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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

Nanotechnology in Skylights

Nanotechnology and Its Uses for Skylights and Glazing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eFOFNevRcI Low e3 glass is standard on all Velux skylights, but what is Low e3? Low-e3 coatings reduce the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light that can pass through glass without compromising the amount of visible light transmitted.
Low e3 coatings are only about … Continue Reading ››

Controlling the Heat

The Best Way to Block Heat from Entering Your Home Low E³ Glass Modern technologies produce glass coatings with impressive statistics—they let in most of the light and very little of the heat. Replacing your glazing to the new highly energy efficient options is the best way to block heat. It feels like you’re … Continue … Continue reading Controlling the Heat