Curb Mount Skylight Instructions

Curb Mount Skylight Instructions

Curb Mount Skylights are an economical type of skylight that features either a set of acrylic domes, polycarbonate glazing or insulated Low-E safety glass already mounted in a thermally broken frame, these "pre-assembled" skylights are the simplest to install. A good analogy is the skylight is like the "lid" on the shoe box, with the shoe box being the roof curb. The key is taking the correct outside curb dimensions (OCD).
  1. Measure the outside of the roof curb (not the skylight frame), note frame color and dome(s) colors.  
  2. Order your curb mount skylight and gaskets from AiA Industries
    1. Fill out the "Curb Mount Skylight Worksheet" and submit for pricing. (make sure to order new curb gaskets if needed)
  3. Install
    1. Take the old skylight off, clean the curb of any debris
    2. Install our new curb gasket or add a bead of silicone to the top of the curb.
    3. Place the new Curb Mount Skylight on top of the curb centering it all around, then as you press the frame down, screw it down from the sides with non-corrosive wood screws (at least #10 x 1-1/2") and finally remove the protective masking from the lens.
    4. Flat Glass and Flat Polycarbonate curb mount skylights are similar but require a roof or curb that is sloped with a minimum of a 2:12 pitch.

 

Self-Flashing Skylights are similar to the Curb Mount Skylights except they do not require a roof curb because they have an aluminum curb built-in. The key is to measure the Rough Opening (RO) in the roof. Please call and ask for our Self-Flashing Skylight experts (Please see our "Self Flashing Skylight Worksheet")

Circular Skylights are similar to the Self-Flashing Skylights except they are round and have a built-in white fiberglass curb 9" high. The key is to measure the diameter of the Rough Opening (RO) in the roof. Please call and ask for our Circular Skylight experts (Please see our "Circular Skylight worksheet")

Tubular Skylights are similar to the Curb Mount & Circular Skylights, they feature a round "tube" system to run the daylight down into your home/business. Depending on the run, these can take longer to install. Please contact us and ask for our Tubular Skylight experts.

Ciralight Curb Mount Skylights are similar to Curb Mount Skylights but are "Active" in the sense that they track the sun with a mirror to bring in additional light especially in the morning and late afternoon hours. Please contact us and ask for our Ciralight Skylight experts.

NOTE: Since Skylights are found on roofs, Safety is the most important part of the Installation process. Please consider getting qualified help when needed and using the proper equipment, tools, etc with care.

Skylight Videos & Tutorials

This video shows the proper way to disassemble a curb mount skylight, measure the domes and reassemble.
Here is a quick video showing the difference between standard acrylic and impact resistant domes.
This video shows how a standard acrylic dome handles our special "impact" test.
This video shows how a Polycarbonate dome handles our special "impact" Test.