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.
- Two skylights with an equivalent space between them. Sides straight – Ends Flared. Ceiling openings prior to shaft construction Two-way flare shaft with insulation Skylight shafts over stairway Drywall hung on two-way flare, with light ...Read more
- 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 ...Read more
- Four skylights side by side. Rafters Covered – Joists Exposed: Combination drywall and wood truss wrap Your imagination controls the final look Drywall and wood combined into a shaft has an appealing look This design ...Read more
- Four skylights side by side. Trusses Wrapped: Exposed truss rafters Rafters shimmed for drywall There is a choice to wrap the trusses individually or drywall the entire truss These rafters were wrapped completely, from roof to ...Read more
- Eight skylights set as a pair of tandems on each side of the ridge. Trusses Partially Covered: Exposed trusses prior to wrapping We drywalled everything except the trusses to allow the customer to visualize ...Read more
- A single skylight with a shaft flared on all sides. Rafters Covered. Four-way Flare Skylight Shaft Insulation around skylight shaft Drywall hung on four-way flared skylight shaft Skylight shaft centered over the window Skylight on roof A ...Read more
- Two skylights side by side. Truss Rafters Wrapped Exposed truss framing Framing wrapped with drywall Exposed truss allows larger ceiling opening and has a unique architectural look There is a choice to wrap the trusses ...Read more
- The exposed trusses have been built up with dimensional lumber then sheathed with stain grade plywood. A very attractive approach!Read more
- These rafters were wrapped completely, from roof to ceiling Velux EKL Combi flashing allows skylights to be placed very close to each other while providing a leak proof installation. The combined shafts ...Read more
- 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 ...Read more
- 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 ...Read more
- 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 ...Read more
- 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 ...Read more
- 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, ...Read more