Portlights

Hatteras LRC 65' port light , pic

Port Lights Now Available

Fixed portlights aren’t for everyone, but from personal experience, once a portlight window is opened, leaks can occur. This happens because the seal around the rubber gasket breaks and loses its “seal”. Over time the rubber gasket starts to look like it’s been in the Mojave Desert! Then there’s the old, crazed lexan/acrylic that prompts visions of a frozen windshield in the middle of an upstate New York winter storm…and let’s be honest, no one wants to be reminded of that!

If any of this sounds familiar, consider these questions about your portlights:

  • Do they leak? (Is it the portlight, gasket or acrylic?)
  • Have I repaired/replaced the portlights before?
  • Is the rubber gasket “seal” broken?
  • Is the rubber gasket dried out or cracked?
  • Is the lexan/acrylic crazed?
  • Is the lexan/acrylic leaking?
  • Are the screws worn out from tightening?
  • Do I keep the portlights closed most of the time?
  • Do I primarily use the portlights for light only?
  • Do I primarily use the portlights for the view?

Did you answer yes to any of these questions? It’s easy to see why fiberglass portlights with fixed glass (instead of lexan or acrylic) is a superior choice to reduce the maintenance and repair of portlights.

Consider increasing the size of the portlight to increase the natural light and outside view. Choose your glass tint to customize your view. Graylite 14, a darker glass tint, is a popular choice for portlights. It still provides a nice source of light, but the darker tint keeps some of the heat out, which is helpful in warmer climates.

Our portlights are built with fixed glass installed. We have a few sizes in stock. And of course, custom sizes can be built as well. Give us a call to discuss your portlight needs!

Picture of port light

Small rectangle port light replacement window

Portlight – Small Rectangle

Rough Opening Size: W 15 9/16″ x L 7 3/4″ x H 5/8″
Outside Finished Frame Size: 17 11/16″ x 9 3/4″ x H 5/8″
Weight: 5 lbs. each
Glass tint: graylite 14
Frame painted according to your specification.

Portlight – Large Rectangle

large replacement portlight window

Large rectangle port light replacement window

Rough Opening Size: W 15 5/8″ x L 11 5/8″ x H 5/8″

Outside Finished Frame Size: W 17 11/16″ x L 11 5/8″ x H 5/8″
Weight: 6 lbs. each
Glass tint: graylite-14 tint
Frame painted according to your specification.

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