Silver Tree Condominium Dome Skylights Replacement
Silver Tree Condominium is a housing complex located in Lakewood, CO. They required dome skylight replacement after a major hail storm moved through the neighborhood in 2010. The existing acrylic, double domed skylights didn’t stand a chance up against the major hail storm. Virtually every skylight in this townhouse community was damaged. All the existing skylights were on steep pitched roofs.
The insurance estimator said “It looks like someone has walked around using a shotgun!”.
The HOA and the owners did not want to experience that again. They chose to go with a glass skylight replacement manufactured by Velux.
The Dome Skylight Replacement:
- Replaced two hundred ninety-eight (298) skylights with VELUX fixed, curb mount skylights.
- The dome skylight replacement required removing the old skylight from the existing curb and installing the new skylight over the same curb.
- Disposal of damaged existing acrylic skylights. Resealed existing curbs.
- Inspected the existing flashing to insure a weather proof skylight installation.
- Velux FCM 2246 Skylights. Dual pane, low E³, insulated glass. Maintenance free frame. Energy Star Rated.
Outside Curb Dimension 25 1/2″ x 49 1/2″.
- The townhouse community has new glass skylights with consistent aesthetics.
- Homeowners have the peace of mind that they’ll never have to worry about hail storm damage to their skylights again.
- The new skylights are quieter and reduce unwanted outside noise by 25% over the old acrylic skylights.
- The skylights also block 99% of harmful UV rays that cause fading.
- Increased protection from solar heat gain in the summer and less heat loss in the winter.
- Correct the daylighting and solar heat levels required for the space.
- Homeowners still can look out and watch the clouds roll by.
- Sound reductions by 25% over old acrylic.
- Maintenance free frames. No repainting required.
- The owners love the energy savings provided by the new skylights.
- Increase the facility’s property value.
- Healthy, natural daylight in the space with accurate color rendition. 99% blocking of harmful UV rays.
- The dome skylight replacement added hail protection over a new acrylic skylight.