Skylight + Snow = Ice
Some skylights always seem to get covered in snow... And when they do...
Snow melts on the warm glass and forms ice below. Ice builds up and creates an ice dam. Dams cause a leak in your home. Leaks cause you to call Frontline. Calls cause us to tell you, once again, about ice damming.
Skylights are a joy to have when the sun is shining through, but many skylights are under a foot of snow for much of the winter. For those skylights prone to getting covered in snow, homeowners are stuck either dealing with ice dams or tasked with clearing the snow of the glass after a heavy snowfall.
For those of you in that predicament, there is another way to deal with this. You can dramatically reduce heat loss and reduce ice damming below your skylight by winterizing with an insulated skylight enclosure (see below).
Enclosures are like a custom cover for your skylight and are made to fit. Fabricated in our shop, we make the enclosure specific to the size of skylight you have. The enclosures are designed to seat snug around the base of the skylight. They are simple to install if you prefer to do it yourself, or you can have our service unit take care of it for you.
Standard removable insulated enclosures are designed to be removed in the spring so you can have your sunlight back after winter passes. Permanent insulated enclosures are the best of both worlds, with a tempered glass top allowing that sunlight in whenever it's there. But to deal with the heat loss, the enclosure is vented via an air intake and an ABS exhaust stack to keep the enclosure cool.
If you think this might be helpful for your situation, don't be shy to get in touch by calling 705-592-2129 or request a quote right on our website.