A skylight on a roof has numerous practical benefits. It brightens up the interiors with natural light, enhances ventilation and makes the place feel spacious, saves electricity, and last but not least, the skylight adds to your property’s curb appeal.
Northwind Roofing Ltd is a trusted name in Prince George for skylight services, including installations, replacements and repairs. Whether standard or custom, you can count on our fully licensed and insured team for installing the perfect skylight for your home or business address.
We choose only the best products from leading brands for our work. Call us to know more about skylight models and glazing options on offer at Northwind Roofing Ltd.
This is the preferred skylight mount for any type of roof, primarily for use on tile, shingle or wood shakes. It is recommended by roofing professionals as the optimum choice for long-lasting, trouble-free installation.
This type of skylight can be installed on all types of site-built curbs, whether pre-existing or new. For additional weather-tightness, ensure you use a roofing membrane in addition to a flashing system on the curb.
Columbia offers the industry’s most complete selection of curb-mounted skylights, which are available in a wide range of fixed and venting (manual or electric) models.
For typical residential application, Vinyl Curb Mount (VCM / OVCM) are utilized for skylights less than 5’ x 5’ and aluminum thermally broken curb mounts (ATCM) for larger models. Commercial applications typically utilize the aluminum thermally broken outside fastening (AOF) skylight.
Create the feeling and sensation of spaciousness without adding to your square footage. Skylights transform neglected spaces into living areas, opening your home to more pleasurable living.
Skylights are a natural complement to your current window system and the perfect solution for interior rooms with no lighting or large rooms only partially lit by your windows.
Many homes are built on lots with minimal setbacks from the property line and neighbours on either side restricting your natural light supply. Skylights can remedy this situation.
The most common rooms that include skylights are:
For over sixty years, Columbia has been the leading Canadian Manufacturer of skylight and solarium systems. With an immaculate track record of providing top-quality products at an affordable price, Columbia Skylights is the brand of choice for architects, roofers, and DIY homeowners.
Columbia is your complete skylight source, offering the industry’s widest selection of skylight models, with the largest selection of standard sizes, as well as any custom-sized skylight in all possible glazing options. We are able to design and fabricate the most challenging architectural designs, from a 10,000 sq. ft. skylight for a shopping centre or airport terminal to a 2’ x 2’ skylight for your guest bathroom.
Quite simply, you will not find a better quality product, a better selection of in-stock products to meet your needs or a more complete line of competitively priced products and accessories.
Columbia has the proven capability to arrive at any skylight solution for any job condition, architectural specification or budget allowance.
The industry’s largest selection of standard sizes and all skylight models can be reversed, i.e., 2852 or 5228. We can produce any size you require, in any model, in any glazing type. For example, if you require an electric wood roof window with an inside rough opening of 25.75” x 42.25”, it is available. If your warehouse requires a curb-mounted skylight 73.6” x 91.5”, it is available.
Our customers have choices. Our standard glass features the new LoE³-366® Clear from Cardinal in tempered/tempered or tempered/laminated. We also have the following standard glass options not available from other leading skylight companies.
On a custom order basis, Columbia can also supply any glazing tint, reflective glass or LoE³-366® product in virtually any glass combination.
We can supply all of these glazing alternatives in any standard or custom size you need. Our objective is to satisfy your requirements.
Acrylic and Polycarbonate
We supply single, double, and triple-glazed skylights in sizes from 14” x 14” to 100” x 100”. The standard tints are clear, bronze, and white, but we can provide any acrylic or polycarbonate tint available.
We can supply all of these glazing alternatives in any standard or custom size you need.
Our standard frame colour for all skylight and roof windows is brown. We also offer, for a small upcharge, a choice of white, black, or sandalwood.
Sandalwood is not available from other leading skylight companies. Should your project require many skylights, we can custom paint to any colour specification.
Condensation Drainage System
Columbia skylights are specially designed for northern climates and feature a large, four-sided condensation gutter on all models with exterior drainage. Other leading skylight companies include smaller condensation channels, only on the bottom side, without exterior drainage.
The majority of Columbia unit skylights qualify for the Energy Star® program in Canada and the United States.
Columbia’s full range of unit skylight models, including curb-mounted, self-flashing and roof windows, is the choice of roofing professionals and do-it-yourselfers for their trouble-free installation. Other leading skylight companies require difficult installation procedures, which include disassembling and reassembling your skylight resulting in more warranty issues.