Tandem & Grid Skylights
Tandem & Grid Skylight
Pre-glazed modular units are custom fabricated to the size and design requirements of the job- producing a custom skylight with remarkable economy. The basic module is the tandem unit, consisting of multiple acrylic domes or pyramids in a single frame and shipped as a unit. The tandem minimizes and simplifies on-site labor. Plasteco must be consulted in the planning stages to determine unit sizes and mullion arrangement.
Standards Size Tandem & Grid Units
Plasteco has selected and established as standards certain sizes of pre-glazed modular units. Those standard size units offer a custom skylight and minimum cost.
- Factory assembled under a controlled environment
- Pre-glazed at factory under dust-free conditions
- Completely welded modular units
- Baffle weep and internal gutter system — no leaks
- Installation is simple — screw in place — no miscellaneous hardware
- Installation is faster — there is no roof assembly of components
- Installation is economical — no glazier required
Specifications: Skylights shall be custom Skylight System 71-TG as manufactured by Plasteco.
Design Requirements: All skylights shall be of type and size shown on architect’s plans in accordance with standard Plasteco details. Skylight system shall consist of factory-assembled, pre-glazed units and all split mullion covers, gaskets, and fasteners required to make field joints between units. Skylights shall have an integral, interior system of condensation gutters capable of draining across slope and down slope. Outer skylight members at split mullions and walls shall have an integral elevated coating, as a waterstop and for attachment (by others) of split mullion covers and flashings.
Material: All skylight frames, inner and outer mullions, and mullion covers shall be of extruded or sheet aluminum with standard mill finish. Factory assembled frame members, except movable parts, shall be heliarc-welded. Exposed fasteners throughout shall be stainless steel.
Glazing: Domes (or pyramids) shall be of (color) acrylic to support a 40 psf live load. Where applicable, add: inner domes (or pyramids) shall be formed of (color) acrylic. All glazing shall bear on continuous EPDM gaskets and have continuous butyl sealant.
Work by Others: Curbs, supports and blocking; installation of skylight units and metal flashings.
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Fall protection as required by OSHA Regulation 1926.501 “Duty to have fall protection” shall be provided by FallGuard® Skylight Screen. These shall be shipped separately and installed prior to the installation of the skylight.
Protect From Hail.
Plasteco Hail Stone Screens meet the Factory Mutual recommendations for hail screens. The hail screens must resist impact of a 2″ diameter hail stone having an impact energy of 22 foot pounds.
Specifications: Hail stone screen shall consist of a 1″ by 1″ x .062 galvanized welded wire mesh overlaid on the FallGuard® Skylight Screen.