The flashing is extremely important, as it is responsible for keeping your
roof from leaking. It is exposed to the harsh effects of the environment on
a daily basis. Our flashing is constructed of heavy gauge aluminum with no
seams, and its round shape minimizes damage to roof shingles and enables it
to withstand the stresses of expansion and contraction due to the
temperature variations. Our competitors use cheaper grade galvanized
materials or plastic with tack welded or rolled seams. Our unique forward
sloping flashing design eliminates the use of light robbing elbows that the
competition uses in almost all applications.
The dome allows for the sunlight to enter into the light pipe and it too is
exposed to the environment. Our dome is constructed of hi-impact UV
stabilized acrylic that is twice as thick as our competitors. Unlike most of
the competition our low profile appearance allows the skylight to blend into
the surrounding roof structure. Most importantly, our dome is mounted in a
stress absorbing seamless aluminum collar, which exerts the pressure caused,
by expansion and contraction due to temperature effects evenly over the
dome. All our competitors attach their dome directly to the flashing that
stresses the dome at the contact points. Dissimilar materials react to
temperature effects differently, which causes stress cracks to develop.
Manufactured by the leading firm in the industry, our light pipe is one of
the best performing in the industry. Most of the competition uses cheaper
grade light pipe, thinner gauge or less reflective. Our light pipe is
assembled on site with three securing methods ensuring a tight, dust free
Trim Ring & Diffuser:
The trim ring and diffuser assembly is the only piece in the entire kit that
the homeowner sees on a daily basis, and it's the only item that the
homeowner will ever touch. Our trim ring is constructed of seamless aluminum
and is powder coated white in color. All of our competition offers plastic,
and many have unsightly plastic tabs that hold the ring in place. Our
diffuser easily snaps into place for ease of cleaning, yet it provides a
tight seal to ensure heat loss up the light pipe. It's constructed of
hi-impact acrylic, which makes it virtually unbreakable. Our diffuser is
designed with a small arc that provides even light distribution without
spotlight effects. Our competition offers primarily flat diffusers that are
brittle and is not able to spread the light out as far.
Guidelines & Other Important
The 10" Skylight will cover areas up to 150 square feet, i.e. halls,
small bathrooms, laundry rooms, walk-in closets, etc.
The 13" Skylight will cover areas up to 300 square feet.
Kitchens, family rooms, master bathrooms and vaulted ceilings.
Joists that are 16" on center are limited
to 10" or 13" skylights above.
The 18" Skylight will cover areas from 300
to 400 square feet.
The 21" Skylight is for commercial uses
such as a warehouse. This sized skylight will work up to 700 or so
Flashing is available for roofs that are
pitched (sloped) or flat. The flashing is made from 1100 series, .080
aircraft grade aluminum.
There is a choice of diffusers, (Prismatic)
being the most popular as it has the brightest highest level of intensity,
or (white) which is a softer light.
When measuring for this skylight system,
you would measure from ceiling to roof and add seven inches.
Each kit comes with 2 two foot sections of pipe. Additional pipes as
well as elbows are available options.