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It will be (or had better be) polycarbonate or acrylic, not PVC, or it will die in the sun. If you find it too clear to begin with, greenhouse suppliers have "paint on shade" and/or shadecloth, both come in white and in colors. If all you want is shade, shadecloth might be a better choice than roofing, but of course it does not block rain. Shadecloth ...


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The real answer is: Don't do anything until you've identified the root cause. Find the leak. FLashing and sealant can be replaced a lot more easily than a whole new unit, not to mention the difference in cost and time. Similarly, if there's a leak where the glass (and frame) separates from the support frame as you open the skylight, address that ...


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If it's a composite roof, I think it's a little more work to roof over the skylight just because of the interior sheet rock repair, but much more expensive to buy a new skylight. You don't need to do any framing to tear out the skylight, but to do it right you should remove the sheet rock from the skylight walls, and repair the hole in the ceiling. If you ...


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Remove for sure. You can replace a skylight, throw down flashing around it, caulk it up and basically do a really good install in about 1-2 hours (not accounting demo as this is all over the place with skylights) per light. If you totally remove it you are going to have to do a lot of patchwork on the roof and a lot of shingle repair. You might have cut ...


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It looks like the answer is "probably not." If this calculator from the American Wood Council is to be believed (and if my assumptions about your materials and load are correct), the max span is about 10ft for a pine 2x6. This table agrees that 10-12ft is the max span for typical grade lumber, at typical spacings, for a 5psf dead load. While your ...



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