A Skylight in New Castle

by | May 30, 2017 | Construction

Of all the Sunspace Design product lines, our range of elegant skylights and glass roof systems are perhaps the most flexible. Unlike a conservatory or sunroom, they usually don’t require a significant footprint adjacent to the home. Adding to the flexibility of this line is our design and construction approach: in our previous Introduction to Skylights we explained how our skylights and glass roof systems are crafted to flood spaces with natural light, as opposed to merely spotlighting areas below. Our units (which avoid the obstructing elements so frequently found in “ganged” skylights) come in virtually any style, and can be tailor-designed to meet your unique requirements. This gives us an edge over the generic, prefabricated alternatives.

Skylights can also be introduced to almost any space in your home: kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, and even walk-in closets. Today’s Construction Showcase entry features a beautiful skylight added to the ground level of a New Castle, New Hampshire home. The homeowners contacted Sunspace Design hoping to replace an aging single-glazed aluminum skylight that was no longer wanted. We developed the new skylight’s solid mahogany frame in the shop, saving the client time and money. The new, thermally efficient skylight was delivered to the site and installed by our crew. The skylight’s unique placement introduces an abundance of natural sunlight to the lower levels of the home, and we think you’ll be interested in the results, so let’s dive in!

An architectural drawing of a residential glass skylight with mahogany framing to be installed in New Castle, New Hampshire

A front elevation of the new skylight that’s to be developed and installed.

A photo of the existing, aging aluminum skylight that will be removed and replaced with a mahogany framed sylight developed off-site

A photo of the existing, aging aluminum skylight that’s to be removed.
The replacement will be well worth it!

A shop photo of the solid mahogany skylight frame being developed in order to reduce construction costs and project duration

The new, solid mahogany frame is being constructed in the shop.

The existing stone foundation is preserved but receives new sills and copper flashing by Sunspace's professional crew

New sills and copper flashing have been installed over the existing stone foundation.

A photo of the shop-framed mahogany ground-level skylight with fresh white primer being installed on-site

The shop-framed mahogany skylight has been painted with white primer and installed on-site.

A shot of the brand new skylight with freshly installed insulated PPG Solar Ban 70XL glass outside of this New Hampshire residence

Insulated PPG Solar Ban 70XL glass has been placed.
We take solar performance very seriously. Our products are built to last.

An exterior photo of the skylight recently installed on this New Castle property

A photo of the completed skylight.
The difference is tremendous.

Another exterior photo of the skylight which will flood the basement levels of this home with natural sunlight

Another photo of the brand new skylight.
The lower level of this home will receive a wealth of sunlight!

We can design and install skylights for any space. Are you looking for a great way to introduce sunlight to your residence or commercial location? Our competitively priced skylights and glass roof systems represent the pinnacle of quality in the industry. Contact us online, via email at info@sunspacedesign.com, or by dialing 1-800-530-2505. We’ll address your inquiry as soon as we can. When you want to let the light in, choose Sunspace Design!

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


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