A Custom Rooftop Skylight in Boston
Flexibility is a strength. Throughout the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine service areas, Sunspace Design is unique in its ability to produce top quality results across residential, commercial, metropolitan, rural, and coastal spaces. We owe this versatility to our 35+ years of uninterrupted experience servicing the region. The Sunspace Design crew has the talent and know-how necessary to complete any New England job with precision and beauty.
We offer custom glass enclosure and home addition designs tailored to meet your unique construction needs, and are able to provide engineered glass component CAD drawings for architectural projects of any scale. This allows us to work as specialists on projects headed up by other firms, or as general contractors as needed. Our detailed knowledge of industry regulations and building code requirements throughout New England directly benefits homeowners. We save you from the burden of paperwork when you’re more interested in planning the specifics of your custom home addition. We’ll even obtain the building permit for you!
Today’s Construction Showcase entry features a custom mahogany rooftop skylight designed and engineered by our team. Located in the heart of the city with a full view of the Boston skyline, this gorgeous glass roof system was built to replace an aging, barrel vaulted structure that had reached the end of its lifespan. A number of key components were developed in our shop and transported to the construction site. Our custom glass structures require precision engineering. By developing key components away from the job site, we maintain quality building standards while saving you time and money.
The finished structure features gable-style end walls and a steel frame concealed in mahogany. Concealing the steel frame provides excellent structural support at no cost to beauty. Clerestory windows line the sides of the structure beneath the sloped glass roof elements. Together, the glass roof and clerestory walls provide the space below with an abundance of sunshine. Copper flashing and capping complete the structure, and rooftop access is provided via an access door on one of the gable-style end walls.
Let’s explore the Sunspace Design building process via the photos below:
A photo of the existing structure that’s to be replaced.
Contact Sunspace Design to replace aging enclosures like these. The results are worth it!
A view from the inside of the existing structure.
Signs of deterioration are visible everywhere.
The truck is loaded up with shop-made components.
We can transport our components to any location, in or out of the city.
A steel ridge is being hoisted to the rooftop construction site.
We can meet any logistical challenge you might have.
One of the pre-framed gable end walls is being lifted into position.
Members of the team secure the wall during transportation.
A side wall component is being lifted to the roof.
Each building project is carefully timed and planned for efficient and safe installation.
This view shows the roof site itself.
It has been staged, and we’re now ready for assembly to begin.
First, the side walls of the mahogany frame are set into place.
After the side walls are positioned, we put a gable end wall into place.
The steel ridge and gable plates are installed.
All steel will be concealed within the mahogany framing.
The first side of the roof frame is now attached.
The structure will offer a great view of the cityscape.
Final work is being done on the frame.
This includes weather sealing.
The roof and clerestory wall glass has been placed.
Our glass choices are optimal for thermal regulation in New England conditions.
Copper capping and flashing work has begun.
The resulting visual effect is elegant and timeless.
One side of the structure has been completed.
The work site is being organized and tidied up.
Skylight glass is complete! The “solid side” gable end wall is now being prepared.
A door will provide access to the rooftop deck.
This interior snapshot was taken as the glass roof structure neared completion.
Doug finishes up work on the brand new glass roof structure.
Custom designed skylights like these are our specialty.
We’re here for your custom glass enclosure, home addition, skylight, and glass roof needs. It doesn’t matter whether you’re located in the city, in a rural area, or along the coast; our principal service area extends from ME to NH to MA, and we’ve performed work in every area of each state. Don’t hesitate to contact us about your residential or commercial building project. A discussion with a Sunspace representative costs nothing and can help determine if we’re the right fit for you.