We had almost as difficult a time installing our skylights as Salies did that time she ate leftover New Years Eve balloons.
Which is why no skylight should ever be installed without a “hair of the dog” remedy – a beer brewing kit (unfortunately, sold separately).
So, in a desperate effort to make this post more interesting, below we’ve detailed both processes: 1). Installing skylights, and 2). Brewing beer.
Consider this a “choose your own adventure” post. Pick your poison, and tell us which you’d prefer to have: our beer, or our skylight?
1) SKYLIGHT INSTALLATION
Basically installing a skylight is just like installing a window… only while hanging from a tree, balancing on one leg, and juggling dangerously sharp tools from your waist.
As with sheathing the roof, framing a skylight on a 12:12 pitch roof is no walk in the park. Our old nemesis – Gravity, was really having a laugh at our expense. So I’ve decided our next project will be entitled “TINY HOUSE IN SPACE.” If Sandra Bullock can do it, so can I.
When it comes to skylights, placement is very important. We wanted one skylight to offset our great room windows, and another (an egress window) for stargazing from our loft!
Make sure you think about your flashing that will make your skylights waterproof. Placing the skylight at the appropriate distance from the roof ridge will allow you to use only flashing on the upper side of the skylight, instead of roof ridge + roofing + flashing + skylights. Fewer breaks means fewer potential leaks!
Tiny house – tiny roof – large skylights. I can’t wait to suntan in my own living room.
2). BEER BREWING
Below is a step by step photo recap of our brew. We’re sorry we can’t share the finished product with you, because I’m afraid we need this fuel for future BBBBQs… unless, you wanna join us?
Check back with us in a few weeks for the bottling!
Stay thirsty my friends,