FAQ's

FAQ's

What type of skylight should I get?
This unfortunately doesn't have a straight forward answer. What type of skylight you need or want depends on what room (e.g. bathroom) and the size of the room that the skylight will be going in and what you want to achieve with your skylight. If you are after natural light then a Redcliffe Skylights' skylight is the better option or if it is just a bathroom, toilet or laundry then the Circular Series skylight will suit. If you just want to brighten the room as much as you can or the room is on the lower level of a 2 story house, then you may benefit from a solar powered Illume. If you are after a feature in your kitchen and want the benefit of being able to open and close the skylight, then you may want a VELUX.
Can you replace my leaking skylight?
Yes, we can replace existing skylights even if it may not be our skylight. To replace the existing skylights, we need the measurements of the skylight flashing and shaft to make the new skylight flashing overlap any areas the old skylight may have covered. If you have taken any photos you can email them to us with your details and we can then discuss if we need to come and have a look at the existing skylight or not.
Can you replace my existing skylight dome?
We can replace most domes, although as you can imagine there are companies that have their own skylight design which means their dome shape and sizes may vary to ours. To work out if we can help, we need the flange to flange size as indicated to the right. If we don't have the size you are after we may be able to make a mould to suit. If the shape you are after is not one we can achieve with our equipment, then we may be able to help point you in the right direction. 
What material dome can you get?
All skylight domes come standard with 3mm High Impact Acrylic in opal or clear, but you can also get 4.5mm High Impact Acrylic, 3mm Polycarbonate in opal or grey tint and also A Grade Safety glass.
What diffuser can I choose from?
We have 4 different options available for our diffusers. The standard diffuser is Y15 Prismatic as pictured on the right, this prismatic works best to disperse light evenly throughout the room. We also have Y12 Prismatic which has slightly smaller prisms, Lite Opal or Seadrift. You can see example photos here.
Will a skylight make the room hotter?
All skylights will let some degree of heat through. Clear domes or glass will let in more heat than an opal dome, but it all depends on the size of the skylight. The larger the skylights then the more heat.
What type of shaft is available?
All round skylights come with flexible duct as pictured on the right. We have a variety of sizes available for circular skylights but only a select few for square and rectangular skylights. Any other sizes may need a solid shaft built to suit.
Can you make custom skylights?
We have standard skylights but we can also manufacture skylights to your specifications. If you have a specialised skylight you need made, give us a call today for a quote.
I live in NSW, can you install this far away?
Redcliffe Skylights has installers on the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Gold Coast and Northern NSW.
Can you get your skylight ventilated?
Yes, all skylights can be naturally ventilated or mechanically ventilated. Standard skylights can come with perforated mesh or blanks as indicated below and a gap in the diffuser to allow for natural air flow. Mechanically ventilated skylights will require an electrician to wire up, but there are a few different designs available. Click here for more details on options available for the Circular Series Skylights. You can also get an exhaust fan in the diffuser of the square and rectangular skylights. You can have the fan in the dome, but this tends to block out light.
What part is the "dome"?
When we say dome, we refer to the acrylic on the roof flashing that the light passes though as pictured below.
What part are the "trims"?
The trims are the metal surrounds/brackets that hold the dome into place on the roof flashing as indicated below.
What is "flange to flange"?
The flange is the flat section on the very edge of our domes. When ordering a new dome, we will ask for the flange to flange sizes which are the overall outside - outside measurements of the dome or glass as indicated below
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