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  1. What is a Roof Lantern?
    A Glass Roof Lantern is a Skylight with vertical glass at the perimeter walls. The benefits of a Lantern include:
    Renaissance's mill workers will hand-build your Lantern or Skylight from Steel, and select grades of beautiful and naturally durable solid hardwoods, including:
    The interior wood framing of your Lantern or Skyklight can be:
    The exterior of your Lantern or Skylight can be:
    The caps and metal that hold your roof glass in place can be:
    Your Lantern or Skylight will be custom built to-order to precisely suit your needs.
  2. What sizes and shapes are available?  We can produce a Skylight to almost any size.
    Shapes include:
    Square (Pyramid)
    Rectangles (Hipped)
    Equal-Sided Polygons

    Roof configurations include:
    Single Slope
    Even-Span and Uneven-Span Ridge

  3.  Are your skylights insulated?
    Absolutely! Wood is an excellent natural insulator, and our standard glazing is Low-e high performance double insulating glass with an inert Argon gas cavity-fill.
  4. Can your skylights open?
    Yes. You can choose between manual or motorized awning (top-hinged) operating vertical sash and operating sloped roof vents. Insect screens are standard.
  5. How are your systems installed?
    Depending on size, your Renaissance Lantern or Skylight may arrive factory pre-assembled and glazed, ready to be set into position on your prepared curb.
    Larger units may need to be assembled on site. In these cases, we offer professional installation by one of our apprentice-trained Certified Renaissance Installation Teams. Renaissance will never sub-contract your Lantern or Skylight installation!
  6. How long does it take for Renaissance to design, manufacture, and deliver a Skylight System?
    Allow 8-10 weeks for us to build your Lantern or Skylight. Lead times vary with our then-current work load, so be sure to allow enough time.
  7. What do you clad the exterior of your skylights in?
    Pre-coated  Aluminum in virtually any color
    Lead-coated Copper
  8. What are the interior components of your skylight systems?
    Concealed, Primed and Forged Welded Steel Flitch
    Honduras Mahogany
    Cedro, a South American Mahogany also known as "Spanish Cedar"
    White Oak
    Western Red Cedar
    Other fine woods upon request