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Dec 02, 20

Wind Pressure on Skylights: The Dangers and Defenses

To build a breed of skylights that offer surefire integrity and decades-long performance, the glass panels used in their design—and the way they are installed—must be carefully considered. That’s not only to prevent breakage caused by accidental collisions, falls, foul balls, and any other unexpected impacts, but because wind pressure is the primary source of...

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Nov 24, 20

Four legacy products moving forward as one.

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...

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Nov 18, 20

The importance of Natural light (both inside and out).

Since our prehistoric days, we have relied upon natural light. It is life-giving, life-sustaining. Without daylight, we would not be able to grow crops to survive. Without natural light, there would be no reason or ability to survive. Which is all to say that natural light is more important than many of us will ever...

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Nov 11, 20

Snow loads (deadweight) impact on skylights.

Heavy snow loads can take their toll on your roof and skylights, especially if your skylights are poor quality, improperly installed, or not installed to code. Generally speaking, snow weighs about 20 pounds per cubic foot, but that weight varies depending on the type of snow and how compacted it has become. Your weather and...

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Nov 04, 20

Smarter Skylight Clusters

Up until very recently, replacing decaying skylight installations could be a real pain. In previous years, all commercial and industrial facilities that implemented their own skylighting solutions to harness the benefits of natural light would eventually find themselves stuck with aged and leaking models that needed to be addressed. Much too frequently when this happened,...

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Oct 28, 20

Hurricane Resilient Skylights

Image by MichaelGaida from Pixabay When hurricanes blow into town, winds can exceed 150 miles per hour. Storms this big can break windows with flying debris and lift roofs from homes. When hurricanes finally pass, they leave devastation in their wake.  Skylights are especially vulnerable to hurricane damage if they’re not constructed to withstand hurricane-force...

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Oct 21, 20

The Best Skylights in Safety, Security, and Reliability

More skylight designs are available on the market today than ever before—and that means anyone interested in enhancing their property with attractive aerial views and healthier natural lighting has a fair amount of options to consider for themselves. After all, modern skylights are produced in countless forms to match any number of aesthetic preferences and...

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Oct 14, 20

How Much Is Your Skylight Costing You?

Good quality skylights like VTECH solid-state skylights are a great investment that can increase your home’s value and improve quality of life. By bringing light and cheer to your home’s interior, VTECH skylights make every day at home a bit brighter. Unfortunately, poor quality skylights can do the opposite by costing money in maintenance and repair....

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Oct 07, 20

Performance and Accountability of your Skylight Warranty

VTECH skylights are known industry-wide for their long-lasting beauty and exceptional performance. Other skylights, though they perform well upon installation, start to degrade as time goes on. If a warranty is a sign of a company’s confidence in their products, or an indicator of how long the product could be expected to last, then typical skylight...

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