Dome skylights are designed to shut out inclement weather, are shaped to wash themselves in rain, can be insulated (double domes), will provide ventilation, access to the roof and even help fight fires. Due to their unique shape, residential dome skylights are immune to many of the potential problems caused by water pooling. Sometimes a skylight is the only way to bring natural daylight into a building. On a square foot basis, skylights admit far more light and distribute light much more evenly than a vertical window simply because they face directly towards the sky.
Skylights may also be used to advantage in building entrances to enhance foyers or spotlight attractive features such as sculptures, murals, paintings, planters, reflecting pools, etc. A whole room roofed over with skylights can add greatly to the atmosphere of a garden court or restaurant.
Dome Skylight Use
• For all commercial, industrial, institutional or residential buildings.
• With flat or sloping roofs, any construction.
• For new construction or renovation of existing structures.
• For conventional or unusual applications.
Dome Skylight General Features
• Wide range of standard types, dome colour and sizes to suit virtually any function or aesthetic requirement; also custom fabricated to any size or shape for unusual lighting effects.
• Free day lighting provides electric power saving and subsequent maintenance of artificial lighting.
• Fast installation of pre-assembled units minimizes on-site costs.
• Positive curb frame seal stops wind, rain, snow and dust; pliability of seal
permits free expansion of acrylic during atmospheric change; low conductivity of acrylic resists formation of condensation.
• Adds to apparent size of small rooms.
• Acrylic dome materials proven to resist discoloration, hazing and loss of strength in more than a half-century of successful outdoor use. Meets fire code requirements when tested in accordance with ASTM D-635