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    Default Skylight terminology question

    Is the frame (operable or otherwise) holding the glass at a skylight called a sash, or something else?

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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    Are you talking of the "curb"?


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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    Would the term FRAME be of use. IE window frame


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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    Humm... trying to answer my own question:



    looks like the "frame" holding the glazing is a sash - even if the sash is fixed- and the frame of the skylight forms the curb...

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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    Michael, Google "window sash" and you will henceforth be an expert on the definition of window sash.

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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    "Google "window sash" and you will henceforth be an expert on the definition of window sash"

    Wow, I can be an expert just by using Goggle.
    Don't have to send no money or nothing?
    Man this IS a great site.
    Thanks Jerry

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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    Michael,

    On a fixed skylight, the "frame" and "sash" would be the same.

    On an operable skylight, the "frame" is what holds the "sash".

    Mike,

    The "curb" is what is built onto the roof and flashed to from the roof, the skylight "frame" is then set on the curb and flashed to it (typically setting the frame over the curb 'self-flashes' the frame to the curb by way of becoming the counter-flashing over the base flashing from the roof.

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    Default Re: Skylight terminology question

    Can't tell you how many times I have found 1) the metal skylight frame is not secured to the curb (leaking inside conditioned air like a sieve); 2) Mr Handyman has sealed the top "weep" (drain) feature with silicone 3) or Mr Roofer has cemented (tar) the bottom of the metal frame so the moisture can't drain out as designed.

    What Handy Roofer didn't figure out... is the original "leak" problem is the roof flashing (leaking) around the curb area.

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