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    note the skylight corner in the center of theis valley. its not leaking that i could tell but what do you say about this?

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    That is, hands down, the stupidest skylight installation I have ever seen. If it does not leak now, it will soon.


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    Oh my. I hope you got a good chuckle out of that one. They are just begging for a leak. Is it at least over a shower or tub?

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    I would tell the client, this skylight will leak, it's just a question of when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W. Young View Post
    its not leaking that i could tell....
    That's because it wasn't raining.

    Is this the roof of the house or an out building?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W. Young View Post
    note the skylight corner in the center of theis valley. its not leaking that i could tell but what do you say about this?
    I would change your statement to "it's not leaking" YET.

    Other than being completely and totally wrong ... and that it will leak sooner rather than later ... I don't see what the problem is ...

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    I'd call it out for repairs by qualified contractors.

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    Was the skylight framed like this as well----- from today.

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    If this is a contest for stupid skylight installations can I enter this one?

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    I think you just took the lead Jerry. Not only for the skylight installation, but for that poor roof design as well.


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    Troy...... wait.... here are 3 more entries into our "Stupid Skylight Installations" contest.

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    These skylight installs/repairs are making my brain hurt.


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    I love this one, I can hear the roofer (or the homeowner) every time this skylight leaked.

    "It can't be the skylight leaking because we sealed it, it must be coming through the run of shingles above the skylight"

    "Still leaking! It must be coming through the run of shingles above where we have sealed."

    "Still leaking! It must be....."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerome W. Young View Post
    note the skylight corner in the center of theis valley. its not leaking that i could tell but what do you say about this?
    The roof installation is incorrect as well. If you are gooing to drive fasteners through your metal roof, they should only be through the raised ribs, NOT 2" from the valley center.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Suchodolski View Post
    If you are gooing to drive fasteners through your metal roof, they should only be through the raised ribs, NOT 2" from the valley center.

    Partially correct.

    MANY metal roof manufacturers specify fasteners in the pan area at the bottom of the panels ... admittedly NOT 2" from the center of the valley - more like 6" back from the center of the valley, but still one (sometimes two) in the pan area at the valleys and the overhangs.

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