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Feb 03, 21

Acoustical goals in Skylighting

Image by FelixMittermeier from Pixabay Any time you add a new surface to your home or commercial building, it's important to consider the affect on the acoustic environment indoors. Sound inside the structure bounces off interior surfaces. Some surfaces reflect sound more than others, which can in turn create a noisy indoor environment. Meanwhile, sounds outside the structure can...

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Jan 27, 21

Glass is a Part of the Solution

Architectural glass products are a necessity in the construction of beautiful buildings. Glass is beautiful, almost mystical in its function and form. It is see-through, and yet it is firm and hard, like a wall. Through glass, you can see daylight, watch the rain, view the world. Glass is being used to improve lives of people all around...

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Jan 20, 21

Going Green at Your Commercial Operation

Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay “Going green” is quickly becoming a mainstream concept. Companies across the country now find many ways to embrace sustainability, from the manufacturing process to the finished product. As a business owner, you can make sustainability a cornerstone of your methods and business practices. When you take steps to ensure that your engineering, maintenance,...

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Jan 13, 21

RIM Engineering leads in Energy Efficiency and Skylight Endurance

There’s plenty of reasons why we love Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) here at Vtech. It makes complex skylight crafting significantly easier on the end of manufacturers while making skylight performances exponentially stronger and longer-lasting on the side of consumers. Due to its relatively small energy and time-to-build requirements, RIM is also incredibly cost-effective when compared...

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Jan 06, 21

Why RIM Technology for skylights framing

VTECH Skylights are created with a manufacturing process called RIM technology. This unique process is what makes VTECH Skylights the quality fixtures they are. It is our RIM technology that has enabled us to create solid-state skylights that last for decades, leak-free. RIM technology is so innovative and so central to our design that we’d like you to...

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Dec 29, 20

Redefining Skylights

VTECH Skylights offer superior performance in many ways. Whether you’re a homeowner or building owner, it’s natural to seek building products and materials that set the standards for energy efficiency, beauty, and overall quality of design. VTECH Skylights are those products. Knowing what makes VTECH Skylights special can help you decide whether our products are right for...

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Dec 22, 20

6 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Roof and Skylights from Snow Loads

At this time of year, especially in northern climates like in Alaska and the other northern states, snow becomes a serious issue for many homeowners. Snow loads on residential and commercial roofs take a toll, causing everything from ice dams to roof collapse and a variety of other problems that lead to leaks and structural...

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Dec 16, 20

Daylight Exposure

Light is a part of our biology. It guides us throughout the day, influences our body’s natural chemistry, and even our behaviors. Exposure to light helps keep us stay in sync with the natural ebb and flow of the day. Exposure to daylight happens in many ways. Spending time outside is important of course, but even inside, exposure...

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Dec 09, 20

Biophilic design as it relates to skylights

Biophilic is a word that many people have never heard of. All the same, many people have been exposed repeatedly to biophilic design in modern buildings and homes. Biophilic design is a building style that intentionally creates a healthy interaction between humans and the outside environment. Knowing what biophilic design is and how you can incorporate this design into your home architecture...

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