Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
A Window into the Builder's Soul
Check out these windows and skylights from Solatube, Guardian and more
Solatube's new dome is able to capture up to 750 square inches of light, which is more than double that of a clear dome of the same diameter. Coupled with an insulating inner dome, the Solatube 750 DS consistently illuminates. When the sun is directly overhead, the 750 DS reduces visual discomfort with a system of glints and by mixing light in the shaft. For FREE information, visit http://pb.hotims.com/23720-251.
Guardian's new ClimaGuard 75/68 Low-E glass is made to withstand the worst winter chill so your homeowners can ride out the Groundhog's latest prediction. The glass lets in 75 percent of the sun's natural light while also admitting 68 percent of the sun's heat to warm homes naturally. For FREE information, visit http://pb.hotims.com/23720-252.
Sporting stylish recessed locks that are invisible to the exterior, Gorell's new 5100 windows provide superb security. The unique metal lock keepers are fastened perpendicularly to the meeting rails so they can't be sheared off like most other keepers. A larger, more contoured integral lift rail makes operating the windows easier. For FREE information, visit http://pb.hotims.com/23720-253.
A recently released 30- by 60-inch size expands Hy-Lite's distinctive Decorative Glass Windows Collection. The size is available in the company's Spring Flower, Victorian and American styles of windows. The non-operable windows are triple-paned and feature Low-E/Argon for maximum energy efficiency. For FREE information, visit http://pb.hotims.com/23720-254.