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Skylight Inspection/Certification

  • An onsite skylight survey and inspection was made on 4/8/2022 by Skylight Specialists, Inc.
  • Represented by Jon Kolenc.

1. Skylight Manufacturer: Unknown

One (1) 72’ x 100’ (nominal) glass, ridge, structural, original skylight.

  • Glazing: Glass, heat strengthened, clear, single glazed, fall protected
  • Structure: Adequate spacing and size structural aluminum frame.
  • Anchors: Adequate anchor size and count around perimeter.
  • Curbs: Adequate height and flashing in good shape.
  • Flashing: Matches existing roof and in good condition.
  • Rating: (1-10 scale) 3.5
  • Expected Life Span: 5-10 years, depending on maintenance.
  • Evaluation: This skylight is at a low pitch which causes dirt build up and also is more susceptible to leaking. The caulking along the frame and glazing is pulling loose in certain areas because the paint/finish is peeling off the aluminum, this is allowing for water penetration. Additionally we identified one (1) butt-joint that’s cracked and will need to be re-sealed.

Evaluation of All Skylights

  1. The skylight system is showing normal signs of aging but should be receive maintenance and be re-sealed on a regular basis to increase life-span. At minimum, spot repairs of weak points found on 4/8/2022 should be completed.

Five Year Plan:

Priority 1 – Immediate (must be done; leaks, life safety etc.).

  1. Do not let any personnel or visitors access to the roof without proper fall protection training and equipment.

Priority 2 – Short Term (should be done within the next year or two).

  1. Repair/Maintenance on glass skylights. (or replace).

Priority 3 – Long term (within 5 years or more).

  1. Re-inspect every five years.

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