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Clean, Quiet & Safe glass - Recommended for out of reach applications


Tempered glass (xx05) Clean, Quiet & Safe glass(xx04)
Dual pane laminated glass Standard on: VSS, VCS, VSE, VCE skylights

Clean, Quiet & Safe glass also available in the following options:


Impact
(xx06) Available on: VSE, VCE, VS, VCM, FS, FCM, QPF
Miami-Dade
(xx07) Available on: FCM
White laminated
(xx08) Available on: VSE, VCE, VS, VCM, FS, FCM, QPF
Snowload
(xx10) Available on: VSE, VCM, VS, VCM, FS, FCM



Clean

Silicon dioxide makes Neat® glass exceptionally smooth. In fact, it's much smoother than ordinary glass. So water disperses evenly, "sheets off" and evaporates quickly, greatly reducing water spotting.

Titanium dioxide reacts chemically with the sun's UV rays, causing organic materials that are on the glass to decompose. It works even on cloudy days, as 80 percent of UV radiation gets through cloud cover. Then when it rains, the decomposed dirt is rinsed away, leaving the glass almost spotless. Result? Homeowners can spend less time washing windows and more time enjoying the view.

When Neat® is applied to LoE glass, it combines the ultimate in low maintenance with the best energy-conserving LoE glass on the planet. So homes stay warmer in winter, cooler in summer. Neat® LoE conserves energy year-round, too, saving homeowners up to 25 percent annually.
 


Quiet
Reduce unwanted outside noise by up to 25% less than a standard double pane glass, and up to 50% less than a plastic skylight.
Safe
VELUX recommends and building codes require laminated glass for out of reach applications.



Tempered glass - Recommended for in reach applications

Reduce unwanted outside noise by up to 25% less than a standard double pane glass, and up to 50% less than a plastic skylight.



Tempered glass (xx05)
If your skylight is within reach, our tempered glass consists of a dual pane, triple-coated with LoE3, dual-sealed and injected with argon gas. This provides excellent energy e§ciency and thermal performance for year round comfort.

ENERGY STAR®

Tempered glass - Recommended for in reach applications Use of ENERGY STAR® products as a builder

One of the most straight forward ways to meet the energy codes as a builder or as an architect while still designing bright, airy buildings is to use ENERGY STAR® qualified products.


Most VELUX products are ENERGY STAR® qualified in all 50 states, which means that they meet strict energy efficiency standards set by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ENERGY STAR® fenestration products must have their U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coeffcient tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) in order to qualify.

By specifying or using ENERGY STAR® products, architects and builders can use more windows and skylights, bring more daylight inside and create more attractive buildings and more livable spaces while still meeting the local energy codes economically.

In warmer climates, there is great potential for lighting energy savings using emerging control technologies in combination with more effective daylighting products like VELUX skylights and SUN TUNNEL™ skylights. Visit: energystar.gov for more information.