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Hurricane Resistant Skylights | Glass Glazed Sky Lighting for Commercial Applications | Building Skylight - Wasco Skylights

Glass Glazed Skylights

Hurricane Resistant Skylights

Wasco® Skylights in hurricane-resistant glazing, provides superior safety and security that meets Dade County, IBC/IRC and other stringent state building codes for skylights installed in Wind Zone 3 coastal applications.

Our Hurricane Resistant Glazing

Wasco uses hurricane-resistant insulating glass made of heat strengthened low-E lites permanently bonded with one or more layers of durable PVB (polyvinyl butyral) resin sheeting. In exhaustive impact tests, broken glass fragments have adhered to the bonded plastic vinyl interlayer, reducing the risk of injury, shattered glass and breaching the building envelope.

Hurricane Resistant Windows for Skylighting Residential and Commercial Structures

Residential: Available in fixed E-ClassCurb-Mount and Architectural Series models:

Wasco EFHR skylights are Florida Building Code approved (FBC #FL14417.17) meeting small and large missile impact requirements.

The GSHR Curb Mount series is Miami-Dade Product Control approved, NOA #10-1006.12 (Expires October 20, 2015) and Florida Building Code approved (FBC #FL14417.17) meeting small and large missile impact requirements.

Commercial: Available in Pinnacle 350 and 600 framing systems with 3.5” or 6" aluminum rafters. Tested to meet 80 psf design pressure, and small and large missile impact. Up to 25' wide spans. Available with laminated or insulated glazing.


PET Film

With its layers of PET film and PVB laminated between heat strengthened low-E lites, the hurricane-resistant glass in Wasco SkyWindow skylights won’t shatter or break apart.

Hurricane-resistant Glass Diagram

Hurricane-resistant glass helps preserve the building envelope, keeping wind, rain, excess air pressure and noise out.