The Problem

Our client had a huge 6ft x 9ft clear dome skylight over their family room.

Even though it faced north the heat build up during the summer was tremendous and made the space almost impossible to air conditioning.

The Solution

Changing the frame (curb) to an insulated frame (insulated super curb) and by changing the dome to energy efficient CleanComfortPlus glass from VELUX.

That way every exterior surface is upgraded for energy efficiency.

What is a Super Curb?

Super Curbs made from Insulated Panels

Insulated panels are a high performance building material for residential and commercial construction. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings. Building a curb with insulated panels, ensures extremely strong, energy efficient and cost effective curbs. 

Is an Insulated Curb More Expensive?

Upgrading to an Insulated Curbs is extremely cost effective, and costs slightly more than building curbs with wooden frames. They save on heating and cooling. Making your home more comfortable and quieter.

Features and Benefits:

  • 8 times more energy efficient than a wood curb.
  • High insulation value fights condensation.
  • Quieter inside the home.
  • Fire, mold and pest proof.
  • Fully tested to ATSM, UL and CAN/ULC standards.
  • Best at fighting condensation.
  • Flexible design and can be finished on both sides.
  • Incredible structural performance. - seismic and wind loads.

The Result

3 skylights with CleanComfortPlus energy efficient glass mounted on 3 super insulated curbs.

An interior space that is much cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter, quieter and has 99.9% UV protection.

Customer comment: NOW THE AC WORKS!