skylights in manufactured homes

mellinger2July 11, 2006

Has anyone added a skylight after purchasing their home? We have a 2003 Clayton and I would like to put a skylight in the kid's bathroom.

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anrsaz

No, but it wouldn't matter if it's a manuf home or a site-built. Just follow directions. You have more options, however. You can choose something that may not radiate too much heat. But just make sure you use flashing and put shingles over it. But you probably know that.

I heard they can be tricky to install.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 12:03AM
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anrsaz

it's a great site for how-to's. There's even a skylight thread.

http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/forums/index.php?forum_id=8

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 12:21AM
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mellinger2

thanks for the info

    Bookmark   July 12, 2006 at 11:18AM
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llazy

Yes.. we had a skylight installed in the livingroom 10 years ago. It's a fixed (non-opening) style - probably 2x4 ft vella brand. Had it installed professionally. He did a great job. Tip.. (we had this done too).. when they install it, instead of just cutting the well (hole) straight, have it angled so outward at each end so light spreads out more as it enters the room. I know someone else who had them build shafts extending upward on the roof, then putting the skylight on top of the shaft. it gave the appearance (from within) that the roof was way higher. (probably looked goofy from outside tho).

    Bookmark   March 11, 2007 at 5:43AM
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