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Sep 09, 20

Do You Need a Service Department?

Image by free stock photos from from Pixabay  It’s stressful when skylights malfunction. It doesn’t take long for water drips, water damage, stains, and mold to do hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage to your home or commercial building. If you’re in need of help, these tips can help you get the assistance you need to...

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Sep 02, 20

When Skylights Fail

Failed skylights are more than a disappointment: they’re a big problem for homeowners and commercial building owners. A failed skylight can cause damage that can compromise your roof’s integrity. Leaks, mold, mildew, stains, and wood rot are all types of problems that can occur when skylights go bad.  Once you’ve noticed the signs of failure...

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Aug 26, 20

Enhancing your Property’s Security with Solid-State Skylights

Little in this world is more important than safety. Whether it’s protection from the elements, sickness, or those that would do others harm, the peace of mind that comes from inhabiting an assuredly safe space is key to foster a peaceful and productive environment. As such, security has always remained a primary concern for residential...

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Aug 19, 20

Does your homeowner’s insurance cover skylights?

Commons Photo Credit: Source Homeowner’s insurance, HOI, includes a variety of specific insurance protections for private residences and their contents. Most homeowners have HOI for their homes, as lenders generally require it before granting a mortgage loan. Among other types of damage, HOI generally provides coverage for damage to the roof, which is the part...

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Aug 12, 20

Four Steps to Assure Quality Skylight Products

At Vtech Skylights, we’ve discovered the secret to creating a quality product that people can enjoy for years to come. Our products are more than just skylights; they’re a part of your life. Whether they’re found in your commercial building or in your home, Vtech skylights are designed to work for you.  In all our years...

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Aug 05, 20

Heat exposure and Acrylic/Polycarbonate degradation in skylights

Skylights can be made from a number of hard, transparent materials, typically some type of plastic. The two general classes of plastic most commonly used include acrylic glass and polycarbonates. These materials can become yellow over time in response to ultraviolet (UV) from the sun, indicating a weakening of their mechanical strength in addition to...

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Jul 29, 20

How Skylights Help you Achieve Sustainability

As people all over the world come to value healthier and more eco-conscious ways of living, the idea of achieving sustainability has gotten a lot of attention lately. That means the natural light skylights offer have taken on an entirely new appeal for homeowners and organizations of all kinds, and so now these sustainable lighting...

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Jul 22, 20

Preferred Fire-rated Glazing for Glass Skylights

Fire resistance is one of the most critical factors to consider when selecting a skylight for your roof. The glazing material is particularly important since it must also be transparent and resistant to impact. Accordingly, the federal government has established fire standards for roof coverings that include skylights. These standards are a primary design consideration...

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Jul 15, 20

Glazing options. The latest developments in glazing technology for use in glass skylights.

Image by Wendy Corniquet from Pixabay The term “glazing” originally referred to the glass in a window. Today, it usually means any transparent material in a window, although it also may refer to a film over that material. Skylight manufacturers use a variety of materials as glazing, primarily for the purpose of controlling its impact...

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