Acrylic skylights are covered and protected by a glazing material with outstanding optical clarity. This material helps with weathering, has good chemical resistance and insulating ability.
bent glass skylights
Glass that is curved by heating to above the glass’s softening point. The glass is then bent by either gravity or press molds.
Also known as: curved glass
In the glazing channel, this is the depth of the glass engagement.
Also known as: purchase, edge engagement
blinds for skylights
Skylights provide added lighting and sometimes unwanted heat loss or gain and UV exposure. Skylight blinds will lower your energy bill and help insulate the house. These blinds can block or even blackout unwanted light. They also protect against UV damage. There is a large selection of blinds made explicitly for skylights.
Also known as: Solar blinds, custom blinds, blinds for skylights, skylight shades blinds, motorized skylight blinds, skylight window blinds, blackout skylight blinds
This protects and waterproofs the skylight by overlapping the top edges at curb.
Also known as: counter flashing
This exterior covering is applied to a frame or a structure for protective purposes.
Also known as: exterior cladding, wooden cladding, aluminum cladding, granite cladding, skylight cladding
A trough that carries off condensed water. This water may be drained to the outside or just evaporate.
Also known as: condensation channels
This structural framing part is used in a skylight system between rafters. It sits generally near horizontal.
Also known as: purlin
This is used for waterproofing at a curb or base.
Also known as: base flashing
curb mount skylights
A skylight frame design that allows the installing and anchoring of a skylight to a wood curb that will be a permanent part of the roof structure. This type is used for a low sloped roof.
Custom skylights can be built of any size to accommodate your unique room or situation.
Two panes of glazing divided by air space.
Also known as: double glazed window, double glazed glass, double glazing panels
fiberglass reinforced polyesters (FRP)
Composite material that is made of a plastic matrix comprised of reinforcing glass fibers to increase the strength or the stiffness.
Corrosion resistant material that is used to control, redirect, or prevent water from entering a structure.
Also known as: roof flashing
This factor tells the percentage of light through a glazing material that does not get diffused. Codes require that skylights have a minimum of a 90% haze factor.
heat-strengthened glass skylights
Glass that is heated in a controlled environment to provide a degree of surface compression. This glass is commonly considered to have two times the strength of annealed glass.
Also known as: tempered glass, safety glass
high impact acrylic skylights
This type of skylight uses a glazing material that has an impact modifier. This is blended with the acrylic resin which meets specific impact requirements.
insulating glass unit
This factory made double glazing has the periphery of air space sealed to minimize infiltration of any water vapor.
Two or more glass plies that are bonded together with resilient plastic interlayers, usually polyvinyl butyral (PVB).
Also known as: laminated tempered glass, laminated glass windows, laminated tempered glass”
Leaks may occur in aging or improperly sealed skylights. Signs of leaking skylights are skylight condensation, nearby water puddling or ceiling stains. You will need to call the skylight company if it is still under warranty. You can also call roofing contractors to ask about skylight leak repair services.
This is a single glazing pane. The use of the term “lite” is chosen to avoid confusion. It is most often referred to as “pane.”
Also known as: pane, light
low emittance (low E) coating
This skylight coating has the reduced ability to radiate heat energy. If it faces an air space, this coating reduces the heat transfer across this space.
Also known as: low e glass, low e insulation, low e window coating, low e glass coatings, low e windows, low emissivity coating, e glass, lo e windows
Motorized skylights are the great answer for ventilating those difficult to reach spots in your roof area and attic. Besides admitting natural light and controlling the temperature levels, these skylights allow the window to fully open for ventilation, and use only a remote control.
motorized skylight shades
You can switch between natural room light and unparalleled glare and heat reduction with this shade. With the push of a button, the shade smoothly glides into place and blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays.
A strip of wood or of metal that separates and holds panes of glass in skylights.
Also known as: sklight muntins, skylight window bars, muntin bar, skylight mullions
Skylights come in standard sizes. When a skylight needs replaced due to age or other problems, a new skylight can fit right into the current hole in the roof.
Many accessories can be included with your skylight. You can select wood frames and sash, aluminum cladding, and insect screens. Manual and motorized telescopic rods help with manual blinds. Talk to your representative about other accessories that can be included.
A base for a skylight that will mount directly to the roof and it doesn’t require a curb.
A glazing and framing assembly made up of sloped and vertical surfaces. This is generally implanted into the roof of a structure to admit daylight.
Also known as: tubular skylights, dome skylights, skylight tube, custom skylights, round skylight, roof skylight, solar tube skylight, sky tunnel skylight, new skylights, acrylic skylights, home skylights, vented skylights, skylight dome, skylight window, venting skylights, motorized skylights
The accumulation of snow on roof, or skylight. This is generally a long term load.
Also known as: skylight snowload, sky light snow loads, snow load for skylights, snow load of skylights
The measure of how well a product stops heat from being transmitted. The better the product’s insulating value, the lower the U-factor will be.
Also known as: window u factor, u factor windows, window u factor ratings, solar heat gain coefficient, energy efficient windows
A vented skylight is the most efficient choice unless allergies are a problem or the air conditioner must be run continually. This is a window that will mount in the ceiling. Knowing hot air rises, the vented skylight will exhaust the hot air and create a breeze in the home.
Also known as: venting skylights, skylight vent, opening skylights, vented skylight, operable skylights, electric skylights
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