Solar Innovations® offers fixed skylights in virtually any sizes and can accommodate a wide range of design requirements, including impact certified options and Florida Product Approved options. Because Solar Innovations® has designed several different style tube skylight systems, virtually any roof glazing need can be met. Attaching to virtually any substrate, Solar Innovations®’s structures are suited for both residential and commercial applications without size or design limitations.
Five standard colors, mill aluminum, and two anodized frame finishes are stocked in house to ensure that short lead times can easily be met. Interior wood veneer or solid mahogany systems can be employed with any fixed skylight to meet the aesthetic desires of our customers. Metal cladding including simulated lead coated copper, copper, and stainless steel are available for use on both the interior and exterior of the skylight.
In addition to color choice, decorative accessory and glazing options can be adjusted to create a focal point with your skylight or to help it seamlessly blend into the surroundings. The fixed skylights can be glazed with either polycarbonate or glass and can be filled with decorative glass if desired to create a truly unique, modern appeal.
Skylights have several unique delivery options. Please visit our Skylight Delivery and Assembly Options page for additional information on our fabrication and delivery options: Pre-Assembled, Pre-Glazed; Pre-Assembled, Not Pre-Glazed; and Knocked Down.
If you would like to have your new Solar Innovations® fixed skylight installed or have a fixed skylight in need of repair, the Solar Innovations® service and installation crew will be able to help you! With over 16 years of experience, the installation and service team can service or replace any fixed skylight.
Single Slope Skylights
Single Slope Skylights are simple yet suitable for a wide variety of projects and applications. These skylights are available on any roof pitch and nearly any size.
Pyramids are one of the oldest shapes in architectural history. A pyramid skylight is an affordable design option. The shape allows for snow run-off and can be customized to different pitches. All dimensions are custom as well which means you do not have to stick to a standard model. Each skylight is constructed out of aluminum, which will not rot, warp, or require constant finish maintenance as compared to a wood skylight. The glazing of the frame can be glass, polycarbonate, or acrylic.
A pyramid skylight can be used within a commercial or residential application. Commercial pyramid skylights are commonly found atop religious buildings and strip malls. Kitchens and sunrooms are common uses for a residential pyramid skylight. A simple way to make a pyramid skylight more architecturally appealing is to add a finial or walls below, which turns the skylight into a roof lantern.
Double Pitch & Hip End Skylights
Double Pitch is a common configuration for skylights as it can cover a large span. These skylights consist of two sloped sides that meet at a ridge, and two gable ends. This simple design is often used for educational, institutional, and commercial uses to let in maximum amounts of beneficial daylight to brighten the space for its occupants. However, Double Pitch Skylights are also an ideal configuration for residential applications as well. Decorative elements like ridge cresting and finials can be added to the skylight to create a more traditional appearance.
Hip End Skylights are similar to Double Pitch configurations. Instead of gable ends, Hip End Skylights slope downward at the end like an elongated pyramid skylight.
Segmented Radius Dome Skylights
Dome skylights are a classic piece of architecture. Dome shaped ceilings have been popular since ancient times. The Hagia Sophia has a dome ceiling, as does the Baltimore Basilica, which features skylights within the dome. Dome skylights gained popularity during the gilded age, where they became a symbol of one’s wealth.
A dome skylight by Solar Innovations® does not need to be large, as any size can be accommodated. All dome skylights are designed to your exact dimensions, there are no standard models to maintain. Each skylight is constructed out of aluminum, which will not rot, warp, or require constant finish maintenance. There are eight standard finishes available along with any custom color your job may require. Glass skylights are the typical construction, but polycarbonate and acrylic may be used as well. Skylight blinds are available to help limit the amount of sunlight and heat entering the room.
Both commercial and residential applications work well with dome skylights; common applications range from the top of a shopping center to a small boutique, to a residential living room or surrounding a spa. In any use, the dome skylight will allow natural light to penetrate the room and open up a space to nature.
Barrel Vault Skylights
Solar Innovations® offers many skylight systems, all customized to your opening. A barrel vault skylight is a beautiful choice for residential skylights as well as commercial skylights. These skylights are often seen in shopping malls and hotel lobbies. In residential applications, barrel vault skylights are included in open air atrium’s or corridors connecting two spaces. Natural light will filter through the skylight and light the dark corridor or a dimly lit room.
Each barrel vault created is a custom skylight. There are no set sizes to maintain. The skylight for your project will be manufactured in Pennsylvania to fit your specific dimensions. Glass or polycarbonate can be utilized within the skylight. There are eight standard colors available, along with any custom color your job may require. Solar Innovations® offers skylight installation services along with skylight repair services. To discuss a project, please contact a Solar Innovations® representative.
Every skylight produced by Solar Innovations® is created custom for your projects. In addition, completely custom configurations or designs are possible. Our in-house engineering & drafting teams can help create a custom skylight to act as a focal piece on your project. Contact your Solar Innovations® representative for more information.
Specialty Fixed Skylights
Curb mount skylights by Solar Innovations® are uniquely designed to eliminate water penetration. Each curb mount skylight is attached through the side of the curb, not the top, as is typical of many other industry skylights. By attaching at the sides, the chance of long term water penetration through the sill pan is minimized. Read More >
Walkable skylights by Solar Innovations® provide the same natural daylighting solutions as a traditional skylight, while serving double duty as a walkable surface. They are custom engineered to meet the end user’s specific requirements and provide unique architectural appeal. Walkable Skylights are the ideal solution for any roof top or decking application. Read More >
“Roof lanterns” are commonly used to describe a glass structure that sits atop a roof and features custom integration. Roof lanterns are a daylighting architectural element that are located atop a roof to provide a natural lighting element to the space below. Roof lanterns provide natural light comparable to some low voltage/wattage alternatives, while also providing ventilation (with the proper accessories) to ensure adequate flow and efficient air circulation. Roof lanterns can be constructed completely of aluminum, or include a warm wood interior. Read More >
|Custom configurations available||Standard, designer, and custom finishes including wood veneer, metal cladding, and foiling options|
|Aluminum or wood rafters & purlins|
|2- or 3-tiered drainage system with concealed interior condensation gutters|
|LEED friendly system including recycled content|
|Designed & manufactured in the USA|
|Thermally enhanced utilizing thermal fill & debridge|
|Designed to accommodate almost any monolithic, insulated, laminated, decorative, polycarbonate, or solid panel infill|