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Old 07-09-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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Large Skylights


Hello,

Trying to find some large skylights, to replace existing.

I'm working on a house built in 1986 that has a lot of large fixed skylights. Flat glass residential style.

The skylights are 8' tall x 3' wide. Some are mulled together with a T type mullion strip.

Looking in from the roof I see no manufacturers name.

Velux doesn't have anything that big.
Looking at an old Brosco Book I see Andersen didn't make one that big.
Looking at Andersen and Pella Websites, I can't tell if either company makes skylights anymore.

I can't find any size chart on Wascos Website.

I've spent a lot of time searching on the internet, but can't find skylights that big.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Jake
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:30 AM   #2
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Have you contacted a glazing contractor?

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I am going to contact a local glass company about replacing just the glass.
That's a good idea to ask them if they know where to get whole new units.
The skylights have been sealed several times over the years with different kinds of caulk or glazing. We are stripping the roof. It would be best to put in new units.
The skylights are in a tough spot to get to. Very high off the ground, steep roof, and very little framing to lean a ladder against, or attach anything. This is because the skylights work with big wall windows to create an atrium like glass room on a corner of the house.
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I Know insula dome, who is now owned by skylight specialists makes a 96 x 30 unit, as well as custom sizes. You can give them a try:

http://www.skylightspecialist.net/products.html

Insula dome was the standard issue skylight on LI for years. They were a victim of the 2008 economic downturn and closed up their plant in Yapank. I have 4 of them in my home and have installed many of them for customers as well.
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Thanks for the information Anti-wingnut and Tccoggs.
They turned out to be Pella Skylights.
I'm meeting the Glass guy next week.

Although only 1 is fogged, it's mulled to another. So both would have to be custom made and replaced. Plus there's 9 more the same size that might fog in the future, Ones a triple. I think replacing just the glass on the big ones is going to be the only way to go. If the glass company quote is sky high, I might consider replacing the glass myself.

There are also 3 small venting Roto Skylights that need replacing. It looks like Velux Skylights will fit nice.

I'll follow up and let you know what we do.

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