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Solar tubes leak after many years?
Old 08-24-2009, 09:12 AM
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Default Solar tubes leak after many years?

We've been thinking of getting a solar tube, but someone told us that after a period of 5-10 years, they start to leak. Has anyone here had one a long time that they could comment on? Thanks..

Old 08-24-2009, 09:44 AM
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Did the person teling you this have Solar Tubes or was it "we heard this".

There are different contractors out there and "The Solar Guys" who I am familiar with have a good reputation and provide a guarantee from leaks, and fortunatly I have not used the guarantee. I would be amazed if there was a quality issue with these solar tubes given the fact on how many have been installed in the Villages and your issue was the first raised about potential leaks.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:53 AM
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Default Solar Tubes

Nine Years,No leaks.We are very happy with them.
Old 08-24-2009, 12:17 PM
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SOLAR TUBES DON'T LEAK....................

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be, Also
my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:59 PM
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There is no reason that I can think of that a solar tube should ever leak until the actual shingles on the roof begin to break down. The flashing around the solar tubes directs the water away from the tubes a condition which should be effective for more years than I need to count. If it is going to leak, it will be because of a poor installation and will occur after the first rain.

Put them in, you will like them.
Old 08-24-2009, 02:23 PM
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Actually we had an uncle that had complained about the tube. Maybe it was a poor installation. Thanks for the replies.
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