skylight, on a relatively flat "rolled roof" section. I know this topic has probably been addressed a hundred times. I have a voicemail into the roofer that installed it about 6 years ago per the old home owners. I'm hoping he calls back. Any idea on what this could be / cost to repair?
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Any idea on what this could be / cost to repair?
It's a roof leak and...
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Seriously though. On a flat roof it could be a few things but there is no way of diagnosing that over the internet from a picture of a wet ceiling.
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Useless showing picture of the inside showing the damage it's done.
Need pictures of the outside how it was done.
Rolled roofing, sky light, sounds like a perfect way to have a leak.
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I agree, we need to see some pics.

Could be as simple as a cracked skylight.
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The most common problems I have heard....people take a shortcut and don't use the flashing kit that Velux makes for the skylight. They don't want to spend the extra $60.

We are going to need to know if it was deck or curb mounted....pics will tell us.

Pics from the roof.
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Pretty sure Velux requires minimum 3:12 roof pitch for installation. If you don't have the required pitch it'll require a curb. It's not going to be a cheap fix to do it right.
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Concrete will crack.It's just a matter of where and when and skylights will leak it's just a matter of where and when.Ecpecially on a low pitched roof.
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I'll 5th that we need some pictures of the roof side of the skylight, all the way around and a over all shot.

Curb mounted skylights don't have a flashing kit like the deck Mounted ones. You basically get a skylight frame, you build a curb, flash the curb (that's the part the will leak) and counter flash.

If the roofer who installed it put a deck mount style on a flat roof I certainly wouldn't be inviting him on my property to have another go at it.

As far as pricing. It could be anywhere from $200 for a simple corner detail on a EPDM to 5-7K for a new skylight curb proper tie in to the existing roof and flashings.

Get a good picture of the actual roof while your up there also. Rolled roofing means one thing to home owners and another to a roofer.

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