Skip to content

FEATURES

  • Suitable for sloped asphalt shingle roof only, minimum 3:12 pitch. We recommend using Columbia’s underlayment for watertight installation.
  • 3 electric motors and remote control options available, providing features based on customer’s application and needs.
  • Includes built in vinyl curb and wide self flashing flange for optimum seal. Features slotted fastening holes around the perimeter flange, allowing for expansion & contraction caused by temperature change.
  • The easiest skylight model to install – no flashing kit or wood curb required.
  • Maintenance free white thermally broken extruded fusion welded vinyl (PVC) base frame. Features double wall frame for optimal strength and insulation.
  • Integrated four sided gutter (Columbia’s Condensation Control Technology) to collect any condensation caused by Canada’s extreme climate, preventing water from staining your lightwell.
  • White vinyl base frame matches interior lightwell.
  • Durable, weather resistant, extruded aluminum frame with baked enamel paint finish. Seven standard colours (including black), unlimited custom options
  • Custom sizes available up to 4’ x 4’.
  • Pre installed removable insect screen with white aluminum frame to match vinyl base and lightwell.
  • Spring loaded pins allow for easy removal & installation.
  • Manufactured in Canada with 100% North American sourced raw materials.
  • Industry leading warranty.

Available in ultra strong Polycarbonate

Strong Polycarbonate Dome

For applications that need additional security

EN SAVOIR PLUS

Recommended
roof type

Sloped Shingle Roof Feature

Sloped – Asphalt Shingles

EN SAVOIR PLUS

3:12 Minimum
Roof Pitch

Min 3 12 60 14 Roof Pitch Feature

Suitable for low profile asphalt shingle or shake roof only. Recommend using Columbia underlayment for watertight installation.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

Recommended
Locations
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Stairwells
  • Foyers
  • Dining Room
  • Living Room

The Benefits of AC OSF E – Vinyl Self Flashing Electric Venting Acrylic Dome Skylight

The AC OSF E is one of Columbia’s most popular skylights bringing natural light to thousands of homes across Canada. Renowned for its durability and ease of installation – not requiring the building of a curb or flashing. This versatile skylight has many features and benefits.
Fresh Air Ventilation Skylight
Fresh Air Ventilation
  • Improve the health of your home’s interior environment with the clarity and brightness of natural light and fresh air ventilation. Breathe in, and feel the revitalizing power of fresh air.
  • Natural ventilation allows you to release toxic pollutants and odors, and moderate the temperature of your home by expelling hot air that may have accumulated.
  • Open and close with the crank handle supplied for skylights that can be easily accessed. Optional telescopic pole for hard to reach skylights.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

Watertight Self Flashing Venting Skylight
Watertight Self Flashing Design
  1. Aluminum Cap
    • Durable extruded exterior aluminum frame with baked enamel paint finish.
    • Seven standard colours and unlimited custom colour matching. Bring in a paint chip and we will match it.
  2. Base Frame
    • Maintenance free, white heavy duty PVC, thermally broken vinyl base frame with co-extruded draft seal.
  3. Columbia Condensation Control System
    • All Columbia skylights utilize our unique rigid (PVC or Aluminum), four sided, wide gutter – wicking away moisture, protecting your lightwell from damage and unsightly staining.
  4. Curb
    • Built in PVC curb and flashing – No wood curb or metal flashing required.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

3 Electric Motor And Remote Control Options
3 Electric Motor and Remote Control Option Available
  • Columbia provides three levels of electric motors and remote controls: VE-Standard, VE-Deluxe and VE-Elite. They are manufactured by Truth Hardware, which brings decades of experience to the design and manufacturing of their products.
  • Choose the type of motor and remote you want based on your needs.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

 

Home office skylight
The Benefit of Natural Light
  • Living in the north we all need more natural daylight in our homes, particularly during the winter months when days are shorter, there are fewer hours of sunlight, and the sun is at a lower angle than during the summer.
  • Natural light has been proven to increase happiness and productivity.
  • Increasing the amount of natural light in your home offsets the impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder, which affects many people in the winter when they do not receive enough sunlight.
  • Natural light has been shown to lower the risk of nearsightedness in children and young adults by helping the eye produce dopamine, which aids in healthy eye development.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

Skylight flashing highlights
Self Flashing: the Easiest Skylight Model to Install
  • The Columbia self flashing skylight is the choice of installers and do it yourselfers across the country because of how easy it is to install with its integrated PVC vinyl interior frame and flange.
  • No need to build a wood curb or flashing, saving time and money.
  • Attractive low profile appearance compliments your roof line.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

Better Solution For Many Occasions
Acrylic, May Be a Better Solution for Many Applications
  • Acrylic dome skylights are lightweight, and easier to install. The dome shape adds structural strength.
  • Available in both acrylic and polycarbonate. Polycarbonate has exceptional impact resistance and is ideal for applications where added security is needed.
  • Available in clear, white or bronze tint for reducing the sun’s glare and solar heat gain.

EN SAVOIR PLUS

 


Acrylic is the right choice for many applications

  • Columbia manufactures skylights in acrylic and polycarbonate.
  • These versatile glazing materials are able to be produced in double and triple glazing options.
  • Acrylic and polycarbonate come in three tints – clear, bronze, and translucent white.
Double Glazed Clear
Double Glazed Clear
  • Double glazing is the right choice for most Canadian applications.
  • Gives a high degree of insulation.
  • Clear acrylic gives bright natural light.
Double Glazed Bronze
Double Glazed Bronze
  • Double glazing is the right choice for most Canadian applications.
  • Gives a high degree of insulation.
  • Bronze acrylic delivers the maximum protection from extreme sunlight, reducing glare and solar heat gain.
Double Glazed White
Double Glazed White
  • Double glazing is the right choice for most Canadian applications.
  • Gives a high degree of insulation.
  • White acrylic reduces the impact of extreme sunlight, reducing glare and solar heat gain.
  • Provides privacy.
Triple Glazed Clear
Triple Glazed Clear
  • Triple glazing is the preferred choice for Canadian climate, and provides additional energy efficiency.
  • Provides a superior degree of insulation.
  • Clear acrylic gives bright natural light.
  • Additional comfort in your interior space.
Triple Glazed Bronze
Triple Glazed Bronze
  • Triple glazing is the preferred choice for Canadian climate, and provides additional energy efficiency.
  • Provides a superior degree of insulation.
  • Bronze acrylic delivers protection from extreme sunlight, reducing glare and solar heat gain.
  • Additional comfort in your interior space.
Triple Glazed White
Triple Glazed White
  • Triple glazing is the preferred choice for Canadian climate, and provides additional energy efficiency.
  • Provides a superior degree of insulation.
  • White acrylic reduces the impact of extreme sunlight, reducing glare and solar heat gain.
  • Provides privacy.
  • Additional comfort in your interior space.

3 types of affordable venting skylight electric operating systems

Columbia provides three levels of hardwired motor and window hardware, electric components are UL listed, CSA approved, and operate from 110 volt household current. The VE Standard, VE Deluxe and VE Elite – a solution for almost every budget. If you want Smart Home integration see our FAKRO solar powered venting deck mount skylight, FVC-S Solar powered venting curb mount sklyight, and FVE (hardwired) skylight pages.

Designed by Truth Hardware™, North America’s leader in skylight and window hardware. • UL listed and CSA approved • Operate from 110 volt household current. Available on the following venting models: OSF vinyl self flashing and OCM vinyl curb mount skylights.

VE STANDARD
Best Value Convenience

When all you need is a wall mounted switch. Perfect for most customers.

  • VE Standard kit includes: motor, cover & wall switch.
  • The 3 position Decora wall switch is designed for a single gang electrical box. Load tested for a total skylight weight of 90lbs.
  • Operates from standard 110 volt household current, no transformer required.
  • Automatic motor reversal engineered into the system reverses the motor in case of obstruction.
  • Perfect for most value conscious customers.
  • Wall switch control up to 4 skylights.

VE DELUXE
Popular Choice – Remote and Rain Sensor

This elegant remote control provides the flexibility of a hand held unit, and includes a rain sensor.

  • VE Deluxe kit includes: motor, cover, rain sensor & slim line remote.
  • Rain sensor automatically closes the skylight at the first sign of moisture.
  • Remote operates up to 4 skylights. Load tested for a total skylight weight of 90lbs.
  • Operates from standard 110 volt household current, no transformer required.
  • Automatic motor reversal engineered into the system reverses the motor in case of obstruction.
  • Multiple skylight control requires one VE Deluxe kit. Each additional skylight requires the VE Standard kit.

VE ELITE
Feature Packed – Remote, Rain Sensor & Thermostat

This top of the line remote comes with a thermostat, adjusting to your room temperature setting, and includes a rain sensor.

  • VE Elite kit includes motor, cover, rain sensor & LED remote, and window hardware. Electric components are UL listed, CSA approved, and operate from 110 volt household current.
  • Remote can operate an infinite number of skylights.
  • Create up to 9 skylight groups for simultaneous control.
  • Each group can have an infinite amount of skylights.
  • Corrosion resistant rain sensor automatically closes skylight during inclement weather.
  • Load tested for a total skylight weight of up to 160lbs.
  • Operates from standard 110 volt household current, no transformer required.
  • Automatic motor reversal engineered into the system reverses the motor in case of obstruction.
  • Wall mount control panel option also available – controls up to 20 skylights.
  • Features a thermostat, enabling skylights to open or close automatically based on the room temperature setting.
Icon min pitch 3_12

Sizes FOR GL VSF Vinyl Self Flashing Fixed GLASS Skylight

Available in the sizes shown in the chart below (Imperial and Metric). You can also review the most popular sizes. If you don’t see the size you need below, then please visit our Custom Sizes page. You can also download a printable PDF of the chart.

GO TO CUSTOM SIZES

If you can’t find the size you want in our standard sizes, go to our Custom size page.

Standard skylight measurement are available in both options.

Popular Sizes

The yellow star indicates the most popular sizes.


Icon min pitch 3_12
Size Chart – Summary
Ac Osf E Size Chart Summary Metric En
Ac Osf E Size Chart Summary Imperial En

Pinch to enlarge.

NOTE: Sizes are reversible (must be specified at time of ordering). I.e. 3676 can be 7636.

Technical Information

Each model comes with a downloadable information package to help you select, specify, and install our product. If you do not find what you need, don’t hesitate to call our Columbia Customer Service Team at 604 437 3377 (Toll Free: 888 437 5557) or email info@columbiaskylights.com.

Download
Size Chart
Download Size Chart Cta
Download a PDF of the size chart for this model to keep as reference.

The size chart comes in Imperial and Metric.
Installation
Instructions
Columbia Installation Instructions Cta
Use Columbia’s installation instructions to ensure a successful installation.

Download the instructions for this model, or if you need multiple models go to the Installation Instruction Library page.
Drawings &
Specifications
Drawings And Specs Cta
Download two formats of this model’s technical drawings – (1) Detail or (2) Product Data. Also available, .dwg (CAD file) and Product Specifications as a Word Doc, PDF, or Text file.

For multiple models go to the Drawings & Specification Library page.

Why Columbia

Columbia wins ENERGY STAR® award two years in a row

For the second year in a row Columbia Skylights was recognized by ENERGY STAR® Canada – receiving the prestigious 2022 Special Recognition Award and the 2021 Sustained Excellence award. We appreciate ENERGY STAR Canada for recognizing Columbia’s decades of focus on sustainability and our continued commitment to producing the only Canadian made energy efficient skylights that adhere to the current ENERGY STAR certification.

Columbia has been a member of the ENERGY STAR Canada program since 2007.

As Canada’s largest skylight manufacturer we want to acknowledge Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian ENERGY STAR program for highlighting our ongoing efforts across product development, glazing technology, manufacturing sustainability, and the promotion of ENERGY STAR to the Canadian consumer.

LEARN MORE

Review our FAKRO Premium European skylights, roof windows & flat roof skylights

FAKRO produces the highest quality European designed & manufactured skylights in the world, delivering exceptional performance and energy efficiency. If you want the best for your home, FAKRO skylights & roof windows are what you are looking for, with outstanding craftsmanship and finish.

Columbia is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor of FAKRO skylights and roof windows. For over 30 years, the FAKRO group has produced beautifully designed, technically superior skylights. All of the FAKRO skylights are produced in their European plants.

As the second largest skylight manufacturer in the world, FAKRO supplies up to 15% of the global skylight market – with over 8 million skylights sold in more than 50 countries.

LEARN MORE