Vinyl Curb Mounted (VCM) – Fixed

The most popular residential curb mounted skylight. This model consists of a durable, weather resistant, extruded aluminum retaining frame and an extruded fusion welded vinyl (PVC) base frame. The vinyl base frame is thermally broken, preventing the passage of cold air from the exterior to the interior light shaft.

The Columbia vinyl curb mounted skylight is designed to work on any height curb with a nominal 2” width.

Wide range of glazing options in both glass and acrylic»

Suitable for all flat or sloped roof applications»

Standard sizes include a full range of models for homes designed with 16” and 24” on centre rafters or trusses.»

Any size skylight available»

Energy Star®»

Exterior frame finishes – four standard colours»

Flashing system»

Interior frame finish including drywall return»

Large capacity four sided condensation channel»


a. Glass

  • Clear
  • LoE³ Clear
  • LoE³ Neat
  • LoE³ Triple Glazed
  • LoE³ Bronze
  • Solar Reflective Bronze
  • Heat Mirror 44
  • Laminated option

All above standard tempered / tempered sealed units.

Each option available with interior pane in laminated — clear or white.

Any other glass option, including grey, blue, green etc in plain or coated glass is available.

b. Acrylic

  • Clear
  • Bronze
  • White

All above available in single, double, or triple glazed.

c. Polycarbonate

  • Clear
  • Bronze
  • White

All above available in single, double, or triple glazed.

See Glazing section for additional information.

  • Glass – Installs on roofs with minimum 2:12 slope (15 degrees)
  • Acrylic – Installs on flat or sloped roofs
  • Polycarbonate – Installs on flat or sloped roofs

See Roof types and slopes section for additional information.

See Why Skylights – What Size section for additional information.

  • Glass available in 34 standard sizes from 16” x 16” to 48” x 48”
  • Acrylic and polycarbonate available in 45 standard sizes from 16” x 16” to 56” x 56”.
  • Any custom size in glass or acrylic also available. Example – inside curb rough opening 17 ¾” x 56 ½”.

  • The VCM skylight, in different glass and acrylic glazing options, meet Energy Star requirements in different Canadian and US climactic zones.

See Energy Star section for additional information.

  • Standard frame colour – Rideau Brown
  • Optional frame colours – Black, White, Sandalwood
  • Custom coloured frames also available

  • Flashing kits available for sloped applications only
  • Suitable for shingles and other low profile roofing materials
  • Use in conjunction with roofing membrane for superior seal
  • Custom flashings are required for flat roofs and other roofing materials

  • White vinyl base frame matches interior light shaft
  • Built in drywall return to provide easy and clean finishing

  • Weep holes in all four corners to allow any condensation build up to drain to the outside roof
  • Allows for multi directional installation of skylight
  • Eliminates water stains on your interior light shaft

  • Comprehensive 20 year warranty on insulated glass, and 10 years on the skylight

See Warranty section for additional information.