Skylights are a great way to bring natural light into into a building improving the atmosphere. However, they can also invite in heat (or cold), harmful UV rays, and intense glare.
Are your skylights costing you comfort and money? The biggest issue with the introduction of skylights into architecture has been that glass typically is not a good insulator in most cases, so heat transfer happens more readily through skylights than walls or ceiling building materials, additionally issues with condensation and UV can also be challenging.
Some of the issues that skylights and windows experience include:
- Heat loss and gain
- UV ray penetration
Energy Protect™ thermal insulation coating was created for building walls, ceilings, and roofs, and is also used to solve many of the issues that skylights can experience. This patented technology by Synavax™ has been in use in industry and buildings for over a decade, and has been adopted by customers specifically to address the needs of windows and skylights, which were not easily addressed in the past. The coating will give glass or plexiglass a “frosted” look which helps with security and to reduce glare.
Energy Protect™ thermal insulation coating solves all these issues by:
- Reducing heat radiating through the windows/skylights
- Diffusing the light to prevent harsh glare
- Blocking about 80% of the damaging UV rays, while allowing 92% of the visible light to come through
- Insulating to lower energy costs
- Whole Foods – Skylights
- Cornwell Quality Tools – Factory Windows
- Frost Art Museum, Miami – Skylights
- Tampa Bay Port Authority – Skylights
Coating your skylights and factory windows with Energy Protect™ costs just a fraction of what replacing them with low-e glass costs. Your payback will typically be about 3-5 years, rather than about 25-30 with low-e window/skylight replacement.
That’s an easy decision!