Skylight Replacement Glass
The Truth About Skylight Replacement Glass
Does your skylight
look cloudy, scratched or dingy? Even if your original skylight was of good quality, the estimate life of a pane is about fifteen years. Weather and time can cause damage that undermines the attractiveness and insulation of your skylight.
Replacing your skylight glass can provide you with the following benefits:
- Clearer view and more attractive appearance.
- Overcome any punctures or cracks that may have affected the integrity of the window.
- Increase your insulation with modern low-energy panes .
- Increasing the perceived value of your home.
What Type Of Skylight Replacement Glass Is Right For You?
You’ve probably considered replacing your cover, but replace glass domes
can be very costly, messy and difficult to install. Many people have found that they can quickly and easily update their skylights by installing replacement glass made from quality Acrylic and Polycarbonate covers. However, there are a few things you should know before you get started in order to ensure that you are happy with your new windows.
So let’s take a look at what Acrylic and Polycarbonate replacement covers have to offer:
- Choose from precut or made-to-order sizes to fit your needs.
- Upgrade from a single panel to a double or triple dome for insulation.
- Select clear or tinted glass for energy efficiency, glare reduction and attractiveness.
The best method to ensure you end up with the skylight cover that fits your needs is to consider the following things:
- If you need a cover that is scratch resistant and lets you get your current cover replaced with a minimum of fuss and cost, then glass may not be the right choice for you. Glass can be heavy and doesn’t do a very good job of resisting damage from the elements, such as wind or hail. Acrylic is far more scratch resistant as well as lot less expensive than glass.
- If you need a skylight that will withstand high winds or impacts during hurricanes Polycarbonate beats out both glass and Acrylic. Polycarbonate will provide you with a stronger window to last you longer.
- Either of Acrylic or Polycarbonate can be tinted to better serve your needs. Many skylight manufacturers offer these covers in a variety of colors. Design Plastic Inc. can match any tint.
Some great bonus features of Acrylic and Polycarbonate covers are that they resist breaking and chipping. Their thickness also aids in higher levels of insulation that can save you money on utility bills. Plus, they are both far lighter than glass, which makes installation a lot easier.
Isn’t It Nice When Less Expensive Is The Better Choice?
Now that you know that you can get quality replacement covers that are less expensive, less heavy and far superior at preventing scratches and chips than glass, you are ready to select your skylights replacement glass
without worrying about all the negatives that come from real glass.
Contact Design Plastic Inc for more information about how our Acrylic or Polycarbonate skylight covers can work for your home.
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