BUBBLE / DOME
Dome skylights are available in various styles for both residential and commercial applications.
All domes are manufactured to the exact size you need virtually eliminating the hassle and headache of making a "standard" size fit your application. Simply choose the size and color of the dome(s) you need and one of our knowledgeable installers will keep you apprised of pricing and install time. Berkeley Roof Services only uses high quality dome skylights which are ultra-high-quality thermoformed roof lights. The dome lights have been designed to make optimum use of natural light. We offer a wide range of sizes, shapes and glazing options to meet virtually any specification. All of our dome skylights can be supplied with Curbs (Flat roof up stands) that are designed to be used in conjunction with our Dome roof lights to provide a thermally broken interface which in turn helps to improve the overall thermal efficiency of the roof.
Why are Plexiglas bubbles so popular as skylights?
Plexiglas bubble skylights are light, efficient, and inexpensive. They are particularly well-suited to flat roof installations since they shed water so well and gather light from many angles. Their light weight makes them easy to get up on the roof. Often the bubble shape allows for increased head room. They are quite modern in appearance and may not be suitable in certain architectural environments.
Why a bubble and not flat Plexiglas?
Forming Plexiglas into a bubble shape dramatically increases the strength of the flat sheet of plastic and helps to eliminate expansion and contraction, which can be detrimental or fatal to a skylight over time.
What are the color choices in Plexiglas bubble skylights?
Clear, white translucent, and solar bronze tinted plastic are the three primary choices.
What are curb-mounted skylights?
Curb-mounted skylights are the most common of all skylights. A curb is simply a wood box that is build higher than the roof and sealed to become part of the roof. The skylight is then dropped over the curb and attached from the outside.
Are there any other shapes available in Plexiglas and glass?
Yes. We offer pyramid and double-hip shapes in either material.
The VELUX deck mounted and now curb mounted product family is designated The No Leak Skylight. It carries the new 10-year installation warranty plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and five years on blinds and controls. Features include 3 layers of water protection – advanced LoE3 glass for better energy efficiency, higher visible light transmittance, and improved solar heat gain performance – money-saving pre-finished white frames and sashes – pre-mounted brackets for quick installation of sunscreen blinds – lower roof profile with an updated curved architectural design – and a neutral gray color to blend with most roof materials and colors.
1. A pre-attached skylight gasket provides a tight seal between a standard site-built curb and the skylight that caps off a leak-proof installation for curb mounted skylights.
2. Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions for standard site-built curbs.
3. Engineered flashing for easy installation and primary water protection.
Electric venting overhead mounted skylight (VCE)
Designed for curb mounted installations, the VCE electric venting skylight is the ideal daylighting solution for overhead applications. It brings in abundant natural light and with the touch of a button, opens to let in fresh air. And if you forget to close it, the VCE also closes automatically in case of rain. The VCE skylight comes with a pre-installed concealed motor and control system.
One rain sensor that automatically closes your skylight during inclement weather is also included. The VCE skylight installs on roofs with slopes between 0° (0:12) and 60° (20:12).
Electric venting deck mounted skylight (VSE)
Designed for deck mounted installations, the VSE electric venting skylight is the perfect daylighting solution for overhead applications. It brings in abundant natural light and with the touch of a button, opens to let in fresh air. And if you forget to close it, the VSE also closes automatically in case of rain.
Manual venting curb mounted skylight (VCM)
Designed for curb mounted installations, the VCM manual venting skylight enables any home to embrace the best of what nature has to offer. Opening for maximum fresh air, the venting skylight contributes to a home's proper moisture balance and comfort level by allowing stale, humid air to be released.
Fixed curb mounted skylight (FCM)
The patented FCM curb mounted fixed skylight is sized to work with all types of site-built curbs, whether they're slightly out-of-square, pre-existing, or surrounded by unusually thick flashing and roofing material. Heavy-duty materials ensure the FCM skylight is built to withstand the installation process, as well as anything Mother Nature throws its way.