Skylight Specifications

We build each of our standard English skylights to exacting specifications. From decorative glazing patterns to custom sizes, we have skylight options that will match your ideas flawlessly.

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Skylight Frames

Our all-aluminum roof lights are constructed of extruded aluminum frames, thermally broken throughout. Rafter sizes can be varied to meet any design load requirement. Each rafter has an integrated gutter to channel any water ingress to the eave. Eave glass is retained by an extruded aluminum compression clip with concealed gaskets.

All internal rafters feature an optional ogee profile aluminum extrusion lending perspective to the interior framing. A molded nosing at the interior side of the sill is standard on skylights with side frames. Flat rafters are optional.

Wood trim interior is optional.

Roof Pitch

Standard roof pitch is 25 degrees, but can be customized.

Curb Dimensions and Flashing

All skylights include shop drawings for Purchaser pre-approval. Curb is built and flashed by Purchaser.

A minimum curb height of 6 – 8 inches above highest adjacent roof surface in snow zones or local code requirement is recommended.

Frame details are available for download in the right-hand column.


Glass and Glazing

Glass and Glazing

Glass

Standard roof and side glass is tempered/tempered one inch overall thickness insulated units in High-Performance Low-E glass with Argon fill. Upgraded glass with higher shading co-efficients for high sun locations are available. Impact resistant glass for hurricane zones by special order. Compare glass types and specifications in the pdf located in the column to the right.

Roof glass is retained by a dry-glazed compression cap system with multi-fin gaskets and a covered screw down compression clip with no visible screws. Side frames are externally glazed and feature an integrated weep drainage system to the exterior. All side frames are fixed. Opening windows or roof vents are optional on larger sizes.


Installation and Warranties

Structural Considerations

All skylights are engineered to the snow and wind loads required for the installation location. Local snow and wind load factors are requested in the contract. We can design to any snow or wind load or coastal hurricane code requirement. Design test pressure ratings are available for certain sizes for hurricane zones, with more being tested regularly. The owner is responsible for building code compliance and proper structural support for the skylight. Dead loads are provided at order.

Warranties

10 year structural and 20 year insulated glass seal warranty and one year installation workmanship warranty.

Installation

We provide installation on the Owner’s prepared curb. Shop drawings for Owner’s pre-approval provide opening details and flashing requirements. Most skylights can be erected in 2 to 4 days or less, longer for the largest sizes or sites with access restrictions.


Decorative Options

Cresting and Finials

Cast aluminum cresting and finials are standard, but can be omitted.

Paint Color

Standard Colors (powder coated): White, Hartford Green, Bronze, Black, Natural Clay, Sandstone

Custom Color: Color match to sample provided

Still Have Questions?

Give us a call at (773) 281-1212 or send us an email at inquiries@townandcountryus.com