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How to Cut a Roof Opening for a Skylight

These instructions will walk you through the process of cutting a roof opening to install a skylight.

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Materials

  • long boards
  • roofing tar
  • 2x10 board
  • wood screws
  • 2x4 boards
  • 1-1/2" galvanized screws
  • step flashing
  • roofing felt
  • 16-penny nails
  • roofing cement

Tools

  • drill
  • work gloves
  • flat pry bar
  • hammer
  • level
  • utility knife
  • chalk line
  • reciprocating saw
  • 4" knife
  • roof jacks

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Projects

Resources

  • Self-flashing venting skylight (model: 2852) from ODL Inc.