It is recommended that skylights are finished with plywood rather than
drywall. I'm imagining that the plywood does not get spackled. But
then how does one finish the edge where the plywood meets the drywall.
On Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:21:20 -0800 (PST), Aaron Fude
I have spackled (rough) plywood with success, several coats with some
patience. Finish the edge using stock trim, plain or match the door
trim. It is more difficult to do, but you can use mesh tape and
spackle the transistion with a series of drying, sanding, skim
coating, and careful light/shadow inspections.
Recomended by whom???? They would be WRONG..I have done hundreds of
skylights in the last 20 years with drywall and cornerbead...Perhaps the
builder is to lazy or doesn't know how to frame one out for drywall and just
wants to tack up some plywood????
I'm being told by a number of sources that drywall will rot over time
due to intense exposure to the sun. I don't have a builder, I'm a
Your sources are wrong...As long as the drywall is painted you will have no
problems with the sun rotting it.... The biggest problem with skylights is
leaking due to inept installation of the flashing kit..Water leaks will
destroy plywood , pine , MDX as well as drywall and drywall is easier and
cheaper to replace...If you need help framing it out properly there are alot
of un-employed carpenters right now...LOL...Skylights are the centerpiece of
most rooms and should be treated as such...A shabby one will stick out like
a sore thumb and scream , what idiot did that???...IMHO....
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