Vinyl Curb Mount - Venting Electric (OVCM-E)

Columbia’s premium residential venting curb mounted skylight comes in two model options – VE Deluxe and VE Standard .
Both model options include  our standard exterior aluminum frame with brown baked enamel finish and an extruded two
piece fusion welded vinyl (PVC) sash and base frame. The vinyl frames are thermally broken,preventing the passage of
cold air from the exterior to the interior light shaft.

The Columbia venting vinyl curb mounted skylight is designed to work on any height curb with a nominal. Curb width cannot exceed 1.75”

At the push of a button or the flick of a switch, you’re in command with fresh air and temperature control.
Columbia is pleased to offer the following electric venting options, perfect for skylights set in high ceilings or hard to reach areas:

VE Deluxe

• Designed by Truth Hardware®, the VE Deluxe kit includes a slimline remote, skylight motor, rain sensor and decorative cover.
• The VE slimline remote allows you to control up to four skylights with the same wireless remote.
• Controlling multiple skylights with one remote requires only one VE Deluxe kit. Each additional skylight requires the more economical VE Standard kit.
• VE Deluxe kit includes a rain sensor that automatically closes your skylight during inclement weather.

VE Standard

• Designed by Truth Hardware®, the VE Standard kit includes a skylight motor, decorative cover and wall switch designed for a standard single gang electrical box.
• The VE Standard kit will sequentially control up to four skylights utilizing the same wall switch. It is the most cost effective way to motorize a skylight.

Design Features:

• Columbia motorized skylights feature low profile design, decorative cover and quiet running motor.
• Automatic motor reversal is engineered into the system. It is intended to reverse the motor should an obstruction stop the skylight while closing.
• VE Electric motor kits are simple to install and operate from a 110 volt household current, with no transformer required.
• VE Electric motors are UL listed and CSA approved.

Removable insect screen»

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»


Exterior frame finishes – four standard colours»

Flashing System»

Interior frame finish»

Large capacity four sided condensation channel»


  • Pre installed with white aluminum frame to match vinyl base and light shaft.
  • Spring loaded pins allow for easy removal and installation.

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 options, 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 22 standard sizes from 16” x 16” to 48” x 48”
  • Acrylic and polycarbonate available in 22 standard sizes from 16” x 16” to 48” x 48”.
  • Any custom size in glass or acrylic also available. Example – inside curb rough opening 17¾” x 37¾”

The OVCM-E skylight depending on glass glazing option meet ENERGY STAR® requirements in different US and Canadian 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 and Columbia IWS skylight unerlayment 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 on inside fastening OVCM only.

  • Weep holes allow any condensation build up to drain to the outside roof
  • Allows for multi directional installation of skylight. Direction must be specified when ordering.
  • Eliminates water stains on your interior light shaft

See Warranty section for additional information.