#29 – Skylights on Metal Roofing
March 31, 2017 | Filed under: Metal Roofing 101 Series, Roofing Help Videos, Roofing Installation
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.
Todd Miller has spent his entire career in the metal building products manufacturing industry. He is president of Isaiah Industries, an organization recognized as one of the world’s leading metal roofing manufacturers. Todd is currently Vice President of the MRA (Metal Roofing Association) and a Past Chair of MCA (Metal Construction Association). Through his website, he strives to raise the bar on standards and practices to provide property owners with the best possible products for successful roofing projects.
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I have an existing skylight which needs replaced. A few years ago, Contractors came out and installed a metal roof over my shingles. I now need to replace a skylight. Rough opening is 22 1/2 × 22 1/2. Your article mentions curb mount skylight for metal roofs, but all I am finding is deck mount. Please can you suggest the names of the curb mount to use?
Thanks Christina. In many metal cases, it’s a matter of building a curb to flash around and then using a deck-mounted skylight on top of it. Can you send me photos (from the outside) of your current skylight? firstname.lastname@example.org