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Jungle 08-07-2014 05:50 PM

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I installed one now and am think 2 more, one in the middle and one to the right. It is so great because it is free light. It's the brights window in the house by far, the rest look like grey teeth,


Jungle 08-15-2014 02:30 PM

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I think i'm going to be in trouble with ice dam's. When the snow hits the skylight it will melt. One solution is make a foam insert and use that in the winter. Another idea would be to flash the area from the sky light down. You can see where the snow and ice shield ends on the picture. ooops!
I don't think a curb is wise at all. Sorry Mike and Neil. A curb will just attract more snow and ice.
I wonder if the ice will go up under the ridge vent? Maybe have to block the area just above the skylights?

I'm starting to regret not installing new standing seam metal roofing. These shingles will probably not be good for more than 10 years. Metal panels would cost about 50% more, around $1.40 a sq foot. but easier to install and no ice dam problem. Then last 20 year + at which time they could be sold for scrap. I'm getting $30 each for the old panels. They are only $70 new.

I'm thinking i did the wrong thing. With a close ceiling it should be metal roofing or a second layer of roof over the first. The second layer roof would be cheap and solve all ice problems. With a close roof the deck will never be cold enough. If i use the skylights in the winter it will be ice dam city. Good thing i have roxual and metal ceiling, any leaks in the roof should be no problem, but maybe hard to detect.

Some of the roofing tar came in under the edge of skylight too. How long does it take to gas off? I guess i should try to remove it. Maybe silicone in the gap.


Jungle 08-16-2014 06:26 AM

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With these type you are suppose to cut off 6", 11", 17", then a full shingle for each row. I think it so more to change the pattern.
I think it turned out fine. It would require so much more moving of the roof brackets. We took caulk lines. Not really me, a local guy with years of experience, but i helped. Still a DIY effort. I'm more concerned about ice dams in the future. I guess we'll see soon enough.

It's pain because it has been raining on and off. But next week should be 4 days of clear weather and can finish the other side.



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