Leaking skylight

Old 03-18-07, 08:57 AM
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Unhappy Leaking skylight

I have a leak in my living room ceiling below the opening for the skylight. I am assuming that it's coming from the flashing around the skylight. I checked it and didnt see any obvious voids in the caulking around the skylight.

It is a "bubble" type skylight and the plastic bubble moves freely in the aluminum track. I'm assuming that it is designed to do this. Short of tearing out all of the drywall ceiling, how can I verify that it is coming from the skylight, and what can I do about it?
Old 04-09-08, 04:03 PM
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Another leaking skylight

Hi, I'm new to the forum and I can't seem to find where I start a new post.
I just moved into an older home and during a thunderstorm Monday night, I discovered (much to my dismay) that the skylight above my bed has a leak. I caulked around the inside of it, where the water was coming in, and that seemed to have stopped it, at least for now. Do I need to get on the roof and caulk out there to? It's a very slanted roof, so that could be a real treat. NOT!
Thanks for any help!
Old 04-09-08, 07:22 PM
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For both of you. You DON"T caulk around skylights, pipes, or chimneys. You flash them.

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And never from the inside!
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You caulked it & the water stopped coming in.........
Where did you caulk it?
Was it where the glass ( plastic ) is laying on the metal frame?

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