Failed Fiberglass Retrofit | City of Loveland

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This building is part of the City of Loveland Water and Power facility. The building’s skylight has degraded to the point that replacement is the only option. While there is some yellowing, the major problem is fiber blooming.

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 and causing fiber bloom. The gel coat is subject to  degradation, and as it does so, the glass fibers come to the surface and “bloom”.

What We Did:

Replace the existing Major Industries fiberglass skylight with a CPI Daylighting polycarbonate skylight.

Product Used:

  • CPI 4″ Quadwall Single Slope Skylight.
  • 11.92′ odc x 270.00′.
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  • Correct the daylighting and solar heat levels required for the space.
  • Reduce dependence on electric lighting—increase energy savings.
  • The owners love the energy savings provided by the new skylights.
  • Increase the facility’s property value.
  • Healthy, natural daylight in the space with soft translucent light and accurate color rendition.
  • No required maintenance or re-coating costs—individual exterior panels  are easily replaced.
  • In work environments, increased daylighting has been shown to increase productivity.

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