Vinyl Self Flashing (OVSF-E) – Operable Electric

This venting model consists of a durable, weather resistant, extruded aluminum retaining frame and an extruded two piece fusion welded vinyl (PVC) sash and base frame. The vinyl base frame is thermally broken and features a double wall frame construction that forms an annular dead air space for optimal insulation. The OVSF includes built in vinyl curb and wide flashing flange for optimum seal. The easiest venting skylight model to install.

The Columbia vinyl self flashing models must be installed on minimum 3:12 roof pitch.

Electric operating mechanism»

Infrared remote control»

Removable insect screen»

Wide range of glazing options in both glass and acrylic»

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»

Large capacity four sided condensation channel»


The OVSF –E skylight consists of concealed slim motor with attractive cover, control system and rain sensor that automatically closes your skylight during inclement weather.

Easy to install electric system plugs into standard 120V outlet.

Your OVSF-E electric skylight opens and closes with the use of your included, easy to use remote control.

A remote can operate up to 6 electric skylights.

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.

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 roof opening 17 ¾” x 37 ¾”

The OVSF skylight in different glass or acrylic glazing options meets Energy Star requirements in different Canadian climatic zones.

See Energy Star for additional information.

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

  • Built in PVC flashing flange eliminates the need for metal flashing system
  • Suitable for shingles and other low profile roofing materials
  • Features slotted fastening holes around perimeter of flange
  • Use in conjunction with roofing membrane for superior seal

  • White vinyl base frame matches interior light shaft
  • Use of drywall j-clip ensures professional seamless 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. Direction must be specified when ordering.
  • 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.