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Old 04-12-2022, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hail Damaged Skylight

We dodged a tornado, but the hail got us. I went out just as soon as the rain slowed to check out the Dynasty -- the shower skylight took a direct hit and shattered the 22 year old plastic. I didn't look long as the rain was still coming down, but I did patch the hole with gorilla tape. We also lost a couple clearance lights. I'll get up on top tomorrow and take some measurements so I can order a replacement.
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Old 04-12-2022, 10:26 PM   #2
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It's looking like an awfully active severe storm season this year. Glad you're okay, the skylight can be replaced. More storms on the way overnight and tomorrow for the center of the USA. Stay safe!
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Well that sucks Dennis. Keep us abreast where you find a replacement.

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Not sure if it's the same size but Zmotorsports recently had one for sale.
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It's looking like an awfully active severe storm season this year. Glad you're okay, the skylight can be replaced. More storms on the way overnight and tomorrow for the center of the USA. Stay safe!
It has! We dodged one tornado about a month ago, it went about 2 miles south of us. We stood in the garage and watched this one coming right for us and were debating whether to hunker down or run for it, when it made almost a 90 degree turn and headed north and around us. It was about 4 miles away when it made the turn.
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Well that sucks Dennis. Keep us abreast where you find a replacement.

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I will, it looks like Vito replaced his not too long ago and posted links to the material you need. I spent today working on an insurance claim and finding a contractor. It may take awhile to get the roof replaced given the number of houses damaged in the area yesterday. Sixty three houses south and west of us were damaged or destroyed.
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Not sure if it's the same size but Zmotorsports recently had one for sale.
Thanks, I'll contact him to see if he still has it.
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I got a replacement here. https://www.icondirect.com/skyli
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I went out this evening to look at the skylight and there is water trapped between the inner and outer skylight. I was going to try to get it out by removing the inner skylight and letting it drop into the shower. I removed the metal trim and the screws that hold the inner facia in place. Unfortunately it didn't release the inner skylight, but it did let me see how it goes together.

The inner skylight looks like its sealed to the roof and the outer skylight is on top of the inner skylight and sealed to it. The inner skylight is not like the outer skylight. It's more of a thick vinyl than a rigid polycarbonate. My skylight is 34" on the long side by 16" on the two short sides. That's a measurement to the outside of the flange.

Tomorrow I'm going to remove my patch and vacuum out the water between the skylights. I hate to remove the broken skylight before I have the replacement on hand and I have not seen any flexible skylights like my inner skylight. I'm thinking of trying to reuse it and just replace the outer.
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They changed at some point as my inner dome will drop into the room by removing a few screws.
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I would get the water out ASAP, never know if there is a leak letting the water goes who knows where.


Zmotorsports has some recent posts as to how he installed his. He actually made an aluminum bracket that mounted along the perimeter of his new skylight and put the screws through it, that pulled the skylight down evenly.

Directions call for just putting screws through skylight but needless to say you couldn't put too much pressure on the screws.

I you don't have the ability to weld you could just use strips of AL to accomplish the same thing.





FWIW, I read yesterday of the tornado's and looked on the map where they hit. Looks like you dodged a bullet.

When we build our new house I actually created a same room, 12" concrete thick walls, 8" ceiling, lots of rebar, ain't going no where. Unfortunately my decided to turn it into junk storage, may be time to rethink and get it operational for it's intended purpose. We've had severe weather threats for the last 3 weeks with tornado warning the week before in E TN.

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I found these folks with a search. They look like a promising source for a replacement. Give them a call with your specifications.
https://www.eztopsworldwide.com/rvskylights.htm


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I removed the skylight and the inner was just sealed to the bottom of the outer skylight. Nothing very complicated. I need to find a set — the inner is about 1/8” smaller than the outer all the way around.

Now I need to weatherproof the hole until I get the skylight.
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Hi Dennis; Sorry to hear about your skylight in the Dynasty. Just checking here as I have a skylight that I bought from Monaco back in 06 for my 2000 Monaco 32' Windsor. I see your dimensions are 16" X34". I did not know Monaco had such a small width on their skylight's, especially a Dynasty. I just pulled the skylight out of the Monaco box and it's dimensions are from flange to flange, 25- 5/8" by 33- 3/4". This is a insulated skylight that has the inner dome. Did not get to install as I sold the 32' Windsor. Anyway, just checking dimensions. I am assuming your skylight is a rectangle and not a neo-angled skylight by the pictures you posted. The skylight on the 32' Windsor was a rectangle where the skylight on my 01 Windsor is a neo-angled skylight. Not 100% sure from the pictures now after taking a second look!
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