American Skylights

Glazing Options for Commercial Unit Skylights

American Skylights offers many different kinds of glazing options.  Our most frequently used glazing options are double dome plastic units with either acrylic or polycarbonate.  The difference between these two plastics is that acrylic is generally less expensive but easier to break. Polycarbonate is more impact resistant but easier to scratch. They are both stronger and lighter than plate glass; acrylic is about 8 times stronger than plate glass, while polycarbonate is about 200 times stronger.

We can also provide units with insulated glass from thicknesses of 1” to 1-1/4” in: Clear, Bronze, Gray, Solar Cool or Obscure, all available with Low “E” and Argon Gas. Tempered and laminated versions are also available and can be used as glazing in most of our units.

American Skylights is always striving to bring you the most energy efficient products available in the market.  Most of the energy efficiency that you get from a skylight comes from the glazing but to really understand the total efficiency of a commercial skylight you must test the skylight as a whole.  That’s what American Skylights has done with its ASF 35 TCM unit. We have tested a special IR blocking acrylic along with the impact resistance of polycarbonate to bring you a totally new and highly efficient commercial skylight.  We can now deliver solar heat gains of up to .35 and U-values of .50 in plastic units, depending on your requirements.  Show us your specification and we will show you how we can meet or exceed your expectations. Click here to learn more about our ASF-35 skylights.