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    Glazing options
    for your skylight

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    Modern glass technologies are now extremely advanced and offer you the opportunity to specify a large number of options for your skylight.

    As industry leaders in the design and manufacture of flat roof skylights, at Sunsquare we are able to glaze almost any glass configuration into our BSI Kitemarked range.


    You’ll find a list of our comprehensive glazing solutions on each individual skylight page, from our traditional SkyView models to our Horizon walk-on rooflights.


    Each glazing specification comes with their own unique benefits and can be added depending on your individual requirements.


    This article is designed to give you guidance on the glass treatments that we can provide that match with your particular needs.

    Low maintenance glazing

    Often mistakenly referred to as ‘self-cleaning glass’, our low maintenance glass treatments are somewhat different. Low maintenance glazing still requires sporadic cleaning but the regularity is greatly reduced. The glass units themselves are made to be easier to clean, which also minimises the time it takes to physically clean. The low-maintenance coating results in a smooth external glass surface that’s both durable against the elements and easy to clean.


    Who does this benefit?
    If your glass rooflight is going to be installed in a hard to reach area, low maintenance glazing will almost certainly make your life easier. Similarly, homeowners who may struggle physically with the demands of keeping their Sunsquare skylight clean will also appreciate this specification.

    Solar control glazing

    This glass specification reduces solar heat gain internally, allowing sunlight to pass through a roof window whilst radiating and reflecting the vast majority of the sun’s heat outside. As a result, your skylight can still allow abundant levels of natural daylight into the home or workplace, whilst maintaining comfortable and pleasant environments. By preventing excessive heat build-up, solar control glazing mitigates the need for expensive air conditioning or blinds.


    Who does this benefit?
    This is perfect for businesses that don’t want to have to pay for operation charges of air conditioning units or the installation of unsightly blinds. For businesses and homeowners looking to improve their energy efficiency, solar control glazing is a self-sufficient way to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures. This is also ideal for offices that can do without uncomfortable solar glare whilst enjoying plenty of natural light.

    Acoustic glazing

    For anyone that suffers from noise pollution, such as those living near busy airports or roads, acoustically insulating glazing can help keep the noise outside and leave you to enjoy the view from your magnificent Sunsquare skylight. Acoustic glazing sits within a double-glazed rooflight unit. A special interlayer prevents sound frequencies from vibrating between both panes of glass, acting as a barrier to unwanted noise without sacrificing natural daylight.


    Who does this benefit?
    Acoustic insulation is essential for businesses to keep noise at sensible, controlled levels and minimise interference from outside influences, creating a calm, tranquil place of work. For homeowners, acoustic glazing can minimise impact noise such as heavy rain on flat roof windows, to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep.

    Privacy glazing

    Translucent glass treatments deliver obscuration for your property, controlling light and maintaining your privacy. Privacy glazing diffuses light and guards against unwanted attention, whilst ensuring your living or work areas receive sufficient natural light. It’s possible translucent glazing can be combined with other glazing features, such as thermal and acoustic insulation, to best perform for your property.


    Who does this benefit?
    Privacy glazing is ideal for homeowners that want all the aesthetic benefits of a roof window or floorlight whilst ensuring that the outside can’t see in.


    If you’d like more advice on glazing specifications for your Sunsquare skylight, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly, experienced sales team who will be only too pleased to suggest a solution that matches your particular requirements.


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