Do You Have Stinky Skylights?

Fiber Bloom Building managers and owners are typically surprised that skylight can stink, horribly, but have no idea what causes this unpleasant condition. Fiberglass skylights are protected from the elements by a coating sometimes referred to as “gel coat”. The coating has a UV blockage component to help prevent the sun’s rays from damaging the fiberglass … Read more “Do You Have Stinky Skylights?”

Chase Bank of Loveland

A Pyramid Skylight Retrofit Will Provide Improved Daylighting The Chase Bank building in Loveland, CO has four low-rise pyramid skylights. The bank has experienced problems with these skylights over the years. Gaskets failing, condensation problems, and popping noises were a just few of the constant problems. The biggest complaint, however, was the quality of the light and the … Read more “Chase Bank of Loveland”

Failed Fiberglass Skylight at Quabbin Regional High School

Decade old fiberglass skylight failure and successful poly-carbonate replacement by CPI Daylighting After only a decade, the translucent insulated fiberglass skylight at Quabbin Regional High School in Barre, Mass., had deteriorated beyond repair. Thermal and wind movements, repeated leaks and yellowing compromised the skylight’s ability to perform to the point that it was non-compliant with … Read more “Failed Fiberglass Skylight at Quabbin Regional High School”

Retrofit Skylights

Many fiberglass skylights are failing and need replaced Many architects, contractors, insurance adjusters, engineers, forensics specialists and building maintenance people are discovering the deterioration of fiberglass skylights. Fiberglass is protected from the suns damaging UV rays by a gel coat. Unfortunately, the gel coat only lasts 10-15 years and then the fiberglass begins to fall apart, allowing water and … Read more “Retrofit Skylights”