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Old 03-25-2012, 02:47 PM
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Pictures would be a big help.

The problem 99% people make with skylights is that they don't build them up. They drop them right on the roof. Now you're screwed. You have to properly box up an opening and then drop the light on top of that. Think of a big fat wide chimney with a skylight for a cap.

Make dam sure you flash and properly prep the "box" and the skylight issue will be fine.

Next up without knowing if there is a barrier under there, you're screwed again. If it were me, I would have membraned the entire roof and then shingled over. You can do a roof like that with shingles. You have to pay extreme attention to detail and use the best possible materials. Not easy -- and not something I'd recommend.

This application would have been great for a metal roof.
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