Storm Season is here! Are your skylights ready?

April 16, 2019 Karin McReynolds

There's always a major storm around the corner...

Major storms can contain high, sustained winds or hail which can result in damage to older or poor quality skylights on a building.

When was the last time you inspected your skylights? How about your clients? Finding water-damaged merchandise in your warehouse or retail store due to old, leaky skylights will be too late -- and costly!!

Being prepared is Step 1. Know what damage to look for on an existing skylight.
Some signs of damage include cracks, leaking and/or excess condensation within or around the skylight. Should you spot any of these signs, you need to replace your skylights!

Step 2 is to select a quality skylight to fit your application – make sure it is customized to the region’s weather. 

The most ideal choice for skylight replacement in storm-prone areas is our ClearArmour® polycarbonate skylight that is resistant to Class 4 hail (2” size hail). Sunoptics® skylights feature all-aluminum frames with condensation gutters, as well as thermal breaks to provide worry-free leak protection. And if that isn’t enough, Sunoptics® SignatureTM Series skylights can be HVHZ certified for hurricane zones!

No matter you or your customer’s skylight needs, Sunoptics® offers a wide variety of products that are ideal for replacement projects, consisting of standard sizes, custom-sizing options and types of materials (acrylic and polycarbonate) to help protect against storm damage.

Try out our Skylight Lens-Glazing Selection Tool

Sunoptics® Skylight features include:

  • 100% diffused natural light, eliminating the glare and hot-spots associated with other skylight systems
  • Variety of glazing options using acrylic and polycarbonate
  • EZY Curb™ mounting systems for R-Panel metal roofs (fiberglass panel replacement)
  • Budget-Friendly pricing
  • up to 10-year* leak-free warranty

Questions? Or, ready to discuss an upcoming project? Drop us a line via SunopticsInsideSales@AcuityBrands.com, or call us at 800.289.4700 to learn more about what Sunoptics® products we have available to best support you with your skylight needs.

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