Help! Skylight installation disaster


  #1  
Old 12-06-05, 05:50 PM
magfan
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Help! Skylight installation disaster

We hired a company to build a roof with sky lights on to our deck. They have framed it and attached the plywood to the roof, lined roof with the roof felt/paper and have currently started to install one of the skylights (we have 5). We have realized tonight that they have cut the holes too big! One inch too big length and width so that the flanges on the skylights hardly have anything to screw to because the skylight isn't wide enough to reach the rafters. Would should we do!!
Thanks.
K.
 
  #2  
Old 12-07-05, 05:36 AM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 27,198
Received 1,947 Upvotes on 1,747 Posts
You are probably looking at a normal skylight installation as seen from inside the house. From the inside, the skylight might look like it would fall right through the rough opening, but what you aren't seeing is the 3/4" thick extension jamb that must butt up to the interior of the skylight. It hasn't been installed yet. And they've likely left a little extra room around it so that it can be shimmed into place squarely.
 
  #3  
Old 12-08-05, 06:18 PM
Lowongas
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
There are usually 4 L brackets that will be screwed into the skylight and extend about 2" onto the roof sheeting so the skylight won't fall through the rough frame.
 
  #4  
Old 12-09-05, 01:53 PM
P
Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 164
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Did you ask the installation company about the apparent mistake?
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: