BEFORE - Broken and Badly Leaking SkylightThis skylight was way overdue for replacement. There was microbial growth in the insulation, and staining on the sheetrock.
AFTER - New, Leak-Free Velux SkylightIf you replace a skylight, make sure to address everything that needs fixing.
AFTER - Close Up of New SkylightWe replaced damaged framing members, insulation, and drywall; then, after installing the new skylight, we used a hopper to spray the popcorn texture on.
AFTER - Roof-Top View Of New SkylightCaldwell's Roofing followed all the directions exactly for installing this new skylight. The manufacturer guarantees that it won't leak!
AFTER - This Customer Also Got a New Roof!GAF "Charcoal" color asphalt shingles (pictured here), plus the new Velux skylight, made for two very happy customers!
This slideshow illustrates a skylight replacement job Caldwell’s Roofing did recently. The master bathroom of this home looked horrible due to the broken skylight. The customers decided to “bite the bullet” and get the project fixed right. We replaced deteriorated framing members, bad sheetrock, ruined insulation, and of course, the broken skylight. The customer also decided to replace the roof at the same time (good decision!).
The job was close to Salem (AL), but with an Opelika (AL) address.
Caldwell’s Roofing first removed the damaged drywall in order to be able to assess the extent of damage. After scoping out the necessary work, they began the restoration process – removal of insulation, removal of rotted or compromised framing members, and removal of old skylight. At this stage, even with a protective tarp, it was a MESS to say the least!
After a bit of clean up, Caldwell’s Roofing re-framed the affected ceiling area to be the exact size for the new skylight. They also installed “dead wood” for the new sheetrock to attach to. They installed proper-thickness drywall and replaced the lost insulation.
Then, after installing the roof and the skylight, they put a coat of “mud” on the sheetrock. Due to the two existing trusses on either side of the skylight having a slight “bow” to them, Caldwell’s Roofing saw a slight “curve” along the bottom of the two sides of the skylight opening. So, they went back and “mudded out” the discrepancy to ensure a visually-pleasing straight line on both sides.
Finally, they used a hopper to spray popcorn texture onto the new sheetrock, and applied trim and paint to the walls as needed.
This roof, skylight replacement, and accessory repair items took two days to complete.
The customers were great to work with, and they were pleased to have a restored master bathroom, once everything was finished!
If you have a roofing-related problem, whether a skylight replacement or something else, please give us a call! 334.332.7799.