Hail Season

We are entering the 2005 hail season here in Colorado Whenever I hear reports of severe hailstorms on the news or internet the first thing that we do at Skylight Specialists is make sure our customers can reach us by telephone. IS IT TIME TO PANIC?   Good question, keep reading for the answer. If …

Acrylic Skylight Dome

Bubble Skylight The acrylic domed skylight is probably the most popular skylight used today. It’s advantages are that it is easy to produce in smaller unit sizes, it sheds water on flat roofs, and it is low cost. It’s disadvantages are it is not a completely sealed unit like glass; which means it is not …

Plastic Skylight

Acrylic skylight dome When people speak of a plastic skylight they really are talking about an acrylic skylight dome. See the blog about acrylic skylight dome and/or replacement skylights

Single Sloped Glazing

Single Slope Definition Sloped glazing or overhead glazing is glass or acrylic that usually slopes at an angle on the roof, sometimes making up the entire roof. Some people don’t know whether to call it a skylight or something else, but really, anything that lets light into your space through your roof can be called …

Glass Vs Acrylic Skylights

dome vs fcm

Glass Vs Acrylic, What Exactly Is the Difference? Cost Velux fixed skylight models are cheaper than acrylic. Custom glass skylights cost more than custom acrylic skylights.  The View Glass skylights have a near perfect transparency rating. Acrylic by it’s nature, can add a wavy distortion to the view and are usually tinted bronze. Durability Glass has factory seals …