We can replace your existing skylight quick and easy, no broken tiles, no leaks. Operable or non-operable models are available in three tints (Clear, White and Bronze Tinted).
Watch out for poor skylight workmanship. The picture below is actully taken in Irvine and is a very common example of a leaky skylight due to poor workmanship throughout our city. It shows how complex and difficult it really is to actually design a leak free skylight flashing in such an area. Very often, a process works differently in the field than it does on paper. This is most definitely the case with skylights. You can’t just give this job to any worker and expect leak free results.
A wise Irvine Skylight consumer will not take for granted the complexities that do exist in the skylight industry. We have the experience and the knowhow to design, craft or replace your beautiful new skylight without a hitch. You can rest assured that it will not leak or compromise the integrity of the roof structure. We have been designing and crafting leak free Irvine skylights since 1980. Your complete satisfaction really does mean the world to us. Please call us, you’ll be glad you did…
The most important functional components of skylights are their flashings. The term skylight flashing is very broad, it describes generally the multiple shapes of metal that accommodate a transition from one plane to another (i.e. the roof deck to the skylight curb). See our roofing site for more information.
Require a complex rooftop mounting system, and the construction of a wood and drywall attic tunnel. The attic tunnel connects the rooftop skylight with the ceiling of the home's interior.
Acrylic Skylights are less expensive, last 25 – 30 years, lighter and require less integrated structure. Most important, they don’t radiate as much heat as glass Skylights.
Clear, (Too hot, Too Bright). White Opaque, (Very bright but can’t see the clouds). Bronze Tint, (Allows ample sunlight, plus view of clouds).
Operable means that it opens like a window for air ventilation. Fixed means that it is stationary and does not open. Obviously the more complex the skylight, the more expensive it is. Operable electric skylights tend to be problematical as often the motor simply wears out. When customers ask for operable, I usually recommend non-electric or one with a hand crank and long pole.
When considering Skylight size, it is not necessary to go monstrous. The attic Skylight tunnel and the size of the opening at the ceiling is more important than having a giant skylight on the rooftop. If the tunnel gets progressively bigger at the bottom, it in turn spreads the light evenly throughout the room. We can order a custom size to fit any room.
Most often the rafters are 24" apart. A 24" skylight is fine for a small room like a bedroom, bathroom or hallway. But when it comes to a larger room such as a living room, kitchen or dining room, it may be appropriate to consider a larger skylight.
When constructing the tunnel frame, it's important not to disrupt the integrity of the roof/ceiling structure. The attic framing is designed to carry a certain weight load of the tiles or shingles. Most likely your rafters are only 24" apart. In this case, you will need to have a rafter cut and the area restructured to accommodate the load of the roof. A good Irvine Skylight contractor can accomplish the job. Another option is to consider a decorative beam design that runs through the skylight tunnel.
Tubular skylights are very affordable and require no restructuring of the rafters. A tubular skylight can be installed for minimal cost in your Irvine home in just hours. You can have a brighter environment as well as the increased health benefits of free sunlight permeating throughout those dark areas of your house such as a bedroom, hallway or bathroom. Your new Tubular Skylight will increase your standard of living. You will see the difference in your mood and that of your family's. From the time you call, it can be done within a few days.
Our Skylight Craftsmen, Irvine:
We can get the job done in a professional manner and can incorporate the skylight with any roof effectively, with no leaks. We will provide you with a 2 year written guarantee. You will have the comfort of knowing your skylight was installed by a company that has been in business since 1980. We have general and a roofing contractor’s license, #452151, #390685.
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