Houses designed before electricity
Something our architects and designers were not forced to do after the turn of the 20th century. So for houses built after 1900, you are less likely to find skylights and other natural light gathering features because the designer or builder just assumed you would switch on a lightbulb. Gepetto craftsmen have specialized in renovating, repairing and building true to original wooden skylights in historic homes across Virginia. Contact us to get a site visit or quote scheduled.
- glass – single and double pane; historic glass; stained glass
- glazing and sealing of the wood to glass joinery
- flashings and skylight to roof joints
- structural members supporting the elevated glass
Many of mother nature’s subtle and pervasive forces work against a skylight! Thermal shifting, structural movement from settling or shifting, high UV radiation, wind vibration and water pressure. The glazing system must defend against all mother nature offers as disturbance. Shed and drain water, support and cushion the glass, avoid mechanical pressure points, and seal against thermal leakage.