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Is it daft to install a Velux in the rain?

  • 19-12-2022 10:38am
    Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭

    Getting a Velux window changed today and the contractor left it like this during a torrential rain shower.

    That seems like a terrible idea to me.

    Is it ok to do this, or am I right to be concerned?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 6,886 Mod ✭✭✭✭Raichu

    Can’t believe it. He should be ashamed of himself. I mean— how dare he come down off your roof in the middle of a heavy rain and wind event.

    Cowboys Ted!

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,919 ✭✭✭✭GreeBo

    Did any water come in?

    The roof tiles are just there to deflect water, they arent "waterproof", the membrane you see underneath is.

    as long as the velux was actually installed then no issue, and its too hard to tell from that picture.

    I'd trust the installer unless you actually saw a leak?

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭manualskeleton

    Currently installing as we speak 😃 That's reassuring about the membrane, thanks @GreeBo .

    During the shower, some water was coming into the room through the top vent of the old window because he'd removed the top flashing just before the rain.

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭manualskeleton

    He wasn't on the roof, it's in a dormer bathroom accessible from inside.

    First time home owner here who's never had a velux changed before so no need for the snide comment @Raichu .

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭manualskeleton

    Hmmmm 😐

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,909 ✭✭✭✭Esel

    What are those pics meant to show?

    Not your ornery onager

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,545 ✭✭✭Deeec

    I think you are probably over reacting. Surely it was only exposed for a short time. Did you expect him to keep his head outside in the heavy shower of rain and to work through it? If he done this your room would have ended up wetter!

    Did he finish the job when the rain died down a bit?

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭manualskeleton

    Wet plasterboard, I thought. It wasn't like that before.

  • Registered Users Posts: 757 ✭✭✭C. Eastwood

    Installing a Velux in a concrete tiled roof should only take a few hours. It’s a very simple task

    It is unbelievable that any Langer of a builder would leave a roof open like that at this time of year.

    Is it positively known that there are no holes in the roofing membrane below the Velux.

    Human stupidity knows no bounds

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭manualskeleton

    The window we replaced was in bad condition, but the staining above in my second set of photos is after leaving the roof open like that during a torrential shower.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,309 ✭✭✭✭wotzgoingon

    You posted the OP at twenty to eleven in the late morning has he come back to finish it in the same day if so what the hell are you complaining about. We live in Ireland and he has no control over the weather.

  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭manualskeleton

    I've never owned a home before, never had a window changed like this, thought leaving a roof open in a torrential downpour was a bad idea, then looked for somewhere Irish to ask about it.

    Subsequent to that, the plasterboard of the entire frame being discoloured and damp to touch after it being left open in that downpour was also a concern.