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Skylight Weather Tightness – How The Right Manufacturing Helps

July 5, 2023

Skylight Weather Tightness & Impact Of Reliable Manufacturing

Weather tightness plays a major role in ensuring the performance and structural integrity of your commercial building. From strong winds all the way to hail, high UV indexes, or heat, the manufacturing materials and techniques used may end up determining the longevity of the building and the level of comfort it provides to its occupants.

Skylights, popular in commercial buildings for their ability to provide natural light and improve energy efficiency, are no exception. Weather tightness is crucial for skylights, as they are directly exposed to the elements.

In this article, we will explore the impact of reliable manufacturing on skylight weather tightness and how VTECH Skylights ensures their skylights meet and exceed industry standards.

Weather Tightness for Skylights – What Does It Really Mean?

When it comes to skylights, weather tightness refers to the ability of the skylight to prevent water and air from penetrating into the building. This is important for several reasons.

  • It helps to keep the building dry and free from water damage.
  • It helps to maintain a comfortable indoor environment by preventing drafts and air leaks.
  • It helps to improve the energy efficiency of the building by reducing heat loss and air infiltration.
  • Framing material of Aliphatic Polyurethan, reducing interior sound transmission.

To achieve weather tightness, skylights must be designed and manufactured to meet certain standards. These standards may vary depending on the location of the building, and the type of skylight installed.

For example, skylights installed in areas with high wind or heavy snow may require different design and manufacturing techniques than those installed in areas with mild weather conditions.

At VTECH Skylights, we understand the importance of weather tightness and design our skylights to meet or exceed industry standards for weather resistance. We use high-quality materials and advanced manufacturing techniques to ensure that our skylights are able to withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

Impact of Reliable Manufacturing On Skylight Weather Tightness

When it comes to skylight material manufacturing, it is important to use advanced techniques and materials to create skylights that are weather-tight and structurally sound.

Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) Technology

RIM technology is a manufacturing process that uses a high-pressure mix of two liquid components that are injected into a mold. These components react and expand, filling the mold and creating a solid, one-piece frame. RIM technology has many benefits, including:

  • A seamless, one-piece frame that eliminates the need for vertical mullions or supports, providing a clear view and maximizing natural light.
  • A built-in thermal barrier that eliminates the need for thermal brakes, reducing the risk of condensation and improving energy efficiency.
  • Durability and impact resistance, ensuring the skylight can withstand extreme weather conditions.
Solid State Skylights

VTECH Skylights also offers Solid State Skylights, which are made from a single piece of material, with no joints or seams. Solid State Skylights have several benefits, including:

  • A seamless design that eliminates the risk of leaks and provides superior weather-tightness.
  • High impact resistance, ensuring the skylight can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.
  • Energy efficiency due to the built-in thermal barrier and the use of high-performance glazing.

These technologies represent a better approach to skylight manufacturing, as they provide a superior level of weather-tightness, structural integrity, and energy efficiency. With our advanced manufacturing processes, we can confidently say that our skylights are durable, impact-resistant, and built to last. Not one leak in 18 years, thus providing a 20-year transferrable warranty.

Quality Assurance

We also employ specialized software to inspect our skylights (quality assurance), considering factors such as wind load, snow load, and thermal expansion. If there is even the slightest issue in the manufactured product(s), it is immediately reported and rectified.

This ensures that our skylights are structurally sound and can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.

By using these techniques and materials, we can confidently say that our skylights are weather-tight and impact-resistant. We take pride in our reliable manufacturing processes and are committed to providing our customers with skylights that offer both beauty and performance.


Weather tightness is crucial for ensuring the performance and structural integrity of your commercial building. When it comes to skylights, reliable manufacturing techniques such as RIM technology and integrated thermal brakes are known to greatly improve their weather tightness and overall performance.

At VTECH Skylights, we pride ourselves on using advanced techniques and specialized software to design and manufacture skylights that can withstand extreme weather conditions.

If you're looking for high-quality skylights designed and manufactured to meet your specific needs and requirements, contact VTECH Skylights today. Our team of experts is here to help you choose the right skylight for your commercial building and ensure that it is installed and maintained to the highest standards.

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