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Your Complete Source For Every Type Of Skylight & Accessory

Columbia Manufacturing Co. Ltd. delivers the widest selection of skylight models in North America, intended to meet every skylight need through our three skylight brands – Columbia, Slimlite, and FAKRO.

Columbia Manufacturing’s goal is to provide the ultimate in skylight selection to the Canadian market. Columbia has grown and evolved since 1955, manufacturing a Canadian made skylight designed to withstand our harsh northern climate. Featuring a design, parts and materials, and manufacturing process that have proven themselves over the past 5 decades, installed on over a million homes and businesses across North America.
  • Seeking to expand its product offering, in 2017 Columbia acquired Slimlite Skylights to address the requirements of the commercial and residential construction industries for an exceptionally durable industrial grade flat roof glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate skylight.
  • Becoming the exclusive Canadian distributor of FAKRO’s premium European skylights, roof windows, and flat roof skylights allowed Columbia to provide the Canadian consumer with a range of exceptional high quality products featuring the latest manufacturing processes, technology, and features. Many of their products are not available from other manufacturers.


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Canadian Made Dark


Columbia is the leader in the North American skylight industry, offering all of our models, fixed and venting, standard and customer sizes, in LoE3 triple glazing choices. Its mission is to provide skylights that are specifically designed and manufactured to exceed the demands of the harsh Canadian climate. Enhancing our customer’s homes and businesses with the benefits of natural daylight and fresh air ventilation.
  • We offer the widest selection of ENERGY STAR® certified skylights in Canada, and are proud to have been recognized by ENERGY STAR Canada in 2021 with a Sustained Excellence award, and in 2022 with a Special Recognition award.
  • Columbia’s glazing options (including ENERGY STAR) are available on all models, fixed & venting, standard & custom sizes.
  • Columbia has spent over five decades manufacturing high quality skylights in North America.
  • Every aspect of the Columbia skylight has been studied, engineered and tested, using the best materials available, including the latest glass technology.

Made In Europe


Columbia is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor for FAKRO skylights, roof windows, and flat roof skylights, sold in over 50 countries worldwide.
  • The world leading FAKRO product range includes a line of deck mounted skylights – fixed, manual, electric and solar venting. The electric and solar venting skylights are equipped with Z-Wave technology allowing for easy Smart Home automation and control of your skylights. Featuring a hand held remote control, optional wall switch, or operation using your tablet, smart phone, and smart speaker.
  • The roof window group of products features exceptional quality and technology. Easy opening centre and top pivot models. An automatic air inlet, that lets in fresh air even when closed, and the first passive house certified roof window in Canada with quadruple glazing.
  • FAKRO has a unique line of fixed and venting flat roof glass skylights, manufactured with a factory build insulated curb. This product line includes fixed, and venting models (manual/electric/solar), a roof access hatch, and the industry’s only flat walkable skylight.

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Canadian Made Dark

Slimlite Skylights have been providing Canadians with natural light solutions and the “Skydome” brand of skylights since the 1960’s. Durable, industrial grade skylights that installers trust to perform for decades.
  • With a diverse range of commercial and residential skylight solutions, Slimlite can fulfill all of your daylighting needs.
  • Renowned for their exceptional manufacturing quality, strength, and durability. Slimlite skylights are available in glass, acrylic, and polycarbonate.
  • Slimlite is able to produce exceptional skylights for large or small projects – from a shopping centre, factory or warehouse, to a single residential house.
  • Slimlite works closely with architects and contractors to develop the ideal skylight solution, ensuring the skylight will perform for decades to come.