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Old 12-18-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hey guys, recently i looked at a job with a casement windows installed in a sunroom roof as skylights. Is this common practice? Is there a difference in glazing\weatherstripping on a skylight vs casement?
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Not common at all. Two very very different animals! How did they flash it?

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It was what i assuming was a nailing flange covered with some type of white roofing material . there was also about 5 pounds of caulk on it. and it was leaking. go figure.... It also didn't have a curb to build it up off the roof. just nailed directly to the roof and then covered with the white material. it was on a very low pitch roof. like 1/12 2/12
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It was what i assuming was a nailing flange covered with some type of white roofing material . there was also about 5 pounds of caulk on it. and it was leaking. go figure.... It also didn't have a curb to build it up off the roof. just nailed directly to the roof and then covered with the white material. it was on a very low pitch roof. like 1/12 2/12
Lol...that's exactly what I had in my mind the install would look like. Hopefully you are pricing a suitable, proper skylight as a replacement.
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yea thats not right..what you really want is an awning window
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I would screw a clear tote down to the roof, over the top of it. Set in a bead of good caulk though, no need to take shortcuts.
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thats why he makes the big bucks..in a van..down by the river..
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Lol...that's exactly what I had in my mind the install would look like. Hopefully you are pricing a suitable, proper skylight as a replacement.
I am pricing ripping the whole thing down and building a proper addition. Something about the 2x4x16 roof rafters doesn't sit right with me.
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Hey guys, recently i looked at a job with a casement windows installed in a sunroom roof as skylights. Is this common practice? Is there a difference in glazing\weatherstripping on a skylight vs casement?
What are they asking you to do with it? Fix? Replace? Explain?
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I would screw a clear tote down to the roof, over the top of it. Set in a bead of good caulk though, no need to take shortcuts.
How much for the usage rights on that patented idea?
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What are they asking you to do with it? Fix? Replace? Explain?
They want me to make it stop leaking if possible.
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How much for the usage rights on that patented idea?
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all you need to do is make it stop raining
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The secret is in the brand of tote....
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I'll tell them if they don't want to replace their 2 year old makeshift skylights I can just build a roof over them. We will see how they like that idea.

The roof is also done in frp. I am guessing that's not common practice either?
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I'll tell them if they don't want to replace their 2 year old makeshift skylights I can just build a roof over them. We will see how they like that idea.

The roof is also done in frp. I am guessing that's not common practice either?
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I'll tell them if they don't want to replace their 2 year old makeshift skylights I can just build a roof over them. We will see how they like that idea.

The roof is also done in frp. I am guessing that's not common practice either?
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It's actually in a really nice area. It was one of those "sunroom specialists" companies. I think the concept is to allow enough sun into the space to allow proper evaporation for all the water infiltration.
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Unfortunately I have seen similar installations. On a small bump out off of a kitchen, insulated glass panels were installed on the roof as skylights. Trimmed with cedar, caulked, and then stained to match the building.
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Sometimes you can do the stupid repair with a clean conscience, and comfort that you're not jeopardizing your business or your reputation. You tell the customer why it's not a good solution, what the good solution is and how much it would cost, and that there's no warranty at all. Maybe there are some compromises, for example that the window won't be openable any more. They sign a piece of paper with nothing on it but those reservations and qualifications, so it's crystal clear that they understand the situation.

I've done a few of those, and as far as I know every one worked fine and still works fine.

If there's no chance of it working (Ever been asked to caulk a tile shower set inside rotted, collapsing walls?) or if there are structural or life safety or health issues, then you don't do it. If you're too busy and you don't want the business, then don't do it.

But sometimes it makes sense.

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