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Is it more work to replace or remove a skylight?

We have a 20 year old leaking skylight, and right now I am contemplating either removing or replacing it. Not exactly sure why it is leaking, perhaps the flashing is bad, but it's leaked for a while. ...
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Skylight bad idea on flat roof?

I have a metal roof with a 5 degree pitch in a temperate climate (snowed once in 50 years). My living room equatorial facing Windows are largely blocked by my neighbors but I do get some sunlight ...
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skylight installation

I had a skylight relpaced and he didn't put the vinyl stripping that covers the drywall edge. It's a reflective skylight so I can see the ugly edge of the drywall. Is this something he should have ...
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Skylight insulation preventing heat gain

I have 6 - 4'x8' skylights in my showroom roof. its great for the winter but in the summer it radiates heat and glare into my showroom challenging my AC. I have had shade clothe as a cover which ...
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Does condensate on a skylight indicate a broken seal?

Couple of times in the morning I noticed that the skylight is foggy in the center (see picture below). No other windows are foggy. The temperature/humidity is outside 50F/77% inside, 70F/44%. Does ...
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Improvising a temporary skylight?

I have a skylight that is essentially a flashed plywood curb with a late 50's era glass paver that "cups" over top. No tar or caulk, just gravity holding it there. Now, because I'm an idiot, I decided ...
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How can I make a diffuser for a 22 X 30 skylight shaft?

I need to make a diffuser to an existing 22 x 30 skylight shaft. A flush mount of some kind would be my first choice. My goal is to keep heated air from going into the shaft instead of the bathroom.
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In replacing a skylight, can I reuse the existing curb and flashing?

After finding water coming down my front door from inside the ceiling I had a roofer come out and take a look. He stated that the skylight was at the end of its life. This does appear to be the case ...
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new roof + new skylight windows

The roofers are installing a new roof on my house today. Since one of the skylight windows cracked, should I get them to replace the window at the same time, or should I get one installed by a ...
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Are these walls near a skylight, load bearing?

My master and guest bathroom are back-to-back (toilet-to-toilet). Both bathrooms have a tall skylight this size (~4' square). The skylights are about 5 feet apart from one-another. Master Bathroom, ...
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Lighting to simulate skylights

I was in a friend's home, and admired their skylight. They have one of those tubes that goes through the roof to bring natural light inside. The ceiling had a diffused circular lens to help disperse ...
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Does a skylight shaft produce more light than a solatube or sun tunnel in a living room area approx 4mx7m?

We are getting different opinions as to how to create more natural light in our living areas. Some say a skylight shaft and others say solatubes or sun tunnels.
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How to get the sunshine and sunlight in my house

I am living in house in which the sun is not overlooking through the window at all, Is there a way to make overlook at least partially inside the house.
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Quick and cheap insulation for skylight

I just moved into a condo and on the top floor there is a skylight window. The room gets pretty hot during the day, I have friends coming in town this weekend and I would like a cheap and quick fix to ...
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Custom skylights with irregular shapes?

Is it possible to get a skylight to fit an irregular space on the roof? I'd like to fit a skylight into the location shown below, but extending all the way down to the bend in the roof. This would ...
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How should I fix incomplete insulation on a skylight shaft?

I recently bought a house and am looking at doing improvements and repairs, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of experience or knowledge in such things. We had a home inspector look over the place ...
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What kind of skylight would allow the most light and heat into my home?

I live in Canada. I want to bring in more light as well as heat into the living space. I have a standard 8' ceiling. Are there any products that will allow the heat from the sun into the house as well ...
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Can I block a skylight during summer without condensation?

I have a small fixed skylight and figure that during winter it's no problem to block the tunnel at ceiling level as suggested by an answer to a similar diy.stackechange question. (The only difference ...