Polycarbonate Skylights

When impact resistance is of the utmost concern, polycarbonate skylights are the best choice. Polycarbonate material is nearly unbreakable — it’s about 200 times stronger than glass, while also being lighter. That makes polycarbonate skylights an incredible option for both homes and businesses that face inclement weather and other environmental concerns, including extreme heat, frigid cold and even stray golf balls! It can withstand just about anything. Additionally, polycarbonate skylights have low thermal conductivity, making them great for insulation.

It’s not just the impact-resistant properties that make polycarbonate skylights so great. The material allows for top-notch light transmission, bringing in natural lighting that can save on energy costs and dramatically enhance the aesthetic value of a space. Plus, polycarbonate skylights block out harmful UV rays, so you can enjoy the sun without its damaging effects. They’re also highly adaptable to suit a wide variety of needs, with options for different levels of light diffusion, heat resistance and ventilation. Get in touch with our team to learn more about what polycarbonate skylights can do for your home or building!

Product Features

Our skylights are built with a tough aluminum frame exterior providing extra strength to the unit. Built with the customer in mind our frame includes condensation gutters around the interior perimeter and weep holes at every corner allowing your skylight to breathe and whisk away condensation. We thoroughly believe quality control starts at the ground up, with that principle in mind we meticulously inspect each unit for blemishes before it gets our stamp of approval.

Specs

We can cater to any job. If you need more than the standard unit fall protection and windstorm approved skylights are a call away.

Materials

Built in the USA! .078” thick 6063 T-5 aluminum frames support each skylight. Our double dome units are produced with a minimum of 3/16ths clear acrylic on the outer dome and a 1/8th” lens for the inner.

Acrylic & More

Acrylic also commonly known as plexiglass has been the go-to material for skylight production since the beginning. Acrylic offers strengths up to 50 times stronger than glass at a fraction of the weight. If you need more impact resistance, we have rubberized acrylic, known as modified acrylic, and polycarbonate options available.

Self-Flashing Dome Skylight

Factory assembled skylight with a .078” thick 6063 T-5 aluminum curb frame, with a 4.5” height and 3” nailing flange, and a .062” thick extruded aluminum retainer with stainless steel fasteners attaching the two. The self-flashing frame shall have an integral condensation gutter with weep holes (one each corner) to carry moisture to the outside. All corners are mitered and heliarc welded. Glazing shall be thermal formed domes of acrylic or polycarbonate (your choice of color).

Curb Mount Dome Skylight

Factory assembled skylight with a .078 thick 6063 T-5 aluminum curb frame and a .062 thick extruded aluminum retainer with stainless steel fasteners attaching the two. Curb Frame shall have an integral condensation gutter with weep holes (one each corner) to carry moisture to the outside. All corners are mitered and heliarc welded. Glazing shall be thermal formed domes of acrylic or polycarbonate (your choice of color).

Product Options

Several materials can be used to create the perfect skylight for each scenario. Our skylights come with a variety of options. Traditional units can be produced to include fall protection as well as heat blocker screens. In order from least impact resistance to the greatest we produce acrylic, impact modified, and polycarbonate units.

Acrylic sheet as a lightweight option
Acrylic plastic commonly known as plexiglass is extremely light weight. Boasting a strength 50 times stronger than glass this material is the most common choice for skylights across the globe. Our material is produced with UV stabilized monomer to provide you the highest possible clarity. Available in several colors acrylic is the most versatile choice for skylights, and as such is the go-to for Marco Skylights.
Improved impact resistance over traditional plexiglass
Impact modified acrylic is produced through a rubberization process increasing the impact resistance by over 50% of standard acrylic. This material has the same excellent UV stability as standard plexiglass coupled with outstanding strength.
An unbreakable option for the best impact resistance
Polycarbonate was first discovered in 1953 and offers the highest impact resistance of all. This material is virtually UNBREAKABLE! Over 200 times stronger than standard glass polycarbonate lenses give you the ultimate protection. Each polycarbonate sheet that we source comes with a co-extruded UV cap to protect against sun damage providing you the highest quality product around.

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Even though our framing may be the same, our skylights can be made in numerous different sizes colors and shapes. Marco Skylights can custom tailor any unit production to fit the needs of your project.