Burnstine-Residence-9759_1
  • Heather Ln
  • Aspen,
  • CO
  • 81623

Skylight Retrofit of Old Acrylic Skylights

This home, located in Aspen, CO originally had an octagon tear-drop style acrylic dome skylight as a central focus of the home. The skylight leaked and had dirt and debris between the domes.  The skylight retrofit resulted in a new 16′ glass skylight.

The above work was completed in 2007 and in 2013 we returned to add a new skylight to the new addition being built.

What We Did:

  • Our skylight retrofit drastically changed the appearance of the home. The new look was modern and sleek, built with tinted glass instead of dated acrylic.
  • The new frame is slim in style and has a dark bronze finish which adds to the modern look.
  • Both skylights are octagon in shape, but one is smaller in size than the other.  The larger skylight has three bays up the slope and the smaller has just one.
  • Both skylights were the same manufacturer, which we feel is very important. The customer had the same contractor, and the same skylight manufacturer. Consistency does have value!
  • We were able to remove the existing skylight, assist the contractor in installing retrofit work to the curbs, and set the new skylight frame and glazing in one day.
  • All flashing and glazing was warrantied by us so the general contractor didn’t have to worry about honoring the leak proof warranty.

Product Used:

  • Wasco Octagonal Pyramid Pinnacle 350 System. 10’4″ flat to flat dimension 4:12 pitch one bay per face.
  • Wasco Octagonal Pyramid Pinnacle 350 System. 16′-0″ flat to flat dimension 4:12 pitch three bay per face.
  • Finish: Standard Kynar paint.
  • Glazing: 1 1/16″ IG; 1/4″ tinted tempered Low E over 5/16″ clear HS Laminated.
  • Pinnacle 350: supports spans up to 18′ wide. 3.5″ aluminum rafter tube depth.

Results:

  • Beautiful, modern skylights with an awesome sky view!.
  • Consistent product and contractor, even though seven years elapsed between the two projects.

Benefits:

  • Correct the daylighting and solar heat levels required for the space.
  • Reduce dependence on electric lighting—increase energy savings.
  • 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.
  • No required maintenance or re-coating costs.

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