I have four skylights in my home and they are acrylic domes with self-flashing frame. the frame is aluminum, welded and looks good to me. the skylights are about 20 years old. The plastic domes have cracks and I siliconed them temporarily. They don’t leak but I want to replace either the domes or the whole thing…
I need an advice - if the self-flashing part is good and does not leak - can I just replace the domes? What are the chances that skylights will leak because the frame was not replaced?
Another idea I have is I heard the glass is better than a plastic dome. Would it make sense to order a glass instead of the dome and new cap frame and replace only these parts instead of replacing the whole thing with curb-mounted model…
And the last question is - I undertsand that curb-mounted skylight is ‘better’ than self-flashing one but if I did not have problems with it - must I replace it or not?
thanks in advance,
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