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Hail Demonstration on Acrylic and Glass Skylights

Example of how a glass skylight can withstand hail while an acrylic skylight breaks and shatters.

Here is a video simulating hail stones hitting a skylight. With the use of frozen paint ball pellets we were able to simulate hail striking an acrylic skylight and a glass skylight. The acrylic skylight … Continue Reading ››

Skylight Domes

Acrylic domed skylights or bubble skylights Domed skylights are usually made from acrylic and sometimes polycarbonate. They are the most common skylight type but are really 1980’s type technology. They usually have an aluminum frame with a thermal barrier. There are better quality skylights out there, made of glass instead of acrylic. As energy prices … Continue reading Skylight Domes