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Jungle 08-03-2014 06:30 PM

What do you think about skylights?
Since i having so much fun on the roof i was thinking add a sky light or two?

1-or 2 like this on the south side of the roof? Maybe in the middle, or towards the end so you could sleep and look up through the skylight and see the stars at night. Probably 1 is enough in the middle.

I think the higher the up they are the better to install, less rain. Would it be strange to put right at the top above the collar tie? Say 12 inches bellow the ridge vent? since the interior is finished all the way up. Drier up there and more light to catch.
You lose a lot of heat with these things, maybe 2x2 is better?

Jungle 08-04-2014 09:57 AM

I got a deal on this for $75, i can't really see any down side of skylight, other than it can leak and you lose some heat. Some air and heat will escape for it anyways, which is not a bad thing for a roof.$_20.JPG I never hear of this company sunburst before...?

nealtw 08-04-2014 10:32 AM

Install that on a curb made out of 2x6 or 2x8 on edge to keep it up and out of the rain and snow and on the high side build a deverter so to run the water around it. The siudes of the curb want to be directly above rafters
As this raised area doesn't allow for much insulation, condensation will be a problem. When we build a vaulted ceiling roof system the rafters are 2x10s to allow for insulation and then it is strapped with 2x4s under the sheeting to allow for air movement under the sheeting. Your system is shy of a few things and now when you install this you will be blocking any venting you have in that bay. so you should add a roof vent just below this window.

Jungle 08-05-2014 09:37 AM

Hi Neil i'm thinking put it right up high just bellow the ridge vent. Bad?
I looked at that kijiji deal and i decided to pass, it is entirely plastic.
Better get this one is on sale. It not curb mount but has the flashing built in. Are you saying the curb mount is so much better?
I was thinking condensation problem too. Should i get a vented one instead?
I'm wonder if i should located the skylight in the middle of the roof for max light or to the side under the sleeping area for the star effect?

What kind of roof vent did you have in mind, like this?
I see what your saying have a vent just bellow the sky light then create a hole and small vent pipe that can vent the skylight as well!

nealtw 08-05-2014 05:07 PM

The first one in post #4 is the one we see all the time set on a 2x6 or 2x8 box on the roof. We just tack them in place and the roofers do their majic with flashing. I don't think it works to close to the ridge, At least I can't figure it so if you do come down a little you will need a deverter, all that is, is a 2x4 cut on a seat cut and 2 triangles of plywood. If you need one I can help with that.

Jungle 08-05-2014 06:15 PM

Seems like any easy way to increase the value of house, i always wanted a skylight. 2x4 is massive, its bigger on the outside like 56'. I better get the vented skylight, that will too much fun to 'open the hatch.' Mike Homes also says to get the curb model, of course i'm skeptical, it is pretty good pitch up there...

This roofing job is really tiring, i have to take off all the decking and replace in. My body hurts all the time, i getting a pro on the weekend. Apparently 96% of roofers in this area of Ontario have criminal records, go figure!

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,

nealtw 08-07-2014 07:42 PM

Whatever turns you on.:trophy:

Jungle 08-14-2014 05:07 PM

Ice dams? Ice and water membrane should go down all the way to from the skylight.

oldognewtrick 08-14-2014 05:15 PM


Originally Posted by Jungle (Post 109950)
Ice dams? Ice and water membrane should go down all the way to from the skylight.

Is this a statement or a question?

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