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Steel Building Skylights


Prefabricated steel buildings are durable, sturdy, cost-effective, and environment friendly. Their clear span interiors allow greater flexibility and brightness when compared to traditional post and beam buildings. Still, there are affordable building accessories that can provide additional brightness to your interiors without increasing electricity costs.

Skylights are typically heavy-duty fiberglass panels. They offer an economical way of brightening your interiors by allowing natural light to come inside the building.

The benefits of installing skylights in your roof and walls are:

•  Affordable solution to brighten up the building’s interiors
•  Provide brighter interiors without additional energy costs
•  Brighter interiors allows for increased visibility needed for indoor jobs
•  Makes steel building energy efficient

Skylights are translucent plastic panels made from continuous interwoven strands of fibreglass, imbedded in a fire-retardant resin. Skylights have the same profile as roof panels. However, there are also skylights, which can replace sidewalls. Customers can even order skylights with optional U.L. fire rating or U.L. 90 rating.

The procedure for installing a skylight panel is the same as that of an ordinary steel panel. Usually, ¼” diameter fastener clearance holes are pre-drilled in the overlapping sidelap and endlap. Since skylights are plastic, care must be taken when installing fasteners. In addition, stepping on or walking on a skylight’s surface should be avoided because the material can crack and cause accidents.

Skylights for steel buildings come in a variety of colors and lengths up to 10ft in a standard 2ft width.