November 24, 2020
VTECH skylight’s best-in-class approach to skylight design is the product of many years of testing, experimentation, and re-working all the best technologies and materials. It took us a while, but we created the best skylights available to businesses and homes in the United States. We used four legacy products moving forward as one to create long-lasting, ultra-durable skylights that stand up to high winds and impact from fast-moving objects. VTECH skylights are the go-to skylight systems for homeowners seeking high-end skylight products for their roof.
So, what are our skylights made of?
Aliphatic polyurethane is a chemical compound frequently used as a coating in industrial construction. It’s tough but flexible and added to many products to create a durable finish. We added it to our skylights to create an ultra-strong aliphatic polyurethane frame.
Metal is the standard material used in residential and commercial skylights around the country. Although metal skylights are effective in most cases, some types of roofing materials do not combine well with metal skylights. Our solid-state aliphatic polyurethane frames are so flexible and multi-purpose, they can be paired with any roofing material.
LoĒ³ 366 glass is a proprietary product made by Cardinal Glass industries. We use LoĒ³ 366 glass because it provides superior thermal insulation. With a clear coat of silver on the surface of the glass, our skylights reflect heat into the atmosphere while allowing visible light into your house.
Up to 95 percent of UV radiation is prevented from entering your house, and all while the heat that’s already in your house is reflected back inside! Two more important things to know about LoĒ³ 366 glass:
When you go out to our website, you’ll notice that we talk a lot about a Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) process. During the RIM process, a combination of COLOFAST® Polyurethane and Isocyanate is injected into a mold and then cured in the desired shape. This becomes the skylight frame. RIM processing is perfect for skylights because skylights are so often subjected to harsh conditions, intense outdoor temperatures, freezing precipitation, and long days of heat from the sun.
The downfall for many traditional skylights is their many parts, cobbled together from traditional building materials like caulking and screws. When one component of the skylight fails, the entire unit fails. Caulking only lasts so long, especially in harsh rooftop conditions. Solid-state skylights are different. The revolutionary design of our solid-state products means there is no shifting, bending, or breaking down of the material. Our solid-state skylights allow for use of different types of protective glazing, including blast-resistant glass, hurricane glass, and bullet-proof panes.
How are solid-state skylights created? RIM processing encapsulates the glazing to create a single bonded unit that cannot fail. The bond between the glass and frame takes place as the frame cures. Once it has cooled, the result is a skylight that’s all one piece. No caulk. No separation of materials that could potentially leak. Solid-state skylights are easier to install compared to traditional skylights. They require no additional fastenings, no extra layers of caulk. They’re also easy to customize, and totally secure.
VTECH skylights offer superior protection from the elements, superior strength in the face of high-impact accidents, and long-lasting convenience. They require little maintenance and last for decades. To find out more about how you can make VTECH skylights a part of your home or commercial structure, contact us.