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The Differences Between Glass and Acrylic Skylights

The Pros and Cons of Glass and Acrylic Skylights Acrylic skylights were the standard skylights in the 1980’s, but in the early 2000’s companies, like the international company Velux, started mass producing glass skylights. The benefits of these newer glass skylights far outweigh the benefits from acrylic skylights. Cost Velux fixed skylight models are mass-produced for use around the … Continue reading The Differences Between Glass and Acrylic Skylights

Energy Star Basics

All Velux skylights are ENERGY STAR certified, saving you money and helping the environment, but what is the ENERGY STAR program? About ENERGY STAR: ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our … Continue Reading ››

Skylight Condensation

Why do some skylights “perspire” and leak water into the home Condensation on windows and skylights can be not only troublesome but cause damage to finishes and substructures. This problem can occur when it is cold outside and warm inside, especially with moist air. This problem occurs most often with aluminum framed skylights without thermal … Continue reading Skylight Condensation