• 2670 E Sunrise Blvd
  • Fort Lauderdale,
  • FL
  • 33304

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GALLERYone—a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Skylight Inspection and Certification. 

An onsite skylight survey and inspection was made on 6/9/2017 by Skylight Specialists, Inc., represented by Rob Packard.

Porte-cochère – Skylight Manufacturer: Unknown.
One (1) 47’ x 55’ (nominal) glass, single slope with curved fronts, structural, original skylight.

  • Glazing: Glass, laminate, green, single glazed, fall protected.
  • Structure: Adequate spacing and size structural aluminum frame.
  • Anchors: Anchoring system is rusted and requires further discovery..
  • Evaluation: Skylight gutter at wall leaks and is causing major rusting of the structural frame underneath. Three glass units are cracked and need replaced. Sealants are old and not properly applied and need replaced.
  • Flashing: Not properly sealed to wall and is leaking.
  • Rating: 5 of 10
  • Expected Life Span: 10-25 years.
  • Recommendation: The skylight can be fixed but will require a redesign (we can do) of the existing gutter that sits next to the wall. The external beauty caps on top of the system have peeling paint and will need to be re-clad to allow for a watertight reseal. Three glass units are shattered and need to be replaced. Leaks are creating structural damage below the gutter.

Room Skylights – Skylight Manufacturer: Unknown –
Fourteen (14) – 6’ width (nominal) glass, bent curve, original skylight.

  • Glazing: Glass, laminate, bronze tint, single glazed, fall protected.
  • Structure: Perimeter supported, adequate.
  • Evaluation: Flashing at wall is rusted and failing, glazing extrusions with center snap cap failing, flat roof areas leaking. No weep holes at bottom of sill, operable windows may be an issue.
  • Flashing: Leaking.
  • Rating: 3 of 10
  • Recommendation: Increase pitch of flat roof areas and reseal with new rubber roofing material, including end walls. Apply Dow Corning 123 Silicone seal over caps and caulk to glazing. Sill flashing may or may not have to be reworked. Head flashing needs replaced at wall. Leaks are causing damage to the building and creating mold issues.

Courtyard – Skylight Manufacturer: Unknown.
(1) 6’ x 30’ and (1) 6’ x 50’ (nominal) glass, curved upper glass with vertical glass below, original skylight.

  • Glazing: Glass, laminate, tinted and green in color, single glazed, fall protected.
  • Structure: Adequate spacing and size structural aluminum frame.
  • Anchors: Adequate anchor size and count around perimeter.
  • Evaluation: System is in fairly good shape, although there may be various leaks from time to time. These two skylights can be addressed after the other skylights have been resolved.
  • Rating: 8 of 10
  • Expected Life Span: 10-25 years.
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