Can a Skylight Survive a Hurricane?

August 16, 2022 Karin McReynolds

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Skylights and Hurricanes - Oh My!

The words "skylight" and "hurricane" seemingly don't go together. Considering hurricanes come with intense rain, high wind, increased wind speed, fluctuating air pressure and even flying debris, the idea of anything like skylights and windows can be concerning when a hurricane hits land.

As more states and companies embrace daylighting solutions to support sustainability efforts and enhance employee health and productivity, selecting the right product for the specific regional application is essential.

In this article, 'Can a Skylight Survive a Hurricane?', team members Dana Carlson and Karin McReynolds from Sunoptics Prismatic Skylights and Daylighting Systems explore hurricane facts and building-code considerations when choosing a skylight for hurricane/high-wind zones.


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