I had a 22x22 skylight replaced about 1 month ago by a roofer. Just recently, I noticed that my bathroom (where the skylight is) is considerably colder then the rest of the house. I didn’t think too much of it until I was taking a wiz one day and actually felt a breeze on my neck.
I put a ladder up the skylight shaft and felt a considerable draft by the unit. Then I noticed light coming underneath the flashing, both on the sill and side of the skylight. Not only wasn’t the skylight not sealed properly, it wasn’t sealed at all.
I immediately called the roofer and told him of the problem. He defended the work (which he didn’t do himself) and said it wasn’t unusual to see light , and that Ishould seal the void from the inside. Needless to say, we had a big arguement and we are going to follow up next week.
Isn’t it standard to wrap/weatherproof the skylight before you flash it? What is typically involved in the install?? Is he looking to save money on materials to put more $$ in his pocket??
I also forgot to mention that he bought the wrong sized shingles for the project. I have metric shingles and he had his worker install standard. Should he have noticed that the existing shingles on my roof were all metric? Ironically, his worker said the boss didn’t buy the metric shingles b/c they were more money. We are only talking about $4/bundle more, and 2 bundles were used?http://www.roofing.com/images/default.jpg :evil: