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caseynshan 02-05-2011 12:09 PM

Sunlight Leak
 
I have a sunlight it my kitchen. It is leaking significantly (1 large drop per second). This is the second time this has happened. Always after a snow when the temp warms up.

I was going to call a roofer, however, there is still several inches of snow on the roof w/ more forecast today and monday.

If I call a roofer today, will he be able to fix it.. or just patch it.

I'm thinking maybe I should get up there, and sweep the snow away and wait for the roofer call until the roof is dry?

casey

Roofmaster417 02-05-2011 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by caseynshan (Post 585145)
I have a sunlight it my kitchen.

casey

I have sunlight in my kitchen too.Happens mostly during the hours of 7am-5:30pm-9:00pm depending on the time of year.Hahahahaha just playing with you.I would be cautious of going onto a roof with any type of precipitation.Calling a roofer is your best bet.Skylights are tricky to describe to persons unfamiliar to roofing procedures.

seeyou 02-05-2011 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by caseynshan (Post 585145)
I'm thinking maybe I should get up there, and sweep the snow away and wait for the roofer call until the roof is dry?

casey

Yup- Any proper fix is likely to involve taking the flashing apart. Put a bucket under the drip and wait 'til there's no snow on the roof. If it leaked once before, that was probably the time to call a roofer. These things seldom fix themselves.

handy man88 02-05-2011 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by caseynshan (Post 585145)
I have a sunlight it my kitchen. It is leaking significantly (1 large drop per second). This is the second time this has happened. Always after a snow when the temp warms up.

I was going to call a roofer, however, there is still several inches of snow on the roof w/ more forecast today and monday.

If I call a roofer today, will he be able to fix it.. or just patch it.

I'm thinking maybe I should get up there, and sweep the snow away and wait for the roofer call until the roof is dry?

casey

If you're willing to pay, a roofer will come out and apply a temporary fix.

If you can get up there and clear out the snow, that would be beneficial. There are roofing tapes/sealants that you can buy at HD that you can use to patch up any cracked seams immediately, wet or dry.


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caseynshan 03-11-2011 07:54 PM

Thanks for the help.. i used the cement along w/ some yellow netting like stuff that helped a ton in smoothing out the cement.

I'm pretty sure it has worked.

FYI - I used a staple gun to hold down the temporary plastic and it worked it well..

casey

dougger222 03-12-2011 10:57 AM

Is this a solar tube or a square style sky light?

If it's a round solar tube that's leaking it's the first I've heard of. Of course they haven't been on the market nearly as long as the traditional square style sky lights. The round ones are nice as they deflect the water away from any one spot.

On my personal home would install a solar tube before a skylight. With 50 windows on the home there's plenty of light except one room, the walk in closet. The install on the list of "things to do".


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