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Schlotkins

05:33AM | 01/15/04
Member Since: 08/22/01
16 lifetime posts
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Well, I have the famed condensation/skylight issue. The skylight is probably 17-18 years old and I'm sure it's the cheapest POS they could find. I'm not sure if it's a signal layer of glass or not, but I'm looking for a replacement. What's the best one? I live in Massachusetts. Any vendor recommendations are appreciated.

Chris

Piffin

06:54PM | 01/25/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
After building and insalling close to two thousand skylights, I can say with no doubt that Velux is the best brand you can have.

That said, skylights are the most likely place in the house for condensation.
And installation is half the battle so you want somebody experienced with them.

pgriz

05:25AM | 01/26/04
Member Since: 01/21/03
66 lifetime posts
I agree with Piffin, Velux is an excellent brand, and the skylights are well designed. The common problem with skylights (once you get past the cheaply-constructed ones, that is) is that the light well is often poorly insulated, and if your attic is cold (as it should be), you can get condensation around the light well. The skylight gets the blame, but the real problem is insufficient insulation around the well.
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