Houston, Texas -- The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has recently certified skylights from VTECH Industries' (Evaluation SK-28) as compliant with the wind loads specified in the International Residential Code (IRC) and International Building Code (IBC).
The skylight in question is the 4x4 CMC Hurricane Polyurethane Glass, Impact Resistant Skylight).
VTECH says the skylight is the first and only TDI-approved skylight for use in the designated catastrophe areas along the Texas and Florida Gulf Coasts.
The 4x4 CMC Skylights are created using an innovative reaction injection moulding (RIM) process. In which a single-piece system is created by fusing an aliphatic polyurethane directly to the lighting surface.
VTECH says a "continuous, high-performance bond is formed, eliminating the chances of failure due to improper installation, weathering or large hail."