A Rooftop Ridge Skylight in York, ME

by | Jul 28, 2021 | Construction

The engineering and construction of our specialty glass construction components requires the right working environment, so we regularly make use of our workshop located in Hampton, New Hampshire. Today’s build journal details the start-to-finish journey of one such component: a rooftop ridge skylight installed on a property located in York, ME. The 5000 square foot home we contributed the skylight to is oceanfront property in an enviable location, and the owners are sure to enjoy the ample natural sunlight the skylight will allow to enter the home. The skylight’s opening is 7.5 feet by 20 feet and is located in the center of the building’s great room. To complete the project we worked with CM Ragusa Builders out of Seabrook, New Hampshire, and the talented design team from Portsmouth’s Fiorentino Group Architects.

Custom mahogany roof rafters are being assembled in our wood shop.

The mahogany roof frame is now partially assembled.
Ruby the bulldog observes the workshop from the doorway!

The project’s building frame is being readied for the addition of our custom skylight.

The fully assembled and braced frame is raised to the rooftop by an expert crane operator.

A Sunspace Design crew installer carefully guides the custom mahogany skylight frame into place.

The assembled frame is now in position after less than four hours of carefully choreographed work.
We’ve got this down to a science!

High performance insulated glass is installed into the solid mahogany skylight frame.
The roof area is fully waterproofed.

Glass installation and copper exterior details are now complete.

Copper cladding and flashing is added to the exterior. Flashing is integrated with the slate roofing.
Interior finishes can continue now that the skylight has been installed.

An angle of the completed skylight positioned prominently on the ridge of the slate roof.

A view of the completed interior.
The mahogany skylight frame gave the designer an opportunity to use matching interior wood finishes.

A gorgeous view from the second floor balcony.

The result speaks for itself—what a transformation! We’re available to work with homeowners and fellow industry professionals on projects of all sizes. Dial us up on the phone at 1-800-530-2505, send an email to our inbox at info@sunspacedesign.com, or submit your project’s information through our handy website contact form. A Sunspace representative will promptly get back to you, and your custom glass construction journey will begin!

Original Post Date: 2021-02-17
Last Updated: 2021-07-28

YORK, ME 03909

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.
We welcome you to contact us for more information about our services.


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