The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) recently released an updated document on the value and effective application of plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing in building design.
It includes the features and benefits of different plastic glazing materials. It is the second update to AAMA PSSG-20, Selection and Application Guide for Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing, originally published in 2016.
“Plastic glazed skylights and sloped glazing can be used to provide significant energy savings and enhance the aesthetic appearance of a building, as well as the appeal of its interior spaces, flooding them with the warmth and illumination of natural daylight,” wrote Neall Digert (Solatube) and John Westerfield (CrystaLite), two leaders of the Plastic Glazed Skylights and Sloped Glazing Review Task Group, in a news release.
This document is part of a suite of documents meant to educate interested parties in the proper design, selection, specification and use of skylights. The other AAMA skylight documents are:
· AAMA SDGS-1-89, Structural Design Guidelines for Aluminum Framed Skylights
· AAMA 1607-14, Voluntary Installation Guidelines for Unit Skylights
· TIR A7-11, Sloped Glazing Guidelines
· AAMA SSGPG-1-17, Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG) Design Guidelines
· AAMA GDSG-1-87, Glass Design for Sloped Glazing and Skylights