EXTECH/Exterior Technologies, Inc., has expanded its skylight product offering with a new SKYGARD® 2500 Series aluminum-framed, monumental glass skylight system. Available in pyramid, single slope, and ridge configurations, EXTECH’s new skylight complements commercial, institutional, and industrial building designs. EXTECH’s skylight not only supports projects’ daylighting design strategies for occupant comfort and wellness, but also cost-effective fabrication, installation, and maintenance. Most notably, the SKYGARD 2500 is engineered with separate gutters to control condensation and leakage.
The SKYGARD 2500 skylight system accepts glass up to 1-5/16” thick, including monolithic or insulated glass units. Optional glass coatings and custom silk-screen patterns help to diffuse the direct top-lighting and to control unwanted solar heat gain. EXTECH’s 2500 SKYGARD skylight is offered as a silicon butt-glazed system to accommodate both intermediate joints between glazing panels, and joints at the sills. Conventional aluminum cover caps also are available.
Contributing to project performance and sustainable design goals, the system uses recycled aluminum as standard in 3”, 5”, and 8” framing depths to accommodate projects of all sizes. The aluminum framing can be thermally improved and finished in a durable anodize, baked enamel, or high-performance PVDF fluoropolymer coatings. After its useful life as part of the skylight, the metal is 100% recyclable.