When you purchase an operable VELUX skylight, it comes standard with dual pane, laminated glass, which is cleaner, quieter, and safer than ordinary glass.
The Neat® glass uses silicon dioxide to create a smooth surface for water to “sheet off” and evaporate quickly, reducing water spotting. It also uses titanium dioxide, which reacts with the sun’s UV rays, causing organic materials on the glass to decompose. Then, with the next rain, the decomposed dirt will be rinsed away.
The laminated, dual pane glass reduces unwanted outside noise, which makes it up to 25% quieter than a standard dual pane glass, and up to 50% quieter than a plastic skylight.
If laminated safety glass is broken, whether from a large hail stone or a stray golf ball or a fallen tree branch, the glass pieces will be held in the frame and not fall through onto the floor. This protects the people inside the home and prevents water damage, should it rain after the glass is broken.
Upgrade your old skylight today to have the benefits and peace of mind of a VELUX laminated glass skylight.