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histanvan

06:41PM | 12/04/04
Member Since: 12/03/04
2 lifetime posts
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I had a heavy rain and the rain came through my sky light in the corner of it. How can I fix this problem. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Harry

KANIMALHOUSE

11:35AM | 12/27/04
Member Since: 10/08/03
36 lifetime posts
If the leak is coming around the seal of the glass itself use silicone. Scrape off any excess material that may have pulled away and run a bead. Remember that where you saw water come may not necessarily be where the leak is. I would reseal the whole thing. If its where the roofing material meets the window, use a roofing adhesive/sealant like BlackJack. It "melts" and fills in cracks in the sunshine. It is in a tube like silicone and can be easily applied, rain or shine. It is basically a tar material and will stain and is hard to remove from flesh without turpentine or gasoline.

theeagle

07:25PM | 12/27/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
if you want to do some more work then you could strip back the shingles a bit and put around the skylight "ice and water shield".

it starts at the top edge of the skylight (when the skylight is already placed on the opening) and goes down the side and right angles onto the roof. then the corners are cut on a 45 and after all sides are done then put smaller pieces on the corners meeting the roof to cover the corners. then reinstall step flashing and skylight flashing kit. no more skylight to roof leaks.


danmiller

01:17PM | 01/05/05
Member Since: 01/04/05
2 lifetime posts
Mr. Theeagle,most skylights are "self weeping",meaning that any water that gets between the Glass or acrylic dome is channeled out through weep holes in the skylight frame at the bottom edge. You may have some obstruction in your weep holes ,try cleaning them out with a small screw driver.Also the frame that holds down the dome is very easy to take off with just a few small screws around the edge of the frame and it just lifts up and off to expose the edge of the dome itself.

I don't think it's your skylight that is leaking but more than likely it's the flashing around the skylight itself.A roofer should be able to fix this with little problem.
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