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rmbuckman
Skylight Installation
rmbuckman

We are replacing an existing skylight because the inside is cracked (exterior layer is not leaking thankfully). In any case, its a curb mount skylight on a low pitched roof (practically flat roof). We do not have shingles, it has tar instead. How do we flash the curb/skylight to prevent leaks on this type of roof?

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Skylight Installation
HoustonRemodeler

Got pics ?

What do the skylight instructions say ?

dj1
Re: Skylight Installation
dj1

Pics are a must. Load them up at photobucket.com then pass the link here.

Reading the mfg's instructions is a must.

Flashing a skylight is a job for the experienced roofer, if you want dry peace and dry quiet.

ed21
Re: Skylight Installation
ed21

Manufacturers sell flashing kits for their products. Flashing is hard to describe without pictures. Read the instructions and look on YouTube for examples. A flat roof is a bit different than a sloped roof. Getting a roofer to install it would be a good idea.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Skylight Installation
Mastercarpentry

Get an experienced commercial roofer for this. The average residential roofer will be clueless and will not have the proper equipment anyway. Tar roofs are a specialty and the best long-term results with them come only from those who deal with this kind of thing on a regular basis. Be sure the skylight is recommended for this kind of installation; you may need a different flashing kit than for shingle roofs.

Phil

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