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What Kind of Glass Should You Choose for Your Skylight?

What Kind of Glass Should You Choose for Your Skylight?

02 Aug 17
John Vogel
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The glass in your skylight makes all the difference in how it works for you. Glass dictates energy efficiency, how you control the sun’s rays streaming into your home, the temperature of your home, and security. The Sunshine Experts offer Velux Fixed Curb Mounted Skylights (FCM) with different glazing options to give you a product that provides you countless benefits for years to come. Read on the learn about the types of glass glazes offered for our skylights and which is a better choice for you.

White Laminated Glass

A major benefit of laminated glass with a white coating is that it provides diffused day lighting. Instead of having the sun’s rays stream directly into your home, this light diffusion spreads the light evenly around a room for a softer ambiance on your home’s furnishings. It’s almost like having light diffusing window treatments on your skylight. If you want your skylight to give the interior of your home a softer appearance, white laminated glass is the ideal choice.

Clear Laminated Glass

Laminated glass with a traditional clear coating shares many benefits of white laminated glass, however, it does not diffuse light. This clear option is preferred for those wanting a more direct stream of natural daylight into your home for a brighter appearance. This illuminates the home better and can also make a home feel bigger. Brighter rooms can also increase productivity and reduce eye strain.

Both types of glass feature an additional laminated pane for extra protection from fading causing UV rays, so rest assured that your skylight will not damage your furnishings over time. A triple-layer of LoE coating, LoE3, is constructed in both glass choices as well. This is the lowest emission glass available. LoE is essentially an invisible metallic oxide layer on the skylight’s glass surface that represses heat flow through the skylight. This keeps warm air out in the summer, cool air out in the winter, and protects your walls and furnishings from sun damage. Additionally, both types of glass are filled with argon gas in the middle. This is a better insulator than air, transmitting less heat and cool into your home. Installing either type of energy efficient glass undoubtedly saves you money on your energy bill over time. Both glass types resist condensation better than regular clear glass and meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for all US regions.

With whatever glazing choice you decide upon, skylights are a great addition to your home’s exterior. The natural daylight they provide allows you to use artificial light in your home less and creates the illusion of a larger interior. Overall, skylights improve the value of your home. If your skylights are needing an update, consider our Velux replacement skylights.

At Sunshine experts, our promise is to provide the best-rated products in the field. In addition to glass for skylights, we provide other innovative products to control the sunshine like Solatube, Sunesta awnings, and Sun Shades. We are located in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ and our service area includes Gilbert, Goodyear, Chandler, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek, Sun City West, Sun Lakes, San Tan Valley, Sun City, and Waddel. We also serve Clients in Anthem, Apache Junction, Buckeye, Bagdad, Black Canyon City, Globe, Gold Canyon, Carefree, Cave Creek, Golden Canyon, Heber, Higley, Laveen, Maricopa, Mesa, Payson, Litchfield Park, Luke Air Force Base, Surprise, Tempe, Thatcher, Tolleson, Wickenburg, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Avondale and Wittman. Contact us today for great sunshine solutions!