One of the local roofers has been actively referring customers to me whenever he does roof repairs and the customer needs some interior repairs as a result of water damage. I have to figure out some way to thank him since I almost never have the opportunity to provide a referral for him. But that’s not my question.
He also replaces a lot of skylights and he uses Velux. Most customers have simply asked me to paint the visible wood trim. Today’s potential customer asked about creating a more finished look. I know what she means because the Velux skylights have multiple steps an a groove for blinds which she doesn’t want (see picture).
What she wants is a seamless look. Drywall well ending at glass. That’s what she had before. I should point out that the skylights are a near perfect fit, but the opening must have been framed for a slightly different size. I told her I can trim it out with 1/4″ ply reducing the number of steps (or reveals), but that I couldn’t give her what she had before.
She might ask around to see if she can find someone to give her what she wants and if she finds someone, I won’t get the job. I wouldn’t mind other than I won’t get a chance to see what they did. My bet is she’ll be calling me back in a day or 2 to tell me I got the job.
Has anyone dealt with this particular situation before? How did you make it look more finished. I just might be overlooking the obvious. Hey, it’s happened before.
Edited 7/10/2006 7:34 pm ET by DonCanDo