There are many different options that people try to do when it comes to construction designs of their homes, offices or factories. One of the design features is making way for a skylight which is basically a large window located on the roof of the building. The main purpose of the skylight is to provide natural light come into the rooms which do not get sunlight from any other source or window.
The skylights are designed and installed by professional contractors and a well-placed skylight even allows to save energy cost by replacing the conventional means of lighting the room. Each skylight construction is unique so must be done by professionals who can install the skylights according to the specific requirements of the client or customer. Skylight protection is very important as an open skylight is a safety hazard and can cause injuries to people especially to workers who can fall down.
The best way to protect the skylight is to place a screen and also install guard railings. A guard rail can easily be placed to the grounds and also not damage the roof of the building. The guard rails can easily and quickly be installed and are the self-supporting system. While choosing the material of the guard rail, a special focus must be given as weather elements such as rain, heat, dust, and debris can affect the quality of the guard rails.
The skylight screens and covers are one of the best protection for an open skylight. The screens are OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) certified for safety and protection. The screens are made from galvanized steel and stainless steel which is known to be of superior quality and long lasting. The screens are cost-effective solutions as compared to other forms of skylight protection systems. The skylight screens are designed to fit nearly every skylight measurements. The advantages of skylight screens in skylight protection are
- Provide passive protection. The installation of screens requires no training, certification, or engineering course as compared to anchors and horizontal lifelines.
- The screens are covered by mesh or gauze on each side which prevents the worker from falling in even if he breaks the skylight.
- The screens are made from galvanized steel which is corrosion resistant and impact resistant
There are different types of skylight screens such as curb style, rib/corrugated, and standing seam. The curb styles skylight comes in a wide range of sizes using a clamping mechanism which does not damage the roof membrane.
Apart from the skylight screens, there are also roof light covers and freestanding hatch covers. The roof light covers are innovative solutions that do not damage the roof surfaces and modular in design which means they can easily be installed, maintained and removed.