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GAMCO Corporation skylights light up Rockleigh, New Jersey ballroom


Bergen County, NJ — The main ballroom at The Rockleigh, a Bergen County event and wedding venue, now boasts large new architectural skylights providing abundant natural light to the interior space. The five structural skylights were custom designed and fabricated by GAMCO Corporation. The Rockleigh is located at 26 Paris Ave. in Rockleigh, NJ.

The installation of the five GAMCO skylights, totaling 400 s/f, were part of major renovation and roof replacement work at The Rockleigh, which suffered a serious fire in August 2022. As no skylights existed on the building prior to the fire, GAMCO’s technical staff worked in close collaboration with the installation team at AAA Metal & Glass to conceive of, design, fabricate, and deliver the aluminum frame skylight units to achieve the owner’s vision and project goals.

Over its 38-year history, GAMCO has had extensive experience in the design and fabrication of custom-sized architectural skylights and solariums. In recent years, GAMCO has supplied skylights for several notable projects including the historic Heights Casino squash and tennis club in Brooklyn, NY, 28 units for the Kasmin Gallery in Manhattan, a unique five-ridge skylight outdoor arcade glass roof spanning nearly 70 ft. at the entrance to the Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan, and a very impressive 55 ft. long skylight for the showroom at the Porsche Monmouth dealership in New Jersey.

For The Rockleigh project, GAMCO used its versatile SK2000 Structural Skylight product in a double pitch with hip-ends configuration. The custom sized aluminum frame SK2000 features 30-degree pitch angles, strong 0.125” aluminum extrusion components with integral condensate gutter pockets. The five equal-size 71” x 155” skylights used 2” x 3-½” base profiles and 2” x 2” rafter components. The GAMCO skylights were curb mounted on five separate roof openings. All the GAMCO SK2000 skylight system aluminum components received a durable factory applied white paint finish.

The skylights for The Rockleigh project were specified with 1” glazing pockets. Insulated laminated glass units were supplied by others and field installed. The GAMCO SK2000 Skylight System secures the insulated glass units in place with gaskets and pressure bars with snap-on covers.

Project partners, besides The Rockleigh owners and management, include AAA Metal & Glass of Paterson, NJ, a premier regional fenestration firm, and insulated glass fabricator Opulux Glass of Hanover, NJ.

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