A Lantern Skylight in Lexington, MA
Skylights, roof lanterns, and glass roof systems represent one of our most popular custom glass product categories. Part of the reason is their versatility. We previously discussed a few of the skylight styles and skylight locations our clients might be interested in, but these articles only capture a fraction of what’s possible. Skylights and glass roof elements can be introduced to almost any space, and are available in virtually every size and style. You can revolutionize your home with the beauty and warmth of natural sunlight and you won’t have to expand your footprint to do so.
Today’s construction showcase features a gorgeous lantern skylight designed in partnership with Colin Smith Architecture. This true gem of a Massachusetts skylight was completed on a client’s property in Lexington. Let’s investigate the construction process in greater detail:
Front and side elevations of the lantern skylight to be installed at a Lexington, MA residence.
Drawings like these are crucial and ensure that every installation is precise.
A look at the lantern skylight’s roof plan.
Most of our projects receive multiple, fully engineered drawings that address every detail.
The skylight’s mahogany frame is being prepared in our workshop.
A member of the crew fits the copper cladding to the frame.
Onsite installation of the lantern frame has been completed in advance.
A crane operator raises the roof section of the skylight into position.
The lantern frame and skylight roof section are assembled.
The next step is to install brand new glass in the lantern walls.
The roof glass is set into place next.
This exterior view gives us a great look at the copper cladding.
A view of the LVL support beams and curb from the interior.
A glimpse of the finished interior space.
Another view of the elegant lantern skylight. Note the crown molding and finished ceiling.