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  1. Remodeling
    This weekend my husband went up to the roof to clean it and just check it out. This was his first time up there. We had an inspection on buying the house and the inspector said it was fine. Well my husband discovered two large south facing skylights that would shine into the attic, if they...
  2. Remodeling
    This weekend my husband went up to the roof to clean it and just check it out. This was his first time up there. We had an inspection on buying the house and the inspector said it was fine. Well my husband discovered two large south facing skylights that would shine into the attic, if they...
  3. Green Home Improvement
    I live in Vancouver and I want to put Skylights in to get more light in the winter months. So I was wondering. from an efficiency point of view, can Skylights be energy efficient? I am concerned I will lose heat in winter and get too much heat in summer (especially during a heatwave) I look...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Building & Construction
    We have a 120 year old home that had several additions over time. One has a flat roof that has now started accumulating ice water and leaking. We have long wanted to slope it down and are ready. At the same time we had a radiator pipe in the crawl space below burst in the same room while out...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    About a year and a half ago we had a new membrane roof installed. They put it on top of the tar that was there from the original tar and gravel roof. This spring, we had a new skylight installed. The old skylight was a drop in and the new one is a cap. This left a gap inside the house where the...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    I am looking at a home to purchase and upon entering a scuttle attic I noticed that two manual vented skylights were installed in a trussed roof where cuts were made to accomodate the widths. The roof load appears to have been redistributed by using 2x6 doubled up in a Z pattern. Is this...
  9. Roofing/Siding
    I want to have skylights installed, but my roof also needs replacing. Does it matter which I have done first? Thanks
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