Product Focus On: Skylights and Daylighting for Roofing Contractors
LEED PLATINUM • WASCO PRODUCTS INC.
The goal was to supply diffused natural light to key sections of a 50,000 square foot supermarket in Augusta, Maine while significantly reducing energy costs. Fifty-four 4’x4’ Wasco thermal unit skylights with Lumira® Aerogel filled polycarbonate panels were installed at the center and the perimeter of the store to supply both general lighting and to highlight specific displays. The quality of the diffused UV stable light transmitted by the Wasco skylights protects products from harsh sunlight, provides a high insulating value, an abundance of glare-free, full spectrum light, reduces sound transmission, and gives an R-value approaching that of an exterior wall. Visit www.wascoskylights.com for more information.
SOLAR POWERED “FRESH AIR” SKYLIGHTS • VELUX
VELUX’s No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights feature a solar panel that captures daylight to recharge a highly efficient, hidden operator and control system. An integrated moisture sensor closes the skylights in case of rain. The remote controlled venting skylights require no wiring, resulting in an easy and cost effective installation. Both the product and installation qualify for a 30 percent federal tax credit. Watch three short informational/instructional installation videos at www.skylights.com/reroofing, and visit www.veluxusa.com for more details.
LUMIVENT • BILCO COMPANY
The Bilco Company’s Lumivent® is a domed automatic fire vent that provides natural daylight, energy efficiency and the protection of automatic fire venting. The Lumivent features translucent Lexan® Thermoclear® glazing, which maximizes light transmittance, reduces solar heat gain and is surface treated to prevent ultraviolet degradation. The design of the vent gives a sleek look to roofs and its unique multi-wall cover construction provides an increase of over 40 percent in insulation performance compared to traditional domes. It’s designed to open automatically in the event of a fire, allowing smoke, heat and gases to escape from a burning building, and assisting firefighters in their containment efforts. Visit www.bilco.com for more information.
LIGHTBASIC™ QUICK SHIP™ SINGLE SLOPE SKYLIGHTS • Major Industries, Inc.
Contractors looking for a unique blend of glare-free light and thermal performance in an economical and simple-to-install package should take a closer look at LightBasic™ Quick Ship™ single slope skylights. They are pre-engineered, feature a strong sandwich panel glazing design, ship assembled and are available in sizes from 2ft. by 4ft. up to 5ft. by 10ft. Other sizes are available by calling 1-888-759-2678. Visit www.shopmajorskylights.com for more information.
SKYLIGHTS • AiA INDUSTRIES
AiA Industries of Denver, Colorado manufactures skylights for all uses. Whether your requirements include self-flashing, curb mount, single or double acrylic dome, multi-wall polycarbonate or insulated glass, AiA Industries has what you need. Products are available in several finishes and sizes. Three standard sizes for immediate shipping or pick up are always available, and AiA builds custom sizes in as little as three days. In business since 1977, AiA Industries proudly maintains an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Call 1-800-748-2036 to place an order, or visit www.aiaindustries.com for more information.
SUNSKY® • Spar-Marathon
Palram Americas offers SUNSKY® polycarbonate panels for daylighting applications. Palram’s proprietary MetalMatch™ technology allows for rapid matching of existing corrugated metal profiles. As a result, Palram has developed the world’s largest catalog of corrugated polycarbonate profiles. SUNSKY profiles feature co-extruded UV protection. In fact, SUNSKY is warranted for 10 years against loss of light transmission due to yellowing, and against damage due to hail. For more information, please visit www.palramamericas.com or call 1-800-999-9459.