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How to Find the Best Skylight Companies in Riverside County

Natural light is a great way to make a space seem larger and more open. Quality skylight companies in Riverside County can help brighten a room by installing modern, affordable skylights, solar tubes and sky tubes. The Prime Buyer's Report can help you locate the best skylight contractors in Riverside County, including those in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best skylight companies in Riverside County and issues related to buying skylights & skylight repair.

Updated June 30, 2014

 The TOP 10 Skylight Companies in Riverside County CA

Copp Roofing & Construction
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(909) 336-4074
26852 California 189
Blue Jay, CA 92317
State License #806485 (B, C39, D24, D41, D12, D03)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Western Regional Master Builders Association Build It Green GAF Master Elite Roofing Contractor Chamber of Commerce-Lake Arrowhead Communities GAF Solar Elite Contractor

Areas Served: Inland Empire incl. Riverside County, Riverside CA, Palm Springs CA
Services: new skylights, skylight contractors, skylight installers
Key Brands: GAF Roofing

Aluminex Inc
(951) 353-1101
11993 Magnolia Ave # H
Riverside, CA 92503

Areas Served: Riverside CA, Palm Springs CA, Menifee CA, Corona CA, Temecula CA, Coachella Valley CA

Elite Skylights
(951) 247-2226
28287 Tristan Dr
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Areas Served: Moreno Valley CA, Riverside CA, Palm Springs CA, Temecula CA, Corona CA, Murrieta CA

How to Find the Best Skylight Companies in Riverside County 

 

Contractors for skylights in Riverside County are required to have a state contractor's license for your protection, though there isn't a specialty license for skylights specifically.  If skylight contractors in Riverside County CA have employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection because if a worker is injured on your property and the company doesn't have worker's comp, you could be liable to pay for the injuries. 

Contractors doing skylights in Riverside County are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all those bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation do have liability insurance coverage which reimburses you in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10  such as our research phone calls to their previous customers, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Skylights and solar tubes can bring light into hard-to-reach areas such as service porches, halls or even closets without the cost of electricity. From full, large skylights that bring natural light into a large room to small tubular skylights known as solar tubes or sun tubes, ideal for smaller spaces or ones with a direct line of sight to a suitable roof area, skylights can add beauty while saving money. But there are differences in styles and function and it can get confusing. 

Skylight Companies in Riverside County Offer Many Types of Skylights. Solar Tubes and Services
A great way to get an airy, natural-light feel in a home is installing skylights or solar tubes. Among other benefits, they reduce the amount of artificial lighting needed, which means that good skylights can save you money on your energy bill! Residential skylights, commercial skylights, solar tubes, skylights for new construction and many choices for custom skylights are available.

The skylight industry has recently focused on energy conservation, and the products offered can reduce your heating and cooling costs, while requiring little maintenance. Some skylight dealers and skylight installers in Riverside County can preserve aging materials (such as rubber seals or wood frames), offer custom replacement skylights, or custom-designed glass for a classic or contemporary look. Some skylights can open either manually or at the touch of a button, so you can enjoy the sky and fresh air right in your home. If you just want some natural light in a small space, consider tubular skylights for hallways, bathrooms, closets, and laundry rooms from one of these skylight companies in Riverside County CA.

Skylight companies in Riverside County have many available styles and types of skylights and solar tubes, including electric skylights, electrically-operated skylights, ventilating skylights, fixed skylights, tubular skylights, sun tubes, flat skylights, round skylights, polygon skylights, dome skylights, and pyramid skylights. Also available are hip-ridge skylights, ridge skylights, patio skylights, lean-to skylights, barrel vault skylights, kitchen skylights, bathroom skylights, bedroom skylights, attic skylights, roof windows, hinged roof windows, and others. 

Some Skylight Contractors in Riverside County Are A Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these contractors for skylights in Riverside County CA: Copp Roofing & Construction, Aluminex Inc, Elite Skylights. Other companies repairing or installing skylights in Corona, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside and Temecula CA who might still be in business include: .

 

 

 

Questions To Ask Skylight Contractors in Riverside County 

 


When choosing which contractors to hire for new skylights in Riverside County , ask these questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials before deciding:


• How long have they been doing skylights in Riverside County specifically? (Different regions have their own unique weather  that will effect choices in materials, options and installation method. The length of experience doing skylights in your location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

 
• How many installations have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, exact type of skylights, etc.?

• Can they give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of installation done who you can call as references? (All skylight contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)


• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed, including brand names and product numbers of the skylights, as well as the type of material and amount used for installation?  (This is key because cheap skylight contractors in Riverside County often only seem cheaper because they are skimping on labor or materials such as flashing and it means leaks, damage and expensive repairs later on.)

 
• How long will it take them to complete the work?


• What are the manufacturer warranties on the new skylights to be installed?


• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?


• Will permits be needed? If so, will the contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?


• Can the company show that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All skylight contractors in Riverside County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an obligation to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All skylight companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)



When you've chosen the best skylight contractors in Riverside County for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the State of California. (All skylight contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)
   

 

 

Resources About Skylight Companies & Solar Tube Dealers 

Licensing & Trade Associations for Skylights in Riverside County
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Skylight/Sloped Glazing Council http://www.aamanet.org/general/2/147/skylight-sloped-glazing


Media & Web Publication for Skylight Companies & Solar Tube Dealers
Door and Skylight Manufacturer Magazine



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Skylights in Riverside County within the following zip codes:

92532, 92561, 92234, 92253, 92879, 92503, 92247, 92595, 92860, 92591, 92261, 92556, 92584, 92589, 92507, 92557, 91752, 92877, 92518, 92211, 92276, 92586, 92552, 92509, 92590, 92539, 92570, 92522, 92596, 92543, 92548, 92501, 92562, 92553, 92536, 92583, 92545, 92517, 92581, 92554, 92320, 92248, 92220, 92223, 92514, 92504, 92521, 92502, 92505, 92292, 92567, 92571, 92264, 92316, 92239, 92226, 92544, 92881, 92546, 92572, 92506, 92262, 92241, 92258, 92883, 92587, 92210, 92882, 92531, 92599, 92282, 92516, 92508, 92878, 92530, 92225, 92201, 92549, 92880, 92585, 92230, 92513, 92240, 92274, 92555, 92592, 92551, 92203, 92519, 92202, 92515, 92270, 92254, 92255, 92263, 92582, 92260, 92564, 92593, 92236, 92563 and 92235



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Skylight Companies in Riverside County within the following cities:

Glen Avon, Mira Loma, La Quinta, Mecca, Moreno Valley, Calimesa, Menifee, Rubidoux, Murrieta, Rancho Mirage, Jurupa Valley, Indio, Sky Valley, Riverside, Hemet, San Jacinto, Palm Springs, East Hemet, Canyon Lake, Lake Elsinore, Coachella, Banning, Desert Hot Springs, Pedley, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Blythe, Temecula, Wildomar, Cathedral City, Woodcrest, Perris, Beaumont, Sun City, Norco and Corona

 

 

Research on New Skylights, Replacement Skylights, Tubular Skylights and Other Skylight Systems in Riverside County 

 

Common Skylight Terms

Acrylic Skylight - Skylights made from acrylic materials such as thermoplastic resins such as Lucite and Plexiglas.  

Air Leakage - The amount of air that leaks from a skylight, especially the area around a skylight installation. Air leakage is rated in cubic feet. Skylight air leakage can be minimized by using insulated skylights and by hiring experienced skylight installers who know how to properly seal off all new skylight installations.

Cap / Counter Flashing - It is important to protect and waterproof skylight installations by using good caps and counter flashing on the exposed edges.

Cladding - An exterior skylight covering that improves skylight appearance and protects skylights from exposure to the elements.

Condensation Gutters - Condensation gutters are troughs built around skylights. Condensation gutters let condensed water drain or evaporate away from the skylight.

Condensation Resistance Factor - Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF) measures how well skylights resist condensation on the inside of the skylight. High condensation resistance factors (CRF) indicate the skylight is better at resisting condensation. This is especially important in areas where skylights will be exposed to harsh weather or extreme temperature fluctuations.

Curb or Base Flashing - The skylight curb or skylight flashing is part of a skylight that waterproofs the sealed edges.

Curb Mount - Curb mount is a skylight frame design that mounts the skylight installation as a permanent part of the building.

Daylighting - When skylights, light tubes, solartubes, Solatubes or natural light openings are placed in ceilings and walls to bring in daylight. Daylighting helps reduce energy use by filtering in natural light instead of artificial lighting.

Dome Rise - The height of the skylight dome.

Dome Skylight - A dome skylight (domed skylight) is a skylight with a dome-like shape. Dome skylights come in many sizes and shades from clear acrylic to white skylights.

Dome Spring Line - Also called the point of curvature, a skylight dome spring line is where the dome of the skylight begins to rise.

Fiberglass Reinforced Polyesters (FRP) - Fiberglass reinforced polyester is the strong, reinforced material skylights are made of. This makes the skylight resistant to weather and chemicals and can be molded into any shape or size.

Haze Factor - Skylight haze factor is the percent of light entering the skylight that is not diffused, or scattered. The haze factor percentage is equal to the percent of light that is diffused by the skylight, for example, a 90 percent haze factor means that 90 percent of light is diffused or scattered by the skylight. All skylights must have at least 90 percent haze factor to comply with skylight codes.

High Impact Acrylic - Many skylights are made from high impact acrylic. High impact acrylic skylights are able to withstand jarring impacts, making for safer skylights.

Hurricane Resistant Skylights - Skylights built to withstand hurricane-strength winds and debris are called hurricane resistant skylights.

Light Tube - Also known as light pipes, sun pipes, tubular skylights, solatubes or daylight pipes, light tubes are used like skylights for bringing natural light into homes. Many light tube installations are in homes and businesses, and some light tubes are used in underground buildings.

Live Loads - Temporary weight loads skylights have to support. Skylight live loads may include people or maintenance equipment. There are strict live load requirements for skylights, tubular skylights, solartubes and dome skylights.

Low Emittance Coating / Low-E Coating - A special skylight coating that helps insulate the skylights from losing heat from the home or bringing heat into the home through the skylight. Energy efficient skylights have low emittance coatings that limit the energy lost through the skylight, tubular skylight or solatube.

Muntin - The dividers between skylight layers.

Natural Light Skylights - Skylights that bring in natural light. Natural Light Skylights is also a skylight company that provides all kinds of skylights and sun tunnels and provides skylight repair.

Solatube - A particular brand of solartube or sky tube.

Self-Flashing - Self-flashing is the base of a skylight that mounts directly to the building surface.

Skylight - Skylights are domes or openings in the ceiling of homes and businesses that admit daylight into the building. Skylights may take the form of a dome skylight, bubble skylight, solartube or tubular skylight.

Skylight Blinds / Skylight Shades - Skylight blinds and skylight shades act just like other blinds and shades to block out daylight and provide privacy. Insulating skylight blinds are available to keep heating and cooling costs low.

Skylight Flashing - Skylight flashing is an important part of skylight installation. Skylight flashing is a material that controls rain and keeps it from leaking into the skylight opening.

Skylight Installation - The act of installing skylights. Home skylight installation (also called DIY skylight installation) is possible, but there are many good skylight installation companies that are available to install replacement skylights or new skylights.

Skylight Pane / Skylight Panel - The acrylic sheet or jointless surface of a skylight is referred to as the skylight pane. Also called a skylight panel.

Skylight Tube - Also called light pipes, light tubes, sun pipes, sun tunnels, tubular skylights, solatubes, solartubes or daylight pipes. Skylight tubes bring in natural light.

Skylites - Skylites is a common misspelling of the word skylights. There is also a skylight manufacturer called American Skylites that builds custom skylights and replacement skylights.

Snow Load - The weight snow places on a skylight. Skylights have to bear snow load for longer amounts of time, so it is important to find skylights with high snow load ratings if you live in an area with heavy snowfall.

Solartube - Also known as light pipe, light tube, sun pipe, tubular skylight or daylight pipe, a solartube brings natural light into homes like a skylight. Many homes and businesses have solartube installations, and some are used for underground buildings and subways.

Sun Tube / Sun Tunnel - A sun tube (also called a sun tunnel) is a light skylight tube or sun pipe that funnels natural light into homes much like skylights. Sun tubes and sun tunnels, like solartubes and solatubes, are more energy efficient than older skylights because they have smaller surface areas for energy to escape.

Tube Skylight / Tubular Skylight - Tube skylights or tubular skylights are skylight tubes that are easy to install, don't leak and are much more energy efficient skylights than traditional dome skylights or bubble skylights.

Visible Light Transmittance - Visible light transmittance (VT) is the measure of the amount of light transmitted by a skylight.

Wasco Skylights - Wasco Skylights are commercial and residential skylights built by the Wasco company. Wasco builds skylights, curb mount skylights, octagonal skylights, hurricane resistant skylights and sun tunnels.

Weep Hole - Holes drilled into skylight frames that drain condensation are called weep holes. Weep holes can make skylights less energy efficient as they can release heat. Some skylight manufacturers don't build a weep hole into their new skylights, instead relying on a condensation gutter.

Wind Load - Short duration load on a structure and its components due to the effects of the wind.

 

 

 

Popular Skylight Manufacturers and Natural Light Skylights Offered

American Skylites

Acrylic skylights
Commercial skylights
Curb mount skylights
Custom skylight systems
Dome skylights
Fall protection skylights
Insulated skylights
Plastic skylights
Polycarbonate skylights
Pyramid skylights / pyramid dome skylights
Replacement skylights
Residential skylights
Thermal skylights
Natural light skylight systems
Venting skylights

Andersen Skylights  

Insulated skylights
Commercial skylights
Laminated skylights
Low-E skylights / low-emittance skylights
Natural light skylight installations
Rectangle skylights
Replacement skylights
Residential skylights / home skylights
Synthetic skylights
Tempered skylights
Venting skylights
Vinyl skylights

Insula-Dome Skylights

Acrylic skylights
Commercial skylight systems
Custom skylights
Dome skylights
Openable skylights
Plastic skylights
Residential skylights / home skylights
Rolling skylights
Skylight design
Skylight fabrication
Sloping skylights

Inter-Sky Skylights

Acrylic skylights
Commercial skylight systems
Custom skylights
Dome skylights
Openable skylights
Plastic skylights
Residential skylights / home skylights
Rolling skylights
Skylight design
Skylight fabrication
Sloping skylights

ODL Skylights

Dome skylights
Energy efficient skylights
Energy star skylights
Hurricane resistant skylights
Maintenance free skylights
Polycarbonate skylights
Replacement skylights
Skylight tubes
Tubular skylights

Pella Skylights

Energy efficient skylights
Home skylights / residential skylight systems
Low maintenance skylights
Motorized skylights
Natural light skylight systems
Openable skylights
Traditional skylights
Venting skylights

Skyshade Daylights

Moulded skylights
Natural daylighting
Openable skylights
Skylight domes
Skylight tubes
Sun tunnels
Tubular skylights

Solatube Skylight Tubes

Commercial tube skylights
Daylighting systems
Light tube skylights
Natural daylighting skylights
Residential daylight systems / home tubular skylights
Solartube systems
Sun tube systems
Sun tunnel natural light tubes
Tubular skylights

Sun-Dome Daylight Technologies

Daylighting systems
Domed skylight
Energy efficient skylights
Energy efficient solartubes
Green skylights
High-impact skylights
Hurricane skylights
Tubular daylighting
Tubular skylight systems

VELUX Skylights

Commercial sun tunnel skylight systems
Electric venting skylights
Fixed skylights
Home skylights / residential skylights
Manual Venting skylights
Skylight blinds / skylight shades
Solar tube skylights
Sun tunnel skylights
Tube skylights
Tubular skylights

Wasco Skylights

Architectural skylights
Commercial skylights
Curb mount skylights
Custom skylights
Energy-efficient skylight systems
Fixed skylights
Home skylights / residential skylights
Hurricane resistant skylights
Low profile skylight systems
Natural light skylights
Plastic skylight systems
Replacement skylights
Standard skylights
Translucent daylighting systems
Vaulted skylights
Venting skylights