Skylight Shaft Construction

Your mileage may vary!

Your skylight shaft totally depends on the skylight size and position, the style of flare chosen and on the structure of your home. Ceiling type is a major factor and includes flat ceilings and cathedral or vaulted ceilings. 

We’ve gathered some examples of typical shafts to help you visualize what you might expect.

  • Skylight Shaft | A pair of skylights

    Skylight Shaft | A pair of skylights
    Two skylights with an equivalent space between them. Sides straight – Ends Flared. This is the “standard” skylight shaft we install. In this particular situation, the structure prevented skylights side by side. ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | A Typical Single

    Skylight Shaft | A Typical Single
    I want to light up my kitchen. The owner of this residence in the Westridge neighborhood of Highlands Ranch, a suburb in the southwest Denver metro area, contacted us through Home ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Four by One

    Skylight Shaft | Four by One
    Four skylights side by side. Rafters Covered – Joists Exposed: There is a choice to wrap the trusses individually or drywall the entire truss. These truss rafters were wrapped for drywall but the ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Four by One Wrapped

    Skylight Shaft | Four by One Wrapped
    Four skylights side by side. Trusses Wrapped: There is a choice to wrap the trusses individually or drywall the entire truss. These rafters were wrapped completely, from roof to ceiling. Skylights side by side ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Four Tandems

    Skylight Shaft | Four Tandems
    Eight skylights set as  a pair of tandems on each side of the ridge. Trusses Partially Covered: There is a choice to wrap the trusses individually or drywall the entire truss. These rafters ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Single four way flare

    Skylight Shaft | Single four way flare
    A single skylight with a shaft flared on all sides. Rafters Covered. A four way flared shaft, while more complicated to construct, is very effective in spreading the light throughout the room. ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Tandem skylights

    Skylight Shaft | Tandem skylights
    Two skylights side by side. Truss Rafters Wrapped There is a choice to wrap the trusses individually or drywall the entire truss. These rafters were wrapped completely, from roof to ceiling. This ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Three by One Wrapped

    Skylight Shaft | Three by One Wrapped
    There is a choice to wrap the trusses individually or drywall the entire truss. These rafters were wrapped completely, from roof to ceiling. The skylights and shafts are sized and ...
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  • Skyight Shaft | Ridgelights

    Skyight Shaft | Ridgelights
    Two pairs of skylights. Cathedral ceiling: Two pairs of skylights in a cathedral/vaulted ceiling on either side of the ridge, creates a ridgelight. Besides a beautiful sky view, a ridgelight, with light ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Four by Two

    Skylight Shaft | Four by Two
    Two rows of four skylights side by side. Cathedral ceiling: A typical skylight shaft in a cathedral ceiling has a very shallow depth and is flared at the bottom to create a vertical ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Instant Light Shaft

    Skylight Shaft | Instant Light Shaft
    A pair of skylights. Cathedral ceiling: An instant skylight shaft kit, designed for cathedral/vaulted ceilings, eliminates drywall and texturing. It creates a 90 degree shaft (no flare) and has a picture frame ...
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  • Skylight Shaft | Vaulted and Venting

    Skylight Shaft | Vaulted and Venting
    Eight skylights with solar blinds. Vaulted ceiling: A very steep roof pitch and vaulted/cathedral ceilings allowed skylights to be placed at two levels. One level was high on the ceiling and used ...
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  • Stain Grade Skylight | Golden

    Stain Grade Skylight | Golden
    I don’t have any issues, I want to upgrade to something newer. This customer, with a residence at the foot of South Table Mountain in Golden, CO, first contacted us in July, ...
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