Custom Skylight – Two for One

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A custom skylight provides a creative solution to the customer’s problem. The owners of this residence in Wheat Ridge, CO contacted us to replace one of their skylights, a large, three by six foot, acrylic dome. But they also had a question—Could they get a venting skylight?  And here was our answer to make it …

Curb Mounted vs Deck Mounted

Curb Mounted Skylights

Curb mounted skylights are the most common skylight type.  This design requires a box structure for the unit to ‘set’ on.  Generally this box comprises 2×6, or larger construction lumber, set on end, and attached to the roof deck.  The box is then ‘flashed in’ with the

Franktown Skylight, Cladding and Blind Replacement

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VELUX VCS (Venting Curb Solar) Skylight. VELUX Cladding Kit. Roof Replacement Spurs Significant Skylight Upgrade. The owners of this residence built in 1985 in Franktown’s Bannockburn subdivision made a wise choice. When their roof required replacement, they chose to update their seven skylights along with it. Five of their older Velux skylights were replaced. Three deck mount …

Velux VCS Solar Curb Mount Installation

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A Typical VELUX VCS Solar Powered Curb Mount Installation. Solar powered skylights are a great way to add fresh air to your home. With no wiring to install, it’s much less expensive than an electric powered skylight. And solar powered skylights are eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit on the skylight AND its installation! A Home …

Skylight Domes

Acrylic domed skylights or bubble skylights Domed skylights are usually made from acrylic and sometimes polycarbonate. They are the most common skylight type but are really 1980’s type technology. They usually have an aluminum frame with a thermal barrier. There are better quality skylights out there, made of glass instead of acrylic. As energy prices …

Velux Curb Mount

Velux has curb mount skylights that are non-operable and operable Velux moved out of the world of supplying only deck mounted skylights many years ago. They have built a very nice curb mount non-operable (fixed) glass skylight (FCM) using newer technologies such as rubber for their interior frame instead of cold-conducting aluminum. Velux now offers manual …

Wind Storms

Windy conditions can blow a skylight off your roof Curb mount skylights can blow off your roof if they are not fastened down properly. Too often roofers use nails to hold down your skylight and this is not acceptable. Combinations of silicone on top the curb and screws in each pre-drilled hole are important to …

Velux FCM

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Velux Curb Mount Skylights FCM stands for Fixed Curb Mount Skylight. These skylights are excellent quality and an excellent product to use to replace the acrylic domed skylights. The heavy metal cladding (and glass) resists hail stones. They are available in standard and custom sizes. We also offer curb extensions if the stock size doesn’t …