I design and build custom sunroom additions in Chittenden County, Vt. (see "Building Custom Sunrooms," 5/00). Many of these rooms include skylights as a practical way of adding glazing overhead. I install around 20 skylights each year, so I need to be certain that I don't get called back to fix leaks. So far, I've never had a leak, which I attribute primarily to closely following the manufacturer's installation instructions.

When planning a sunroom, I usually work with the client to determine the right location for each skylight. I'll make recommendations about what would look best and how to avoid glare within the room. In a sunroom that doubles as a TV room, for example, I might recommend optional shades.

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