Edmonton homes have dome-shaped, flat, or the pyramid skylight. The best skylight glazing materials are high-quality acrylic or polycarbonate. Clear, bronze-tinted and white translucent is the most common.
We recommend the Edmonton homeowners using the curb-mounted skylights. Curb-mounted skylights allow for a wood curb, 1-1/2" thick, insulated and waterproofed with a self-sticking roofing membrane. Curb-mounted skylights come in all sizes, and we can also adjust the height of the curb to fit a specific roofing condition.
Curb-mounted skylights incorporate a thermally broken aluminum base frame, which is durable and provides insulation values in the colder climates. The doom-shaped lid can effectively shed snow off during the winter months.
Check out our blog post on the cost of skylight replacement.
Sun Tunnel Skylight
Sun tunnel skylights are much smaller. They are ideal for spaces that regular skylights won't fit. Hallways and bathrooms are common places. Within 150 square feet, a small-sized (10") sun tunnel will do the job. Larger areas will require more than one unit, or having a larger sized skylight. (14")
It's difficult to insulate the sun tunnel, so homeowners may experience some condensation during the winter months. Water droplets to the glass are easy to clean and they do not cause roofing problems; however, poorly installed sun tunnels may cause roof leaks.