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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:48 pm 
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All - What is your take on Wasco sklights? Every roofer that I talk to says they install Velux, and then this one guy mentioned Wasco. What is your experience and preference?
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Never even heard of them before. I've only installed Columbia and Velux.

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never heard of it. wouldnt touch anything but Velux!

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I have installed Wasco many times. They are good skylights. They cost more (for me anyhow) than the Velux.

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Wasco--Well made, poorly designed. (Except for the thin thin thin rubber "flashing" model which is Poorly made)

Velux--- better design. Getting worse everytime they change the design (Not sure about the newest models however)

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Gus Jones wrote:
Wasco--Well made, poorly designed. (Except for the thin thin thin rubber "flashing" model which is Poorly made)

Velux--- better design. Getting worse everytime they change the design (Not sure about the newest models however)


installed a few of the new Velux and the only thing I don't like about them is the nailing flange around them now, if it was a bit wider it wouldn't be so bad but the ones I've put on there was no room for error with the hammer.


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velux is bar far the best skylight

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The latest Velux models are much better designed and reasonably well made. Don't know anything about Wasco, Velux has a dominant market share in the areas we serve.


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The new 'leak proof' Velux skylights seem top notch. I haven't installed any, but I've heard great things about them.

When I install a skylight, I won't use anything but Velux.


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Installed Velux many times with many call backs. Not because of installation but from lens leaking.

All we have installed in last 6yrs is Wasco with the rubber flashing seal. Never 1 call-back.

Wasco's old units were junk. Their new units are great. Trust Me!


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We normally always install Velux.
We install a Wasco skylight that the homeowner purchased. It had a rubber flashing with a built in channel that the shingles terminate into. The rubber flashing is the same width all the way around so there is no back pan.

The one we got had splits at the corners where the 45 degree mitered joint failed to fuse properly.

I'm gonna stick with Velux. Why fix something that ain't broke?


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