Skylights | Rooflights

Skylights | Rooflights

Description
Description

Skylights are architectural features that allow natural light into a building through a window or a translucent panel installed in the roof or ceiling. They are designed to improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day. Skylights can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate, and can be installed in a variety of structures, from homes to commercial buildings to greenhouses. Skylights can also be designed to filter out harmful UV radiation while allowing certain wavelengths of natural light to pass through, making them a popular choice for sustainable and environmentally conscious architecture.

History
History

Skylights have been used in architecture for centuries. In ancient Roman architecture, atriums and courtyards were often open to the sky, allowing natural light to illuminate the interior of buildings. During the Renaissance, skylights became more common in buildings such as churches and palaces. In the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution led to advances in glass manufacturing, making skylights more affordable and practical. Modern skylights can be found in a variety of structures, from homes to commercial buildings to greenhouses, and can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate.

Future
Future

Skylights are evolving into more than just ceiling windows. Today, they boast smart tinting technologies, adapting to sunlight intensity for optimal indoor comfort. Remote-controlled shades make adjusting light a breeze. Some even harness solar energy to power homes. Featuring sleek designs, they're a favorite in green buildings, maximizing natural light while reducing energy costs. As homes embrace eco-friendliness and tech, skylights will shine brighter, transforming spaces into sunlit sanctuaries with a sustainable touch.

Common Questions
Common Questions
How do skylights improve sustainability?

Skylights improve sustainability by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day, which in turn reduces energy consumption and lowers greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity generation. By providing natural light, skylights can also improve the overall health and well-being of building occupants, as exposure to natural light has been linked to improved mood, productivity, and sleep quality. Additionally, skylights can be designed to filter out harmful UV radiation while allowing certain wavelengths of natural light to pass through, creating a more comfortable and energy-efficient indoor environment.

What causes skylight leakage?

Skylight leakage can be caused by a variety of factors, including improper installation, age-related wear and tear, damage from severe weather, and structural issues. Poorly installed or damaged flashing around the skylight can allow water to seep through, while cracks or gaps in the skylight itself can also cause leakage. In addition, if the roof surrounding the skylight is damaged or deteriorating, water can penetrate the roof and leak through the skylight.

Which type of glass is best for a skylight?

The ideal type of glass for a skylight depends on the specific needs and preferences, such as energy efficiency, safety, and durability. Low-E (low emissivity) glass is a commonly preferred option for skylights as it helps reduce heat transfer and blocks harmful UV radiation. Tempered glass is another popular choice since it's stronger and more impact-resistant than regular glass, making it a safer option. Laminated glass that contains multiple layers of glass and a plastic interlayer offers additional safety and sound insulation, making it suitable for high-traffic areas or noisy environments.

Buildings

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Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Half-Round
732.000
391.000
170
https://p3d.in/e/eJXdO
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Half-RoundView of a Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight in 3D available for downloadView of a Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight in 3D available for download
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
1’-5’3” | 31-160 cm
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Low-Rise
732.000
160.000
170
https://p3d.in/e/Os5qB
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Low-Rise3D model of a Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight viewed in perspective3D model of a Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight viewed in perspective
Variable
4’-8’ | 1.22-2.44 m
1’-1’9” | 31-53 cm
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Low-Rise, Dome Ends
244.000
53.000
170
https://p3d.in/e/zsbkB
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Low-Rise, Dome EndsView of a Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) in 3D available for downloadView of a Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) in 3D available for download
Variable
2’-12’ | .61-3.66 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Quarter-Round
366.000
391.000
170
https://p3d.in/e/JNFey
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Quarter-RoundPerspective view of a 3D model of a Quarter-Round Barrel Vault SkylightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Quarter-Round Barrel Vault Skylight
1’10”-7'6" | 55.9-228.6 cm (Diameter)
1’10”-7'6" | 55.9-228.6 cm (Diameter)
8”-18” | 20.3-45.7 cm (Dome)
Skylight - Dome
228.600
228.600
45.700
5700
https://p3d.in/e/7KVxM
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - DomeView of a Dome Skylight in 3D available for downloadView of a Dome Skylight in 3D available for download
1’10”-7'6" | 55.9-228.6 cm
1’2”-5’10” | 35.6-177.8 cm
6”-14” | 15.2-35.6 cm (Dome)
Skylight - Dome, Rectangle
228.600
177.800
35.600
20
https://p3d.in/e/d1788
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Dome, RectanglePerspective view of a 3D model of a Rectangle Dome SkylightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Rectangle Dome Skylight
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m (Diameter)
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m (Diameter)
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Dome, Segmented
732.000
732.000
391.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/xoKYZ
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Dome, Segmented3D model of a Segmented Dome Skylight viewed in perspective3D model of a Segmented Dome Skylight viewed in perspective
1’10”-7’9" | 55.9-236.2 cm
1’10”-7’9" | 55.9-236.2 cm
8”-18” | 20.3-45.7 cm (Dome)
Skylight - Dome, Square
236.200
236.200
45.700
30
https://p3d.in/e/AYXTI
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Dome, Square3D model of a Square Dome Skylight viewed in perspective3D model of a Square Dome Skylight viewed in perspective
3’-7’6” | 91.4-228.6 cm
1’4”-4’ | 40.6-121.9 cm
3” | 7.6 cm
Skylight - Flat
228.600
121.900
7.600
1700
https://p3d.in/e/xqHL1
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - FlatView of a Flat Skylight in 3D available for downloadView of a Flat Skylight in 3D available for download
Variable
2’-12’ | .61-3.66 m
4’10”-24’10” | 147-757 cm
Skylight - Lean-To Shed
366.000
757.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/r6ylo
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Lean-To ShedView of a Lean-To Shed Skylight in 3D available for downloadView of a Lean-To Shed Skylight in 3D available for download
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’-7’9” | 61-236 cm
Skylight - Octagon, 30 Degree
732.000
732.000
236.000
100
https://p3d.in/e/blZrH
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Octagon, 30 Degree3D model of a Octagon Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective3D model of a Octagon Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Octagon, 45 Degree
732.000
732.000
391.000
100
https://p3d.in/e/szEUr
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Octagon, 45 DegreeView of a Octagon Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for downloadView of a Octagon Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for download
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’-7’9” | 61-236 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Double, 30 Degree
732.000
236.000
10
https://p3d.in/e/TNHJ7
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Double, 30 Degree3D model of a Pitched Double Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective3D model of a Pitched Double Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Double, 45 Degree
732.000
391.000
10
https://p3d.in/e/uwQSR
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Double, 45 DegreeView of a Pitched Double Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for downloadView of a Pitched Double Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for download
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’-7’9” | 61-236 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Hip, 30 Degree
732.000
236.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/vLBxP
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Hip, 30 Degree3D model of a Pitched Hip Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective3D model of a Pitched Hip Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Hip, 45 Degree
732.000
391.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/LyzAT
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Hip, 45 DegreeView of a Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for downloadView of a Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for download
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’-7’9” | 61-236 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Ridge, 30 Degree
732.000
236.000
500
https://p3d.in/e/kbrYs
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Ridge, 30 Degree3D model of a Pitched Ridge Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective3D model of a Pitched Ridge Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Ridge, 45 Degree
732.000
391.000
500
https://p3d.in/e/u96Xc
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Ridge, 45 DegreeView of a Pitched Ridge Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for downloadView of a Pitched Ridge Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for download
Variable
2’-12’ | .61-3.66 m
2’-7’9” | 61-236 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Single, 30 Degree
366.000
236.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/GyQIL
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Single, 30 Degree3D model of a Pitched Single Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective3D model of a Pitched Single Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective
Variable
2’-12’ | .61-3.66 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Pitched, Single, 45 Degree
366.000
391.000
5
https://p3d.in/e/txSVi
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pitched, Single, 45 DegreeView of a Pitched Single Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for downloadView of a Pitched Single Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for download
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’-7’9” | 61-236 cm
Skylight - Pyramid, 30 Degree
732.000
732.000
236.000
1800
https://p3d.in/e/EPHsH
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pyramid, 30 Degree3D model of a Pyramid Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective3D model of a Pyramid Skylight (30 Degree) viewed in perspective
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Skylight - Pyramid, 45 Degree
732.000
732.000
391.000
1800
https://p3d.in/e/U4eVI
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Pyramid, 45 DegreeView of a Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for downloadView of a Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) in 3D available for download
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m (Diameter)
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m (Diameter)
1’ | 30.5 cm
Skylight - Round, Segmented
732.000
732.000
30.500
1600
https://p3d.in/e/rT1zQ
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Round, SegmentedPerspective view of a 3D model of a Round Segmented SkylightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Round Segmented Skylight
2’11”-6’11” | 88.9-210.8 cm
3’4”-8’ | 101.6-243.8 cm
3” | 7.6 cm
Skylight - Triangle
210.800
243.800
7.600
80
https://p3d.in/e/ckFav
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - TrianglePerspective view of a 3D model of a Triangle SkylightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Triangle Skylight
10”-1’10” | 25.4-55.9 cm (Diameter)
10”-1’10” | 25.4-55.9 cm (Diameter)
20’-40’ | 6.1-12.19 m (Max)
Skylight - Tube
55.900
55.900
1219.000
1000
https://p3d.in/e/uhMai
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Tube3D model of a Tube Skylight viewed in perspective3D model of a Tube Skylight viewed in perspective
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
3’10”-18’10” | 117-574 cm
Skylight - Walkway, Curved
732.000
574.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/VZ2Mc
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Walkway, CurvedView of a Curved Walkway Skylight in 3D available for downloadView of a Curved Walkway Skylight in 3D available for download
Variable
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
3’2”-14’8” | 97-447 cm
Skylight - Walkway, Gabled
732.000
447.000
0
https://p3d.in/e/kKvPG
GUIDE
3D
Skylight - Walkway, GabledPerspective view of a 3D model of a Gabled Walkway SkylightPerspective view of a 3D model of a Gabled Walkway Skylight
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Low-Rise, Dome Ends
Scale illustration of the Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) compared to other size configurations

A low-rise barrel vault skylight with dome ends is a type of architectural feature commonly used in buildings to provide natural light and ventilation. It consists of a long, arched structure with a flat base and two rounded ends resembling domes.

The structure is typically made of lightweight materials such as glass or acrylic, and is designed to span a wide area without requiring additional support. The low-rise design allows for easy installation and maintenance, while the dome ends enhance the aesthetic appeal and add to the overall visual impact of the skylight.

The Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-8’ (1.22-2.44 m), variable lengths, and an overall depth of 1’-1’9” (31-53 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) seen in elevation and plan
A low-rise barrel vault skylight with dome ends is a type of architectural feature commonly used in buildings to provide natural light and ventilation. It consists of a long, arched structure with a flat base and two rounded ends resembling domes.The low-rise design allows for easy maintenance.

The Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-8’ (1.22-2.44 m), variable lengths, and an overall depth of 1’-1’9” (31-53 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) seen in elevation and plan
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Low-Rise, Dome Ends
Height:
Variable
Width:
4’-8’ | 1.22-2.44 m
Length:
Depth:
1’-1’9” | 31-53 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Aluminum, tempered glass

Drawings include:

Low-Rise Barrel Vault Skylight (Dome Ends) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Skylight - Pyramid, 45 Degree
Scale illustration of the Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) compared to other size configurations

A pyramid skylight is a type of skylight that features a four-sided pyramid-shaped design. It is typically installed on a flat or pitched roof and is designed to allow natural light into a space while providing a unique and stylish architectural feature. Pyramid skylights can be made from various materials, including glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate, and can be customized in terms of size and design.

They are often used in residential or commercial buildings where a unique design element is desired while still allowing natural light to enter the space. Pyramid skylights can improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day. They can also create a focal point in the building's interior design.

The Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-24’ (1.22-7.32 m) and an overall depth of 2’10”-12’10” (86-391 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) seen in elevation and plan
A pyramid skylight is a type of skylight that features a four-sided pyramid-shaped design. It is typically installed on a flat or pitched roof and is designed to allow natural light into a space while providing a unique and stylish architectural feature.

The Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-24’ (1.22-7.32 m) and an overall depth of 2’10”-12’10” (86-391 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) seen in elevation and plan
Skylight - Pyramid, 45 Degree
Height:
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
Width:
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
Length:
Depth:
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pitch Angle: 45 degrees

Materials
Aluminum, tempered glass

Drawings include:

Pyramid Skylight (45 Degree) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Skylight - Dome, Rectangle
Style and size comparison drawing of the Rectangle Dome Skylight compared to other skylight styles

A dome rectangle skylight is a type of skylight that combines the curved shape of a dome with the rectangular shape of a traditional skylight. It features a raised frame with a rectangular opening, covered by a curved or domed panel. Dome rectangle skylights are often used in commercial or public buildings where natural light is desired, but a rectangular shape is preferred for design or functional reasons.

The curved panel helps distribute natural light evenly throughout the space while also providing a unique architectural feature. They can be made from a variety of materials, including glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate, and can be designed to be either fixed or operable for ventilation.

The Rectangle Dome Skylight is available in a range of sizes with widths between 1’2”-5’10” (35.6-177.8 cm), heights ranging from 1’10”-7'6" (55.9-228.6 cm), and an overall dome depth of 6”-14” (15.2-35.6 cm). The installed roof angle for the Rectangle Dome Skylight is between 0-20 degrees.

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Rectangle Dome Skylight viewed from the front, plan, and side
A dome rectangle skylight is a type of skylight that combines the curved shape of a dome with the rectangular shape of a traditional skylight. It features a raised frame with a rectangular opening, covered by a curved or domed panel. Dome rectangle skylights are often used for natural light.

The Rectangle Dome Skylight is available in a range of sizes with widths between 1’2”-5’10” (35.6-177.8 cm), heights ranging from 1’10”-7'6" (55.9-228.6 cm), and an overall dome depth of 6”-14” (15.2-35.6 cm). The installed roof angle for the Rectangle Dome Skylight is between 0-20 degrees.

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Rectangle Dome Skylight viewed from the front, plan, and side
Skylight - Dome, Rectangle
Height:
1’10”-7'6" | 55.9-228.6 cm
Width:
1’2”-5’10” | 35.6-177.8 cm
Length:
Depth:
6”-14” | 15.2-35.6 cm (Dome)
Weight:
Area:

Roof Angle: 0-20 degrees

Materials
Aluminum, tempered glass

Drawings include:

Rectangle Dome Skylight front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Skylight - Pitched, Hip, 45 Degree
Scale illustration of the Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) compared to other size configurations

A hipped pitched skylight is a type of skylight that features a sloping design with three or more pitched sides, similar to a traditional hipped roof. It is typically installed on a pitched roof and is designed to allow natural light into a space while providing a unique and stylish architectural feature. Hipped pitched skylights can be made from various materials, including glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate, and can be customized in terms of size and design.

They are often used in residential or commercial buildings where a unique design element is desired while still allowing natural light to enter the space. Hipped pitched skylights can improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day.

The Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-24’ (1.22-7.32 m), variable lengths, and an overall depth of 2’10”-12’10” (86-391 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) seen in elevation and plan
A hipped pitched skylight is a type of skylight that features a sloping design with three or more pitched sides, similar to a traditional hipped roof. It is typically installed on a pitched roof and is designed to allow natural light into a space while providing a unique and stylish feature.

The Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-24’ (1.22-7.32 m), variable lengths, and an overall depth of 2’10”-12’10” (86-391 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) seen in elevation and plan
Skylight - Pitched, Hip, 45 Degree
Height:
Variable
Width:
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
Length:
Depth:
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pitch Angle: 45 degrees

Materials
Aluminum, tempered glass

Drawings include:

Pitched Hip Skylight (45 Degree) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Skylight - Barrel Vault, Half-Round
Style and size comparison drawing of the Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight compared to other size configurations

A half-round barrel vault skylight is a type of skylight that features a curved, semi-circular shape. It is typically installed on a flat roof or a pitched roof and extends upwards, creating a curved, barrel-shaped ceiling or roof. The half-round barrel vault skylight is often used in commercial or public buildings, such as museums or libraries, to create a grand architectural feature while also providing natural light into the space.

They can be made from various materials, including glass, acrylic, or polycarbonate, and can be customized in terms of size and design. The half-round barrel vault skylight can improve the energy efficiency of a building by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day while also creating a unique and striking design element.

The Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-24’ (1.22-7.32 m), variable lengths, and an overall depth of 2’10”-12’10” (86-391 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight seen in elevation and plan
A half-round barrel vault skylight is a type of skylight that features a curved, semi-circular shape. It is typically installed on a flat roof or a pitched roof and extends upwards, creating a curved, barrel-shaped ceiling or roof. The half-round barrel vault skylight is often used commercially.

The Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight is available in a range of sizes with widths between 4’-24’ (1.22-7.32 m), variable lengths, and an overall depth of 2’10”-12’10” (86-391 cm).

Pair of dimensioned illustrations of the Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight seen in elevation and plan
Skylight - Barrel Vault, Half-Round
Height:
Variable
Width:
4’-24’ | 1.22-7.32 m
Length:
Depth:
2’10”-12’10” | 86-391 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Aluminum, tempered glass

Drawings include:

Half-Round Barrel Vault Skylight front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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