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Fixed Skylights

Who We Are

OpenAire is the world’s premier designer, manufacturer and installer of custom design skylights and domes. OpenAire skylights and domes are found in distinctive venues around the globe including shopping centers, aquatic facilities, health and community centers, waterparks, restaurants, hotels and luxury residences.

With over 25 years in business, our in-house team of expert designers, engineers, welders and quality control professionals will custom design, manufacture and install your skylight on time and on budget, anywhere in the world. OpenAire has completed over 1,000 projects throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

What We Do

OpenAire designs, manufactures and installs fixed and operable skylights—from large span structures, to complicated skylights and domes. We work with architects, developers, construction contractors, consultants and other international clients throughout each stage of the design and construction process: from design inception, to manufacturing and installation, to project completion and hand-over. Once your project reaches completion, we continue to provide technical support as needed. OpenAire can custom-design a solution to suit all of your project needs, including unique, complicated, specialized systems that not anyone else can do.

Glazing materials

For large span, complicated skylights and domes, OpenAire employs special extruded thermally broken aluminum profiles made of structural alloy 6061 T6, for all structural members of its skylights. To complement our all-aluminum framing system, OpenAire offers a range of options for glazing materials best suited to your fixed or operable skylight’s applications and requirements. Possible materials include:

Glass

OpenAire skylights can accommodate a range of glass thicknesses and characteristics according to your design and application. From basic tinted, to high performance and low E glass, to louvered glass, to electrically charged, to stained glass, OpenAire has a glass system for any application.

Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate panels are virtually unbreakable and guaranteed to retain clarity and resist yellowing. They are more impact resistant than acrylic and glass materials. They also withstand extreme temperature extremes and are ultraviolet (UV) stabilized.

Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE)

ETFE is a high strength, light weight material and can transmit up to 90% of sunlight. ETFE has a non stick surface so dust and dirt doesn't settle on ETFE easily, if they settle can be cleaned with a small amount of rain or water. ETFE can be made in single layer for small application, double or triple air filled layers.

Photovoltaic

Photovoltaic allows for the entry of natural light, while providing both thermal and sound insulation. Photovoltaic also filter out harmful radiation, while producing clean, free energy through solar power.

The benefits of OpenAire aluminum skylight systems versus steel skylights

Zero maintenance: Unlike steel framing, our maintenance-free, thermally broken aluminum framing system withstands moist, chemical aquatic atmospheres and never needs to be repainted.

Energy efficiency: OpenAire special extruded thermally broken aluminum profiles reduce heat transfer through the structure and therefore reduce the required air conditioning/ heating load. Thermal breaks and vapor barriers control condensation.

Lower life cycle costs: With a maintenance-free aluminum truss structure and a decreased dependence on artificial lighting and air conditioning, OpenAire structures cost less to operate and maintain, offering tremendous long-term value.

Light weight:Aluminum is much lighter in weight versus steel, which reduces the overall loads on your structure.

Aesthetic appeal: Aluminum has a better architectural appearance; it allows architects and designers to avoid the bulky steel look. Custom aluminum extrusions maintain their original appearance from the time of installation, throughout the structure’s lifespan.

Our promise to our customers: OpenAire quality standards

In-house manufacturing and expertise guaranteed by our 10 year warranty

All of OpenAire’s large span, complicated skylights and domes are manufactured in-house. Every component is created by our expert team of designers, engineers, skilled manufacturers and certified welders and carefully inspected by our quality control professionals and independent third-party inspectors. Our experts install the structure on time and on budget, in compliance with local building and design codes anywhere in the world. Upon completion, OpenAire guarantees your fixed skylight or dome with a 10 year warranty against defective design, materials, construction and leakage.

Welding and quality standards

To ensure we provide consistent, quality skylights, OpenAire operates a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certified manufacturing facility. Each of our welders is trained and tested by the CWB to ensure we meet the exacting standards of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and American Welding Standard (AWS). What’s more, our welding supervisors are trained and certified by the CWB to oversee and monitor performance.

But we don’t stop there in our pursuit of perfection. At OpenAire we retain independent welding engineer consultants to provide engineering services in accordance with CSA and AWS, including welding design, welding procedures; welder training, welding audits and project specific weld inspections. They also perform inspections of the manufacturing process, ensuring that our aluminum construction meets all required specifications.

Additionally, all OpenAire skylights meet and exceed the following standards:
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) .
  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA).
  • Aluminum Association Incorporated (AA): SAS-30 Specification for aluminum structures.
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI): Z 97.1 - 2004 Safety glazing materials used in buildings - Safety performance specification and methods of tests.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC): 16 CFR 1201 - Architectural glazing standards related material.
  • Flat Glass Manufacturers Association (FGMA): Glazing manual.
  • Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC) : Classification of insulating glass unit.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified structures

We specialize in energy-efficient, LEED-certified skylights and domes. We implement the required practices and procedures to meet the project's environmental performance goals and sustainable design requirements. More and more organizations are seeing the benefits of LEED certification. It shows a genuine commitment to the community, to people and to the environment.

OpenAire structures contribute points for both LEED for New Construction and LEED for Core and Shell rating systems. Our team of design experts and engineers work with owners, developers, architects and civil engineers to understand their vision and their LEED goals. Work with us from planning stages of your project, and you’ll maximize points while improving overall building performance.

Projects Completed

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Batumi Plaza, Georgia
Batumi Plaza, Georgia


Hockessin Athletic Club,
DE, USA


Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine


Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine

Private Residence,
Philadelphia

Americana Conference
Resort & Spa,
Niagara Falls, Canada

Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine


Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine


Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine


Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine


Aqua Sferra Waterpark,
Donetsk, Ukraine


Grand Cascades Lodge


Jay Peak Resort


Salinas Aquatic Centre


Tropicana Waterpark


Waterzoo Indoor Waterpark


Woodruff Family YMCA

Upcoming Projects - Not Open to Public Yet

Canada
Canada
Russia
Russia

Russia
Russia
China
China
Russia
Russia


Contact us today to find out how you can bring sky into your design.