An Aluminum-Framed Rooftop Skylight in Boston, MA

by | Aug 12, 2019 | Construction

The Sunspace Design team is comfortable working in virtually any environment when completing glass structure projects. We’ve built massive glass roof installations, specialized automated greenhouses, elegant Victorian conservatories, and other custom projects in environments ranging from urban centers to rural farmland. But we’re always excited when our work takes us to spaces that are especially beautiful. This build journal explores one such project: the completion of a custom triangular skylight and glass folding wall system for a new lakeside addition at Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, New Hampshire.

The clients wanted an addition to their lake residence which would feature a dramatic skylight system and collapsible window walls. Imagine sunshine entering from a skylight above and a fresh lake breeze arriving through opened window walls and you’ll have a good idea of the project’s goal! Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of the progress to date:

The general contractor has provided solid end walls and a structural ridge beam.

The team applies sill flashing to the curb at the base of the skylight.

The rafters have been installed.

Insulated, high-performance glass is installed on the frame.

A view of the copper eave flashing.

Both end walls are now fully clad in copper.

A perspective of the completed skylight exterior.

Projects like this one speak to Sunspace Design’s flexibility. We’ve been designing and building glass construction projects in commercial, residential, urban, and rural spaces throughout New England for over almost 40 years. Our work has stood the test of time and our reputation matches.Each project is engineered to precisely meet the goals of the client, and to achieve the specific visual style desired. Ready to learn more? Contact us via phone at 1-800-530-2505, by sending an email to, or by filling out our website’s convenient contact form. We’re standing by.

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Sunspace Design has been the top choice in New England's glass structure industry since 1981. We specialize in the design and installation of custom-engineered glass roof systems, skylights, conservatories, orangeries, pool enclosures, greenhouses, and custom spaces of all types.
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