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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

Acrylic Domes to Neat Glass

VELUX Curb Mount Skylight Replacement with Clean, Quiet, Safe Glass. Curb mount skylights are the most common of all skylights in the Denver metro area. Typically, acrylic domes around 2′ x 4′. And typically energy inefficient, noisy, and susceptible to hail damage. … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

Custom Skylight — MAGS BAR Curb Mount

Product Used: MAGS BAR Glazing System.

An outdated custom skylight.

Built in 1997, the owners of this residence in Denver's Hilltop neighborhood had to face the facts. Their skylight had to be replaced.

The skylight was constructed inexpensively.

Aluminum frame with no thermal break.  Transfers heat/cold directly from the exterior to the interior through the frame. Single pane acrylic glazing. … Continue Reading ››

Sunroom or Sunspace Repairs

Replacing Glazing in Sunrooms or Sunspaces Many factory built sunrooms were manufactured with 30″ wide spacing on their aluminum rafters. They also designed the system to utilize 30″ or 46″ long panes of glass for ease of shipment and installation. A very light duty crossbar held the horizontal edges of this glazing. We frequently remove … Continue reading Sunroom or Sunspace Repairs