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Skylites

Posted by Robert Evans on May 9, 2014 2:51:00 PM

With all the old buildings in theBostonarea there are a lot of old skylites, the way to fix the leaks around the glass was caulking. There was no feasible solution to replacing them. Within the past couple years you can now have skylites made to fit existing curbs at a reasonable cost.photoMA30980345 0003 resized 600

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Commercial Skylights Installed

Posted by Robert Evans on Feb 6, 2014 2:23:00 PM

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 aphoto newPhoto new 2       Robert Evans Jr Contracting Installed these Velux Commercial Dome Skylights this tuesday on a .060 Firestone Rubber roof in Newton Massachusetts before the snow storm on wednesday. Though the conditions weren't the best, these four skylights had to be installed before the storm hit. Dome skylights are often used on commercial buildings, with flat roofs. They allow great natural light to enter the building through the roof.

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Velux Skylights

Posted by Robert Evans on Nov 4, 2013 7:45:00 AM

photo (17)Velux SkylightGrace ice and water shield

3 Layers of water protection-Deck

Now with the new Deck Seal technologly

  1. Introducing a third layer of water protection for Velux Skylights. The pre-attached deck seal on all deck mounted skylights provides a seal between the frame and roof deck for a leak-proof installation.
  2. Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions.
  3. Engineered flashing for easy installation and primary water proteciton

3 Layers of water protection-Curb

  1. A pre-attached skylight gasket provides a tight seal between a standard site-built curb and the skylight that caps off a leak-proof installation for curb mounted skylights. Robert Evans contracting
  2. Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions for standard site-built curbs.
  3. Egineered flashing for easy installation and primary water protection.

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skylites, commerical roofing, firestone , Wasco

Posted by Robert Evans on Mar 22, 2011 6:21:00 PM

We Recently installed Wasco commerical skylites at a bank in West Newton, MA.  The contractor ordered the skylites without a curb unaware that you can get a curb with it. This is fine and will work because you can build your own curb. However, the problem here is that the contractor framed it up 3 inches. We installed a tapered edge around the penetrations on our flat roofs.  That means that you now only have 1 1/2 inches of curb over the roof. This is not enough curb, especially after the winter we just had, and even more so since they did not have a factory seal between the lite and curb. We ended up building curb up to eight inches which is the minimium. In the winter the snow is going to melt first at the skylites which is why it is very important to have a good seal and skylites.

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