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Retractable Skylights

Our retractable skylights can open any venue.

Unlike common “off the shelf” skylights, our retractable skylights open up to let in beautiful, warm weather and can be closed when it’s cold or rainy, offering users year-round enjoyment in naturally lit, dramatically beautiful spaces.

OpenAire develops custom retractable skylights that are as elegant in operation as they are in design: they open quietly and smoothly, and close tight to keep out drafts and moisture. Our designs are fully customizable to any size venue, and are entirely thermally broken to allow the space to be heated or cooled like any other building… BUT with the benefit of being a more sustainable, less costly solution.

OpenAire’s large-span structures cover spans others cannot. Our skylights are fully warrantied and our customers always return to us for their next project.

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Benefits of a Retractable Skylight

Natural Lighting

Sunlight has numerous benefits, including improving mood, increasing productivity, and creating a more inviting space. Having a translucent or transparent roof there is reduced need for artificial lighting.

Year Round Usage

No matter the climate, a retractable enclosure shields makes every venue usable year-round. This is particularly useful for venues like swimming pools, patios, or other outdoor areas which fail to generate revenue when closed.

Energy Efficiency

When the enclosure roof & walls are open the space becomes naturally ventilated. This makes your facility a more sustainable, energy efficient venue which saves owners anywhere from 10-30% y.o.y. on energy costs.

Healthier Environment

A retractable enclosure provides maximum flexibility and adaptability. You can enjoy an open-air space during pleasant weather or enclose the area to protect it from rain, wind, or extreme temperatures at the push of a button.

Retractable Skylight Projects

Retractable Skylight Products

Our products are named based on their category, Roof Shape and Operable Functionality.  For example Our Product SS.E.TOP represents a Single Slope (SS) Enclosure (E) that opens from the Top (TOP).

  • Fixed Skylight (FIX)
  • Retractable Roof Skylight (SKY)
  • Retractable roof enclosure (E)
Roof Shape
  • Curved (C)
  • Single Slope (SS)
  • Double Slope (DS)
Operable Functionality
  • Tele: Telescope
  • BP: Bi-Part
  • Top: Top-Down
  • BTM: Bottom Up