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Question DetailsAsked on 3/19/2015

I need to replace 4 large skylights in my kitchen. I am debating if we should replace them or just reframe the roof

There would be enough light even without the skylights
The roof is new but unfortunately my rood company did not recommend replacing skylights at the time when it was done and now we are having problems with leaking skylights

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Certainly fixing them should be a lot cheaper than replacing, and a lot of buyers like skylights - I would make an effort to find where the leaks are coming from. If from the glass/plastic atthe top of the frame, then you need a window repair person with skylight experience to come and reseal the glazing at the frame. If leaking around the outside of the frame, then you have a flashing problem and a skylight person or roofer should look into where water is getting around the flashing. THe key is getting experienced guys who know what they are doing,not some high schooll kid who has been working for them for a week or so.

A couple hundred dollars of repairs should solve your problem (assuming the glazing is not actually cracked), versus probably closer to $1000 range to remove, reframe, and reroof the skylight areas - which would also leave mismatched roofing rectangles in the roof, in all probability.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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