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  1. Roofing/Siding
    I am a homeowner and hired a GC to do some work on my house including installing 2 new skylights in the entryway. The idea was to get 2 - 22X46 skylights and place them in between the rafters so that we don't need to structurally change the roof. As he requested curb mounted I got the Velux FCM...
  2. Roofing/Siding
    I work for a company that installs, repairs, and replaces Velux Skylights. I can't tell you how many times I've heard people call them "skyleaks", however the main reason a skylight starts to leak is because it wasn't installed correctly, or because the roof is leaking (not the skylight). Sure...
  3. Windows and Doors
    I’m designing a wood frame home will need solar tubes to light up an internal hallway. The roof is low pitch (2% slope) with roof joists 24” oc. The hallway has no windows so the solar tubes would be the only natural light. I’d like to light it up entirely without any gaps. If the hallway...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    I installed 2 used Velux opening skylights in the roof of a new sunroom. Cut and framed the openings, installed both skylights and used "Protecto Wrap" (6" peel and stick membrane) to seal both skylights. Also used the membrane to cover the all the seams between the OSB panels. Then put 2...
  5. Drywall & Plaster
    We had our skylight over the bathroom removed when we had the roof redone (fist-sized hail over the summer!) back in September. It was a 2x4 skylight and the roofer handled all the outside aspects. So we now have a 3-4'-deep tunnel ending with plywood. I'm assuming we need to cut out the...
  6. Windows and Doors
    Hello All, I'm replacing a curb mounted skylight as it leaks a very small amount. I'd really appreciate advice on two point right now- 1) Is it most likely that the leak is occurring in the skylight itself, or by some problem in the curb. Is it likely I need to change the flashing...
  7. Windows and Doors
    So, first a little background: my fiancée and I bought a house three months ago. It has no attic, just a crawlspace about 2 feet wide with insulation between the joists. One feature about the house we liked was a skylight in the bathroom, for both more light and more ventilation. There's a shaft...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    this skylight roof housing leaks mildly when it rains really hard or there is a lot of snow melting. any idea what i should do to waterproof it again? looks like hot tar seal around the glass panels. the housing body looks like sheetmetal covered in some bitumenous coating thanks
  9. Roofing/Siding
    my house seems to have had an old skylight which got boarded up before i got it and the covered curb's dimensions are 28.5 x 30. the box was covered with a sheet metal box which has some coating on it that resembles hot tar (very coarse). the rest of the roof has the same coating but the...
  10. Roofing/Siding
    The instructions that came with Velux call for a 38" x 62" rectangular workspace around the skylight curb. Q1: Should I set the asphalt paper before installing the curb, i.e. set the curb on top of the paper so that the paper is sandwiched between the curb and the roof sheathing or should i...
  11. Roofing/Siding
    i need to build a simple 2x6 frame to act as curb for my Velux VCM 2222 skylight. there will be flashing around it as well as the protective tape that came with the flashing kit. i was wondering if i should use PT lumber or regular. i heard that PT lumber can corrode aluminum flashing but then...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi: I'm planning to install a skylight over a small beakfast area in a 1960's ranch house in Northern California. The ceiling is suppoted by 2x4 joists 9ft long. There's a U-shaped channel built of a 1x6 and two 2x4s running down the center of the room on top of the joists (right photo). I'm...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi: I'm planning to create a partially vaulted ceiling with skylights at the top as part of a remodel on a 1960's ranch. The existing room is 15' wide and the roof has a 5/12 pitch. I want to open part of the ceiling to the roof rafters and then punch holes for the skylights. See attached...
  14. Building & Construction
    first of all, i would like to say that i did call the Velux customer service to inquire about this, however, i was not happy with the level of confidence in the lady's voice and the associate at Home Depot was pretty much clueless. so i thought someone here may have more experience. the...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    i hope this question is simple enough to formulate verbally and should not require a picture but do let me know if you'd find one useful. i will have a skylight (2' x 2') some 3.5' above my bathroom ceiling. everything is framed nicely already. considering that the order of hanging drywall on...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi all See plan attached. We've extended the house to add the 4th bedroom and the extended dining room, but that has left our living room dark. We want to get some natural light into the living room but can't have windows since there are no outer walls. The living room has a vaulted ceiling -...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    Hi all, I have a large barn with a corrugated metal roof that has fiberglass(?) panel skylights which slide into spaces between the roof panels. The skylight panels are long and skinny (7.5 inches wide) and they are made to fit the edges of that particular roof (see photo). The problem is, the...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I have a leaking dome skylight that sits on top of a flat roof. The skylight has a diameter of about 6' feet. The leak seems to be coming from the location where the skylight sits on the roof. The area between the skylight and roof looks like it had been sealed with a black henry roofing...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi there, I'm having some trouble finding information on how to install a skylight on metal roofing. What is need etc? Any help or a direction such as a book or website that will tell me send my way!
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