The Differences Between Glass and Acrylic Skylights

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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 …

Simple Dome for Dome Replacement

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A Simple Dome for Dome Skylight Replacement Isn’t the Best Option. However, sometimes it’s the only option. An HOA or neighborhood association may require a dome skylight. To match other existing skylights. It’s a custom size or shape. The benefits of a glass skylight: Standard sizes are less expensive. We do not sell the “cheap” acrylic …

Skylight Domes

Acrylic or Plexiglas Glazing—Or Glass? Skylights have been utilizing acrylic domed skylights for many, many years. However, it is time for people to realize that glass makes a better skylight glazing material as long as the glass has a good slope, say around a 2 or 3/12 pitch. Glass is the future in skylight glazing …

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 …

RV Skylights

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RV Skylights Are Designed Differently for Campers RV owners benefit from the beauty of natural light, a source of ventilation and in some cases an egress escape route. But skylights on RVs need to be designed differently than traditional skylights. They need to account for motion, a different type of roof deck, different fire and …

Box Stores

It is not recommended to buy your skylights from box stores We have noticed that box stores sell the least expensive skylights. They will try and push the least expensive options even with a quality product like Velux. Also, the employees simply do not have the experience to know what accessories you need such as …

Insurance Skylight Repairs

Some insurance companies will want to repair your acrylic skylight instead of replacing it. This is not what you pay your insurance company for. Granted it is cheaper to replace just the outer lens on your skylight but we have seen a lot of problems with these repaired skylights down the line.