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Natural Spaces Domes Skylights
Natural Spaces Domes manufactures a complete line of skylights for dome homes.
The beauty of the dome is definitely
enhanced by our ability to place skylights in
any one of its triangles. Shape and
size are not constraints. We bring the outdoors
inside thru crystal clear float glass. We can
flood that would-be dreary room with light all
day, the moon at night and have a place for
your favorite hanging plants.
Our skylight system was designed with only
domes in mind. We didn’t have to compromise
any details. There simply is not another
custom dome skylight as versatile, watertight
and maintenance free.
Why a Natural Spaces skylight?
We know that any window on the dome surface must
be treated as a skylight. It has to be designed
so that the flashing integrates properly with the
roof shingles. It has to be positioned for proper
solar orientation. The shape and grouping
should fit the size and mood of the room.
We custom design each skylight on every
dome. Using a multitude of basic sizes that
match the angles of each dome triangle, we
achieve the correct grouping and placement
for your particular dome and site.
Our attention to details means you will have a leak-free skylight for the life of your dome. Because we use glass instead of plexiglass, your view is always scratch free and without any yellowing of the view material.
Creating energy-efficient skylights. The key
to the energy advantage of skylights is that
they make direct use of the sun’s light,
transmitting solar light to reduce the demand
for electricity for lighting, while efficiently
utilizing the sun’s heat to function as a passive
solar collector. Triple pane construction
combined with solar lighting and heating
effects, offset the ”energy negative” of heat
conduction thru the glass.
Natural Spaces Domes has been manufacturing dome skylights since 1978. Our quality, warranted skylights set our dome apart from our competition. We won't leave you in the dark - we want your dome home to be bright and cheerful.
We match our triangle windows to
the particular dome panel they are
put into. The 36’ & 40’ diam. domes
have 3 different panel sizes while the
45’-49’ diam. domes have 6 different
sizes. We then have window sizes
within each of the panels that go in
4" increments. For every triangle in
the dome, there may be 20-30
window sizes. Generally, sizes run
from a base 36” wide
to sizes with a base 90” wide and an
altitude 78” high.
This is a very appealing skylight
for upper floor areas like bathrooms,
dressing rooms, etc.
Our hexagon windows that fit
within the dome panel generally run
from 24” tip-to-tip sizes up to 52” tip-to-tip size.
We also make super large
hexagon windows that fit over the
point where six triangles come
together. These sizes run from 48”
tip-to-tip up to a maximum of 84” tip-to-tip size.
This 5-sided shape only fits in the 5 pentagon groups of triangles. In the low profile dome, these are on the main floor. In the mid and high profile domes, these are on the upper level. Strut parts are removed to install these units.
The trapezoid shape is used
primarily on the main floor where
counters cut off the lower part of the
triangle - over a kitchen sink being
the most popular, or, on the first row of triangles where the upper floor cuts off the full triangle. The exact shape
of the trapezoid is matched to the
shape of the triangle panel it’s in.
The height and width of the
trapezoid is custom sized and
depends on physical interior factors
and outside views.
"Really" custom skylights
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Natural Spaces insulated glass windows
are available in double, triple and four pane
systems. We use 3/16” and 1/4" thick tempered
glass, which is 5 times stronger than plate
glass. Our skylights have made it thru hail
storms where conventional 1/8” thick
tempered glass skylights were blasted out.
By using glass instead of plastic, our
windows remain crystal clear forever. We
also have a 3/4" air space between each pane
creating one of the best insulating ratings
obtainable. Low ”E” and argon gas are also options.
Around the entire window is a perforated
"warm edge" spacer channel containing Silicate, a
dehydrating agent, absorbing any moisture
that happens to be between the panes. The
entire glass edge is hermetically sealed with
a dual seal, applied under controlled
conditions, to provide protection against any
vapor penetration. The glass unit is
manufactured and guaranteed against
moisture between the panes for 5 or 10
years by one of the nations leading
insulated glass suppliers. If, for some
strange reason, it fails, it will be replaced,
free of charge.
Our 2x4 wood frame is actually a structural
frame. No interior framing or bracing is required
- simply mount the frame on top of our plywood
skin, then lag screw thru the plywood into the #1
grade southern yellow pine frame.
Another feature is the 5 1/2 ” long flashing extending
out from the window on all sides. Prefinished
(33 colors are available), this
flashing insures a proper seal with the roofing.
Some of our competitors' skylights come with only a 2” leg -
barely enough to slip under or over the shingles and not enough to keep out wind driven rain.
Natural Spaces uses a special bronze
anodized aluminium extrusion between the
glass and exterior flashing. We use Tremco
butyl tape sealants - the same type used in
high-rise buildings. The "top cap" is secured
using stainless steel screws and washers.
So sure are we of our design, that we offer
a 5-year guarantee against any rain leakage
thru our frame or flashing assembly. We want to produce a true maintenance-free,
long-lasting, good-looking, energy-efficient
window - and we think we’ve done it.
Skylights come assembled with flashing and top cap attached, ready for installation. Zinc plated lag screws and washers are provided (for mounting from the inside). Additional 12” to 18” wide water-proofing membrane (stops winddriven rain) included.
Windows can be picked up at our North Branch shop without crating or shipping charges. 8 to 10 windows can fit in a mini or standard pickup truck.
For shipment on common carriers, windows must be completely boxed in a custom wood crate. There is a base charge of $100 plus additional crating charges of $25 to $50 per window depending on size and quantity. There are no crating charges if shipped with the dome shell in the same semi-truck.
There is a ten-year guarantee against moisture between the panes on all units installed at less than a 15 degree slope from vertical. There is a 5-year guarantee against moisture between the panes on all units installed at more than a 15 degree slope from vertical. Ten and five year warranties also extend to leakage around frame.
We think you will agree - Natural Spaces Domes offers the widest variety, most options and highest quality of any dome skylight.
Natural Spaces Domes Skylight Prices:
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Examples of Skylight Groupings
Skylights can be grouped for passive solar gain.
Or, skylights can be grouped continuously for panoramic views.