Ask Todd Miller *Metal Roofing Expert

#29 – Skylights on Metal Roofing

Written by Todd Miller on March 31, 2017 | Filed under: Metal Roofing 101 Series, Roofing Help Videos

Normal types of protrusions through the roof such as skylights and chimneys do not pose a problem for metal roofs. They need to be flashed and detailed properly and quality metal roofing manufacturers will have instructions to help installers with that. Skylights must be curbed, not flush-mounted with any metal roof. If there are existing skylights that show deterioration or if the existing skylights are 10 or more years old, we suggest new skylights be installed. Even the best skylights have only 20 year warranties. It does not make sense to install a long term roof with a skylight that will soon need to be replaced. However, yes, you can enjoy your skylights with a beautiful metal roof.

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Todd's expertise comes from his years of experience in metal roofing manufacturing. As president of Isaiah Industries, based in Piqua Ohio, Todd runs a several of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential metal roofing; Classic Metal Roofing Systems, Kassel & Irons, and Green American Home. His personal goal is to educate homeowners of the long-life benefits of metal roofing.

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