Types of Skylights
Open up any space by incorporating natural overhead lighting with glass, polycarbonate, or acrylic glazed skylights by Solar Innovations, Inc. Solar Innovations, Inc. manufactures virtually any type of skylight imaginable. These skylights are available in limitless shapes and configurations: roof lanterns, residential skylights, commercial skylights, institutional skylights, and more. Hurricane approved skylights are also available in six standard shapes. Custom shapes are available and can be engineered to meet specific design requirements.
Skylights can be glazed with many options including high performance glass, polycarbonate, and Lumira ® Aerogel filled polycarbonate. Units are characteristically shop pre-fabricated and shipped knocked down for field assembly. Skylights can be incorporated onto any pitch roof line. Normal size is 8’0 x 8’0 or less for this specific system.
Retractable roof panels are single sloped, operable skylights which operate on a motorized cable system. The skylights can be operated independently or as part of a group and can be used for large scale enclosures as an alternative to our normal ridge vent system to provide an open air environment. As compared to ridge vents, retractable skylights are much larger and will allow more ventilation. Each skylight has the ability to operate up and down or left and right.
If venting is necessary in a low-pitched roof, in-system skylights are the perfect solution. The skylight’s function is similar to a ridge vent as it maneuvers on a hinge. These skylights are small and visually unobtrusive to the roof, and allow fresh air into the space. The operation of the skylight can be either manual or motorized. One motor can control up to a two bay skylight.
Curb mount skylights are typically designed as pre-glazed units which require minimal field installation; saving on costly field labor and minimizing possible mistakes. The welded corners provide superior protection against water infiltration and curb deflection.
Solar Innovations, Inc. offers solid and glu-lam wood systems in any skylight configuration. These skylights are designed and manufactured to meet your design requirements and aesthetic desires. Solar Innovations, Inc. also offers wood system skylights, consisting of solid wood or wood laminate interiors and maintenance free aluminum exteriors.
A 90 degree operable skylight lifts the glazed unit or “lid” 90 degrees upright. These types of skylights have different applications and functions, one being ventilation. They open fully allowing the optimum amount of ventilation into a space. Daylight is a desired effect of all skylights and the 90 degree series allows more than ample levels of daylight.
decking application. Made from sturdy aluminum, Solar’s in-house engineering team will provide
details and point loading, specific to each customer’s situation.
Pyramid and hip end skylights by Solar Innovations, Inc. can be used on both residential and commercial projects. Units are available in regular, irregular, and custom configurations. The skylight can be built to virtually any size. All glazing and finishes available in the industry can be utilized on the pyramid skylights. Venting options are available.
Dome skylights by Solar Innovations® are the highest quality in the industry, constructed out of a sturdy thermal aluminum frame. Sizes and designs can be completely customized to owner’s preference. Two systems are available: radius (bent glass and framework) or segmented (flat glass and framework). A radius system is typically more of an investment but has better long term water resistance because it has less seams and joints. A segmented skylight is less of an investment but will require a skilled installer.
Barrel vault skylights by Solar Innovations, Inc. are traditionally used for commercial applications as walkways or overhangs, but can easily incorporated in residential applications as well. There are two different barrel vault systems, a true radius (bent glass) or a segmented (flat glass) barrel vault. Either option can utilize a thermal or non-thermal frame. All sizes are completely custom. Glazing can be either multi-wall polycarbonate, acrylic or glass.
Roof lanterns are glass structures which sit on top of a lower structure. They are a great way to add charm to a building without the cost of a complete glass structure. The lantern allows for natural daylight to enter the lower structure, or can purely decorative if placed on a closed roof. Ventilation can be added to the lantern in the form of ridge vents, eave sashes, or retractable skylights. The motors and control options used to aide in ventilation are of superior quality. An addition of decorative elements will add unique appeal and functionality to the structure.
Skylight Assembly and Delivery options.
» Fully Fabricated and Shipped Knocked Down Skylights
» Factory Pre-assembled Skylights
» Factory Pre-assembled and Pre-glazed Skylights
An expert in glazed skylight design, manufacturing, and installation, Solar Innovations, Inc. will work with you or, if you choose, your architect, contractor, or dealer to help you create the perfect addition to your home. Solar Innovations offers turn-key skylights where everything from fabrication to assembly to installation is handled by our team here in Pennsylvania. For the handyman, we also offer do-it-yourself “kits” where you can buy a skylight direct from the factory and complete the installation on your own. Solar Innovations, Inc. also offer’s repair and restoration services for existing skylights manufactured by other companies.