|After The Winter|
|Eternabond Tape Removal|
|Tape Adhesive Is A Stubborn Thing|
|Pooling Water Formed At the Top Left In A Trough|
You know, it's very odd to stare down through the open roof into your bathroom. I'm not sure why, but it is.
All of the fiberglass was intact, so no repairs were needed there..WHEW!
|Leveling Shims In Place|
Next, I had to figure out how to level the roof and get some kind of a wood backing for the screws to go into. It seems that the roof wasn't supported in many spots and the sag had led to water pooling around the skylight. This, in turn, led to water getting in and probably the excessive use of caulk to try and fix it over the years. A combination of wood and composite shims were used to level out the edges so the slope would naturally drain off the roof instead of into the skylight.
|Fiberglass Insulation Under Roof|
The fiberglass insulation was a bit ratty as well, but I'd be replacing/supplementing it with expanding spray foam as well.
The rough edges of the fiberglass cutout for the skylight wouldn't matter as they are hidden by the skylight itself.
|Finished Backing For New Screws AND Level Roof|
It didn't fit.
It seemed that the custom ordered skylight bubble section was ever so slightly smaller than the old square cross section one and wouldn't completely surround the shower enclosure and therefore would not lie flat!
Tune in next week for Part 2, where we'll talk about how to fix this kind of problem "mid-job" and still have a good result that will be secure, leak-free and functional.
See Part 2 of this article.
Be Seeing You, Down The Road,
Rich "The Wanderman"