11:46AM | 09/03/02
Member Since: 09/02/02
2 lifetime posts
I had someone put a new roof on the house about 2 years ago. I was not very happy with them at the time. I have since tried to get them to come out to put new high-capacity roof vents in, only to end up doing it myself because they would never call me back. Now, I have noticed a water leak when it rains on the ceiling and into the front window. I have been on the roof with a hose and the leak is the upper portion of the skylight probably where water pools. I am wondering about these options: 1) call the lousy roofers back out to repair this 2) call somebody else out to repair it 3) caulk it myself (and repeat as needed). Help.


08:54AM | 09/06/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
If you "caulk it" yourself, make sure you get the right sealer - not caulk.

Did the new unit come with flashing for the "top" side? I have some skylights that were professionally installed. They have different flashing kits to use, depending on which way the skylight is installed - long side up, or short side up.


05:46PM | 09/08/02
Member Since: 09/02/02
2 lifetime posts
I wrote caulk but I would use black silicone roof sealant. I would rather have a longer term solution. The skylight is almost 25 years old like the house. It appears that the roofer used the original metal flashing for the skylight; I see flashing coming out from the skylight and under the shingles. The skylight is about 20 X 40 inches with the short side up. I looked in attic and see that the water is coming in the top side of the skylight and it is not a nail leak. I wonder how hard it is to retrofit install a flashing kit.


04:56PM | 09/10/02
Member Since: 09/09/02
14 lifetime posts
Your Roofing warenty is only as good as the company that stands behind it...where are you located..I have been know to do free work to people that have been shafted.

I use geo-seal..its 100% silicone...dont use tar or roofing will only last a few years then crack.

If the skylight was roofed right the first time you would need any silicone at all...good luck....usualy to get a roofer to come out and fix that its starts at 300.00 and goes up....

If you have a new sub-divison around you go there and find a roofer that is working on a new const house...where is only 1 or 2 guy..these are usualy the roofers just starting there can get a good roofer there for a cheaper price..

Good luck, if you have any more questions you can email me and I would be glad to help you

[email protected]
[email protected]

I dont come here too often so it might be better to email me if you have additional questions

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon