DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Roofing and Siding > What do you think about skylights?




Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-03-2014, 07:30 PM  
Jungle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default 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?



__________________

Last edited by Jungle; 08-03-2014 at 07:51 PM.
Jungle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2014, 10:57 AM  
Jungle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

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. I never hear of this company sunburst before...?



__________________
Jungle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2014, 11:32 AM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 10,748
Liked 926 Times on 826 Posts
Likes Given: 1595

Default

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.

__________________
nealtw is offline  
Jungle Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2014, 10:37 AM  
Jungle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

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!

__________________

Last edited by Jungle; 08-05-2014 at 05:47 PM.
Jungle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2014, 06:07 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 10,748
Liked 926 Times on 826 Posts
Likes Given: 1595

Default

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.

__________________
nealtw is offline  
Jungle Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2014, 07:15 PM  
Jungle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

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...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/mike-holmes/article1088519/

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!

__________________

Last edited by Jungle; 08-05-2014 at 07:24 PM.
Jungle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2014, 06:50 PM  
Jungle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

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,

skylight install.jpg  
__________________
Jungle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2014, 08:42 PM  
nealtw
Contractor
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 10,748
Liked 926 Times on 826 Posts
Likes Given: 1595

Default

Whatever turns you on.

__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 06:07 PM  
Jungle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 334
Liked 29 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

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

__________________
Jungle is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-14-2014, 06:15 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 5,718
Liked 498 Times on 415 Posts
Likes Given: 150

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jungle View Post
Ice dams? Ice and water membrane should go down all the way to from the skylight.
Is this a statement or a question?


__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen cabinets, skylights, shutters, mantels, glass block, Fypon millwork & railing HomeAccent General Home Improvement Discussion 4 01-07-2008 05:25 PM

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS