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Old 11-24-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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One of our skylights is leaking and apparently needs to be replaced as it's not the flashing but the actual skylight itself. We were quoted $1100 for this. Does anyone know if that's a reasonable estimate? It seems like a lot but I know skylights can be tricky. It's standard size--2x4' or whatever. We're in Northern Virginia if it matters.

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Old 11-25-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Is it the bubble non-thermal type? Or is it the flat glass thermalpane type?
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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It's just flat glass--doesn't bubble out--so I'm guessing the latter. Thanks!
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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For $1100 you should have a factory-trained installer working the job.
Well, for any price, you should have a factory-trained installer.

Skylight installation is a piece of cake. For guys with a little training, and the ability and desire to read the instructions every now and then.

Make sure the skylight is recommended for your roof slope condition, and that the installer uses the factory flashing kit.
If it is on a curb, be sure the curb is wrapped with ice and water shield.

Done properly, with a quality component that is appropriate for the roof conditions, it will last a very long time.
I like Velux skylights.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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get an experienced roofer buy a new one and the roofer will replace it.I had 2 replaced when I had a new roof put on 4 years ago no problem.
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