Frequently Asked30 Years of Skylight
Manufacturing & Installation
How long does it take to install PL skylight?
How long is the lead time?
If I install a new skylight or replace the existing skylight, is it eligible for the Home Renovation Tax Credit?
Is PL skylight an energy-efficient skylight?
Is the installation of PL skylight complicated? Can I do the inside work and you help me with outside work?
What are the exclusive features about PL skylight?
- Maintenance free extruded vinyl frame that will endure a lifetime
- Vinyl frame is moisture resistant
- White decorative interior frame for greater light distribution- painting never required
- Built in condensation gutter
- Economical flashing kits for multi combination (side by side or over and under) installations
- Exterior frame Snap-On`s eliminate the use of nails to fasten step flashing to skylight frame resulting in a weather tight installation
- Built in frame flange eliminates felt paper or ice shield
- Frame flange prevents heat loss- makes for an air and weather tight installation
- Fixed and venting units with identical square footage of daylight
- Frame mounts on top of roof deck with drop in drywall retainer for quicker and easier installation- save time and money
- Seamless-fusion welded header pan for a weather tight installation
- Removable sashes for easier installations
- Unique hanging system prevents sash from swaying and allows for an uniform seal
- Screen is mounted to the top of main frame which avoids leaves and debris from being trapped inside frame
What is the warranty of our PL skylight?
Where can I add the skylight?
A skylight is a great addition to a small bathroom, dark living room or hallway, an attic that has been converted into an extra bedroom, home office or play area.
Generally speaking, a skylight is basically a window in a roof and can be installed in any room of a single-storey home, or in the upper rooms of a multi-storey home.
Where is the PL skylight manufactured?
Why do you want to install a skylight?
- Bring more light into your home. Natural light makes any room or space more enjoyable, highlighting interior design while bringing out the true colors of your furnishings
- Expand the feeling and sensation for spaciousness without having to add square footage. Skylights transform neglected spaces into living areas, opening your home to more pleasurable living
- Increase the value of your home. Desirable skylights add noticeable charm and character, making any home easier to sell. Plants and greenery thrive to compliment your decor.
- Extend inner and outer design beauty. Classic in their simplicity, elegance, and indifference to every changing trends, skylights add a bright outlook to your contemporary lifestyle
- Add pleasure to your life. Natural sunlight and fresh air influence greater health, reduce stress and anxiety, and bring a positive influence to your mental well-being.
Why should the installer use the flashing kit from PL skylight when he installs the skylight?
Flashing is an integral component of the skylight. It is designed by manufacturer to seal and shed water. Flashing membranes are particularly critical in eliminating potential damage of ice damming and water buildup in places with significant accumulation of snow. Sealants should never be relied on to maintain a seal. Water draining down the roof surface is intercepted by the flashing at the head of the skylight (head flashing) and flows down along the step flashing on the sides of the skylight. The head flashing laps over the step flashing on the sides of the skylight and projects beyond the latter, as in the chimney detail. For additional water protection, a self-sealing rubberized asphalt sheet is used as an underlay around the skylight. Step flashing is interwoven with the shingles and fastened to the skylight frame only.
Step flashing and counter flashing each allow differential movement between the skylight and roof. In cold weather, snow melting from heat loss around the skylight drains down and can refreeze downstream, causing ice damming. Water subsequently builds up behind the ice dam, ultimately penetrating below the shingles. A rubberized asphalt sheet prevents water leakage resulting from this condition. Ice damming can be minimized by reducing heat loss from the roof and skylight wall. Rigid insulation, with a minimum thermal resistance equivalent to that in the exterior walls of the building, should be provided. If the skylight walls are inclined, insulation with a thermal resistance equivalent to the roof should be considered. This reduces the amount of snow melt that could cause ice damming.