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MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SKYLIGHTS INSTALLATION AND REPAIR
It’s easy to see the value in buying Skylights. A skylight is a great way to shed a little natural light into a home. By opening up your ceiling to the sun, you gain some interesting and beautiful advantages.
Skylights can bring the outside into your home in a way that few fixtures can. Whether it’s sunlight you crave, or the view of a wonderful starry night from the comfort of your living home, a skylight can provide it. Unfortunately, like just about anything else in a home, skylights occasionally have problems. Since they are often a bit inconvenient to access, skylight repairs can be particularly cumbersome.
Quick facts about Skylights:
Solar Tubes – Sun Tunnels – Sun Tunnel Skylights and Solar Tube Skylights are by far the most versatile and popular Green Skylight product on the market today. With an affordable price and excellent quality they actually bring in as much light as a much bigger traditional skylight.
Dome Skylights – Becoming popular in the 1980’s and 90’s these skylights are great for open air environments or rooms that are not temperature controlled. Though they provide ample natural light Dome skylights are known to allow greater heat gain and heat loss than glass skylights this is really only felt on the coldest or hottest days of the year.
Custom Skylights – Coming in most any size and shape there is plenty of room for customization. Custom Skylights are the most expensive skylight option and it can take upwards of 30 days to manufacturer depending on how complex your design is. You can get acrylic or glass.
Deck Mounted – When you have a deck mounted skylight it means the skylight will be directly installed on to the plywood of your roof. The flashing then seals the skylight to the roof with a water-tight seal. You then put the shingles or tile back on top of the flashing around the skylight. You cannot install a Deck Mounted Skylight on a flat roof. VELUX offers the NO LEAK Deck Mounted Skylight.
Curb Mounted – These skylights are not installed directly to the roof, they sit on top of a box or “curb” that is raised up, typically about 1ft. A curb mounted skylight is like the top of a shoe box and the Curb is like the bottom of the shoe box. If you have a flat roof you have to use this method. This is now known as the most secure, water tight method for installing a skylight because of the new advancements in how Deck Mounted Skylights are manufactured!
Manual Venting – Controlled by a telescopic rod you can open and close your skylight to allow for air circulation.
Electric Venting – Controlled by a radio frequency remote control a motor will automatically open and close your skylights. Venting skylights can recycle the stagnant air that is trapped with your home. The electric venting skylights From VELUX have a rain sensor that will automatically close your skylights if they are left open and it starts to rain.
Sizes Vary based on Curb or Deck Mounted Skylight
2ft x 2ft – 2ft x 3ft – 2ft x 4ft
3ft x 3ft – 3ft x 4ft
4ft x 4ft
(Other sizes available)
When ordering or describing a skylight, the measurements are always expressed as width(dimension horizontally across the roof) x length (dimension vertically up the roof).
Curb Mounted frame sizing is taken from the Outside Curb Dimension. The Outside Curb Dimension is the overall outside dimension size (OD) of the of the finished built up curb. This can also include the applied roofing materials as taken from the top of the curb where the skylight is to fit. Skylights are sized slightly larger than the OD of the curb in order to fit over the top like a crown. You do need to specify with or without roofing material.
Deck Mounted Skylights are measured in a similar manner. You measure the outside of the skylight base (In the picture below from 1 the metal to the opposite side) not the top aluminum skylight frame which most of the time is about 1” – 1.5” wider than the measurement of the base.
Why Maine and New Hampshire Should Hire Us for Skylights and Skylight Repairs?
This is why we have integrated the roofing technologies training program into our business to ensure that every Performance roofer we employ is trained and qualified. This is just another way we are constantly improving the services we provide.
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