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Aug 03, 22

Skylight Safety Obligations for Roofing Contracts

The roofing industry had a work fatality rate 10 times the average work fatality rate in 2018. Skylight safety and roofing safety is critical.  Perhaps related to this problem, improper use of fall protection and lack of fall protection is one of the top OSHA violations. If you’re a roofing contractor, the danger to you and...

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Jul 06, 22

Five Tips For Choosing Your Skylight

Choosing the right skylight can be a challenge! When you start exploring the market for skylights, you may discover that there are many types, brands, and technical terms that make it difficult to decide which skylights are best. Most skylights look similar, so it’s hard to decide which brand produces the superior product. It’s important to...

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Jun 01, 22

Blast Tested Skylights

So you don’t have to give the unthinkable a second thought: VTECH Skylights are blast tested for residential and industrial designs so that we’re sure they will perform under the toughest conditions. VTECH Skylights will stand up to almost anything so our customers and their families will have peace of mind every day. That’s one less...

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May 04, 22

Skylights and Sustainable Living

Sustainable living is a lifestyle. Your skylights play an important role in that lifestyle.  There are many ways society can reduce its use of the Earth’s non-renewable natural resources. There are also many ways to use the Earth’s unlimited natural resources (like sunlight) to reduce our carbon footprint. By altering the way we use energy, we can change the...

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Apr 06, 22

Daylighting Industrial Environments

To create a clean, dust-free environment, some modern factories are constructed without windows, with no access to daylighting. What this has shown is that eliminating windows from factories can have unintended consequences, as windowless environments have negative effects on workers. One example occurred in 1946 when a windowless factory was built in Sweden. Workers complained of headaches...

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Mar 02, 22

Energy Efficient Skylights

In recent years, the push to create energy-efficient fixtures, windows and skylights, appliances, and home systems has been dramatic. The use of solar panels is on the rise, low-flow toilets are the only type of toilets available for purchase, and the use of xeriscaping is becoming more common every day. The reason for this transformation is...

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Feb 02, 22

Skylights Committed To Safety

Skylights have traditionally been a point of weakness in the roof. Traditional skylights can break when they’re impacted by heavyweights, whether that’s from a falling tree, a wind-borne object, or a falling person who is working on the roof. A skylight that cracks and breaks must be fixed at great expense, but what’s worse, a...

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Jan 05, 22

Daylighting in Health Care Facilities

Patients recovering from illnesses and injuries need a healthy environment where they can feel comfortable and free from stress. Daylighting plays a critical role in patient wellness and psychological health. Whether you’re a healthcare provider, a hospital administrator or an architect designing a healthcare facility, it’s vitally important that you provide a healthy environment, including ample...

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Dec 01, 21

Daylighting in Retail

Environmental beauty, including daylighting, plays a big role in the success of your retail location. The more attractive the lighting and other environmental aspects of your store, the more successful your store will be. Incorporating daylighting in your retail location can help boost sales, improve customer loyalty and increase profits. Here’s what to know.  Benefits of...

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