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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 2246 along with the higher profile flashing (since I have a Spanish tile roof). My challenge is that he claims that he was not able to place the skylights close enough together so that it since evenly between the rafters and thus it is offset about an inch over the other rafters (see arrows). He needed to add two supports ("B" and "C") to the middle rafter ("F") to create more space between the two skylights. Thus when he finishes with drywall, the drywall will have to hit the glass of the skylight and it I fear that it will not look clean. The curb he built ("A") is not flush with the rafter ("D").

Is this the correct way to do this? I was expecting the drywall to be flush with the curb built ("A") and feel that it will look awkward touching the glass, plus I loose about an inch of glass.

See attached image for the above letter references. "D", "E", and "F" is existing rafters and joist.

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The rules of the forum are that it is for professionals only.

Yhere is a sister site, diychatroom.com where you can ask your question.

Only advice I will give is yhat you are much better off having a candid chat with your builder, not going behind his back to seek advice from a bunch of internet strangers that you have know idea about the quality of the advice.
 

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The rules of the forum are that it is for professionals only.

Yhere is a sister site, diychatroom.com where you can ask your question.

Only advice I will give is yhat you are much better off having a candid chat with your builder, not going behind his back to seek advice from a bunch of internet strangers that you have know idea about the quality of the advice.
I'm sorry if this was asked in the wrong place. Just trying to get a second opinion as I am not knowledgable in this area and have had a GC cut corners on me in the past.
 

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Two sides to every story......best advice from the above post. Show these concerns to your contractor and have him explain or repair. You say sheetrock, but all I see is framing......soooo it's NOT done yet and you are complaining. I hate that. I'll let you know when it's DONE.

This reminds me of the time when, before cell phones, I received an emergency call from the builder saying that I needed to get out to the job site I was framing because the homeowner was about to fire everyone for crappy work. I race out there wondering WTF, and come to find out that they were concerned because one of the walls that I had temporarily braced, so that it wouldn't blow over, was not plumb. Of course it wasn't plumb because the other wall that tied into it hadn't been framed yet. So as you can see, I hate people who don't know what they're looking at trying to figure out the process without understanding it from beginning to end. Might not be you....but might be.

Now, if you are seeking opinion (ammo) then the DIY guys will definitely be a place to post this.
 
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