Return to the Home Repair Forum | Post a Follow-Up

$1184 to purchase/install a fixed Velux S06 skylight?

Posted by Ericamd (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 10:46

This seems to be what I'm faced with. I've signed a roofing contract, but decided to replace the skylights after we signed the contract. They are saying it'd be approx $1184-$1350 each to replace both skylights with new Velux fixed skylights (FS S06 or FSR S06). I know they are large skylights about 40x40 but at the same time, they are fixed.....not the more expensive vented models.

I guess they are marking up the skylights and flashing kits a good amount and charging about $1200 for labor.

Not too sure what to do.

This post was edited by Ericamd on Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 10:48

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: $1184 to purchase/install a fixed Velux S06 skylight?

Why did you start a second thread on the same subject? You've repeated the same question as before.

If the skylight replacement at this price is part of the contract you signed, I'd say you're stuck. If it's not mentioned, i think you have flexibility. You need to express your concern about the price to the roofer and tell him (nicely) that overcharging you isn't in his best interest.

40 x 40 isn't that large for a skylight. Half of the ones I have are larger and I don't think that's unusual.

RE: $1184 to purchase/install a fixed Velux S06 skylight?

Plug your numbers in at Lowes, see what you come up with Roofing suppliers are usually a bit cheaper, but they don't give them away.

Expect to pay somewhere around $100 just for the flashing kit.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Home Repair Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here