Skylights can transform a space in many ways, from providing additional daylight to opening up a small space. Many types of fixed skylights exist to fit different roof types and openings. Discover which option will work best for your space.
Ridge skylights are the classic, rectangular skylight configuration. They can be installed with or without walls. Available in glass or cellular polycarbonate.
Shed / Single Slope (with or without walls)
Shed skylights have one side and are referred to as single slope skylights. They can be installed with or without walls. Available in glass or cellular polycarbonate.
Hipped skylights are similar to ridge skylights, constructed over a rectangular opening. They are available in glass or cellular polycarbonate.
Pyramid skylights can be installed over a square opening and come to a singular peak. They are available in glass or cellular polycarbonate.
Barrel vault skylights are curved to a radius. They are available in cellular polycarbonate with rounded interior framing for sleek aesthetic appearance.
Custom skylights are engineered to meet unique design requirements.
- Skylights add daylighting into a space, providing many health and wellness benefits to occupants.
- Polycarbonate skylights offer light diffusion, insulation, and daylighting benefits.
- Daylighting from skylights provides energy savings.
- Skylights require little to no maintenance.
- They can open up a space for a bigger, brighter appearance. Ideal for spaces without window access.
- Building occupants are connected to the outdoors.
- When not installed correctly, or a poorly manufactured system is in used, skylights can have leakage issues.
- Glass skylights can provide too much light or heat if not properly positioned. Silk-screened glass or polycarbonate can be used to avoid this.
- Skylights can require maintenance if the system does not have condensation and water control. Condensation and weepage gutters should be used to control water to avoid water from collecting on the surface or within the system.
It is important to choose a skylight system that is fully tested and tailored to your specific application. Working with a trusted designer, installer, and manufacturer ensures that the system reaches its maximum performance. Consulting with professionals and choosing the right type of skylight for your specific needs and the climate of your area will ensure you get the most out of these advantages.