US 3005291 A
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Oct. 24, 1961 1.. c. HUBER 3,005,291
SKYLIGHT CONSTRUCTION Filed on. 5, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet '1 Oct. 24, 1961 L. (2. HUBER 3,005,291
SKYLIGHT CONSTRUCTION Filed Oct. 3, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet '2 INVENT'OR nrroRn/ty Generally speaking, this invention relates to skylights and, particularly, to an improved construction for such devices.
The principal difficulty with skylights constructed, under present day techniques, is in the fact that frost is able to penetrate along the frame of the skylight and cause condensation and dripping inside a building.
It is therefore, the principal object of my improved construction to provide means whereby an effective frost barrier is provided.
A further object is to provide a skylight construction wherein the frost barrier also seals the skylight to the building.
A still further object is to provide skylight construction wherein a portion of the skylight may be constructed from a light weight material while the remainder of the skylight is constructed from a strong fireproof material.
A still further object is to provide a skylight construction that is simple and light weight in construction and still will meet fire regulations.
An additional object is to provide a skylight construction wherein a plurality of different materials may be used in the construction of the skylight to meet varying conditions and specifications.
Still further objects and advantages of my skylight construction will be seen when the following specification is read in the light of the attached drawing. It should be understood however, that while I will describe my construction with a certain degree of particularity, the information disclosed in the specification and drawing is not to be construed as a limitation and, various changes and modifications may be made to my construction without departing from the inventive spirit and scope thereof.
In drawings illustrating a preferred embodiment:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a completed skylight.
FIGURE 2 is a broken away perspective view, enlarged and in detail to illustrate my improved construction.
FIGURE 3 is an enlarged broken away view in side elevation again showing my improved construction.
I have shown in the drawings my improved skylight designated generally by the numeral 1 and fitted over a curb 2 which, as is common, is secured to and surrounds an opening in the roof 3 of a building. As is usual, the curb 2 is of a wooden construction and is finished interiorly with lath and plaster or like materials 4 and with a header 5 at the upper end of the lath plaster. Obviously, while I have illustrated and described lath and rates atent plaster and header construction on the interior of the v building, any one of a number of well known interior finishes could be used if desired.
The skylight manufactured in accordance with my improved construction includes the inner supporting framework composed of the inner skirt 6 and outer skirt 7. The outer skirt 7 is formed with the flange 8 while the inner skirt 6 is formed with the co-operating clip 9 and the inner supporting framework is produced by fitting the clip 9 over the frost resistant spacer 10 which is in turn formed around the flange 8. It will be noted that the frost resistant spacer 10 extends below the inner supporting Patented Get. 24, 1961 framework as indicated at 11 and when the framework is fitted over the curb 2, the portion 11 provides an effective seal against the curb. Securement of the inner supporting framework on the curb 2 is accomplished by the holding screws 12 which extends through the inner skirt into contact with the header 5 and curb 2 and while there is only one shown, it would be obvious that sutficient screws would be provided to anchor the framework se curely.
The translucent skylight dome 13 has an outwardly flared edge 14 which rests on the outer skirt 7 and which has the resilient spacer 15 therebetween to act as an insulater and shock absorber. An additional resilient spacer 16 rests on the opposite side of the flared edge 14 and the dome 13 is then clamped to the outer skirt 7 by means of the outer frame 17 which engages on the resilient material 16 and is secured to the outer skirt 7 by suitable metal screws 18 or the like.
In View of my unique construction wherein the inner supporting frame consists of an inner and outer skirt coupled together with a frost resistant spacer therebetween, it is now possible for me to construct the outer skirt of a light weight material such as aluminum and to construct the inner skirt 6 of a fire resistant material such as steel or the like. When constructed in this manner, it is possible to support a translucent fire member 19 constructed of wire glass, for example. A resilient spacer 20 is included between the fire resistant member and the inner skirt 6 and the firc resistant member 19 is held in position by means of spring clips 21 or the like.
It will thus be seen that with my improved construction, it is possible to construct a skylight wherein the supporting framework may be constructed of aluminum to reduce the weight of the structure and wherein the remaining portions may be coupled to the aluminum with a frost resistant barrier therebetween and the remaining portions may be constructed of sufficient strength to support fire resistant materials as required by fire regulations.
What I claim as my invention is:
An improved construction for a skylight to cover openings in a roof surrounded by a curb comprising, an inner supporting frame adapted to fit over the curb, such inner supporting frame comprising an outer skirt having a flange and an inner skirt having a clip fitting over the flange and having frost resistance material therebetween and coupling the inner and outer skirts together, such frost resistant material extending below the inner supporting framework and adapted to contact the curb and provide a frost shield between the inner supporting framework and the curb, a translucent dome having an outwardly flared edge seated on the outer skirt, an outer framework engaging on the flared edge of the translucent dome and means securing the outer and inner framework together thus retaining the flared edge of the dome therebetween.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 102,441 Siddons Apr. 26, 1870 938,869 Hunter Nov. 2, 1909 2,790,400 Wasserman Apr. 30, 1957 FOREIGN PATENTS 723,263 Great Britain Feb. 2, 1955 OTHER REFERENCES Sweets' Architectural File, for 1956, page 2 of Section 20a/ Be and page 8 of Section ZOa/Va.