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Old 08-23-2014, 02:37 PM   #1
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Self Flashing or Curb Mounted Skylight???


I am having a flat roof replaced with a built up (discussed in another post) in a couple of weeks and will be changing out a skylight. I have two roofing contractors. Once swears by a self flashing skylight and the other a curb mounted skylight. I currently have a self flashing skylight, so building a curb to lift it will require some cosmetic work with the interior drywall which is not that big of a deal. But which type of skylight connection would be better for me. Water proofness and ease of working on the skylight are the two top priorities! Any opinions or advise would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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Curb if it were my roof with some pitch ripped into the curb.
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The curb mounts are my preference.

Done right either works fine, but I think the CM are easier to flash...the skylight is not in your way and you can run your modified highier up the curb. Not to mention replacing them is far quicker and requires no roofing.
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Curb mount is the only way we will do them. Domed lens or slope the curb.

Also prefer them a good 12" off the surface of the roof.
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On a flat roof...curb.

Like Andy said, you can run the modified up higher. Less places for water to get in.
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