Solar Reflective Full Sun TM Skylights
Let In Light – Block the Heat
Skylights are beautiful – they add an architectural design element, let in tons of light and give you a view of the sky from inside, any time of day. However, full sun shining down on you in summer is usually not the goal! For areas with full sun all day or in the hot afternoon, and especially with larger skylights, you will probably want more heat and light filtering than our standard glass tint provides.
Choose our Solar Reflective glass skylights to provide the same benefits in full sun as our regular skylights, while eliminating the potential issues with full sun (glare, UV, and overheating), simply and permanently.
SIG Skylights’ Solar Reflective skylights filter out over 90% of damaging UV rays, and are our best skylights for reducing heat gain and glare from the sun.* A Solar Reflective skylight costs more than a standard tinted one, but you will recover that cost quickly with lower air conditioning bills in the summer, year after year.
We stock some popular sizes of skylights in Solar Reflective Bronze glazing. All of our skylights can be custom ordered in either Solar Reflective Bronze or Solar Reflective Gray. Allow two to three weeks for custom orders.
*When compared with clear glass, relative heat gain is reduced by about 1/4 with bronze glass, versus about 1/2 for solar reflective. Percent of UV light is reduced by about 1/2 with bronze, versus about 9/10 with solar reflective. The light transmitted is less, of course, with the solar reflective, so the customer will need to think about which makes sense for their scenario. In general, where the glass is large, (and plenty of light is allowed in), where they are replacing a hazy plastic skylight, or where there is more than one skylight and/ or lots of sun exposure, solar reflective glass can be the better choice.