Blast & Bomb Resistant Skylights

Maxim Skylights Blast & Bomb Resistant design complies with The US Department of Defense anti-terrorism standards and the US Army Corp of Engineers blast resistant design methodology including ASTM F1642/ ASTM F2912/ GSA TS01-2003/ PDC-TR 10-02.

 

The UV Enhanced polycarbonate dome and 16mm 5 layer multi-wall polycarbonate configuration provide the benefits of blast and bomb protection and energy efficiency without limiting light transmission.

Average peak reflected pressure = 6.97 psi with a 40 psi-msec average positive phase impulse allows a NO HAZARD rating and level of protection that meets or exceeds the protection required for military installations and high risk projects from embassies to government buildings worldwide.

 

A Maxim skylight inside the Intertek shock tube (bomb/blast test chamber). See the test video here.

Maxim Skylights has added additional approvals and certifications to this product line, including:

  • ASTM 1886/1996 large and small missile impact testing, and tested the design to ensure compliance with Miami-Dade County product control for the 150mph HVHZ,
  • Compliance with the 6th Edition (2017) of the Florida Building Code including impact resistance and HVHZ approval,
  • Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm approval for impact resistant products approved for use in the Inland I, Inland II, and the Seaward Zones of the Designated Catastrophe Area of the Texas Gulf Coast,
  • OSHA Fall Protection testing to protect against roof opening fall through accidents, and
  • All of the industry standards for air/water/structural performance protocols for skylights under AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-08 & -11 including ASTM E283, ASTM E330, ASTM E547, and ASTM E331.

The addition of ASTM F588 & UL972 to comply with Forced Entry Protection proves there is no equal to our skylight.

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Only Impact Resistant Glazings are available.

With options of polycarbonate domes and pyramid domes, 100% impact modified acrylic domes and pyramid domes, single polycarbonate dome over 16mm 5 Layer or 25mm 7 Layer cellular multi-wall polycarbonate panel, or impact resistant insulated glass with SentryGlas® are available to insure glazing options for every type project.

Dome colors available in any combination of:

  • clear
  • standard translucent white (27%vlt)
  • high light transmission translucent white (74%vlt)
  • dark bronze (25%vlt)
  • dark gray (25%vlt)
  • light gray (50%vlt)

16mm and 25mm Multiwall in clear or white and Cardinal Glass LoE366 & LoE340 coated insulated glass with many other coatings and tints also available. Unlimited glazing configurations exist so please consult with your local distributor or Maxim Skylights directly for custom glazing options.

More Glazing Options

  • Polycarbonate Double Domes
  • Polycarbonate Double Pyramid Domes: 22˚, 30˚ or 40˚ with custom pitches available.
  • 100% Impact Modified Acrylic Double Domes
  • 100% Impact Modified Acrylic Double Pyramid Domes: 22˚, 30˚ or 40˚ with custom pitches available.
  • Single Polycarbonate Dome over a 5 Layer Cellular Multiwall Polycarbonate Panel
  • Single Polycarbonate Pyramid over a 5 Layer Cellular Multiwall Polycarbonate Panel: 22˚, 30˚ or 40˚ with custom pitches available.
  • Tempered Insulated Glass
  • Tempered/Laminated Insulated Glass
  • Multiwall Cellular Polycarbonate in thickness of 16mm (5 layer) or 25mm (3 layer & 7 layer).

Dome and Pyramid colors of clear, standard translucent white, high light transmission translucent white, dark bronze, dark gray, and light gray are available in any combination.

Insulated Glass is provided by Cardinal Glass. Unlimited tints and LoE Coated options are available.

Please visit the Glazing Page for information on our suppliers and links to their websites where additional information can be found on all of our glazing options. Unlimited glazing configurations exist so please consult with your local distributor or Maxim Skylights directly for additional glazing options.

Frame finishes in mill (as the aluminum comes from the mill), clear anodized, dark bronze anodized or choose from an unlimited palette of UV enhanced powdercoat colors that make it possible to match any metal roof project or just in case you would like to add a little “color” to your skylights. Our multi step cleaning process ensures that the aluminum is perfectly cleaned prior to powdercoating and complies with the extreme salt water spray test of ASTM 2605. More about Frame Finish Options
Commercial Skylight curb mountCurb Mount Skylights for applications where flashed curbs are existing or will be site built and our skylight will be sealed and anchored to the curb by the installer.

 

 

  • Standard Curb Mount – our standard frame option.
  • Thermal Break Curb Mount – Includes an additional urethane “break” in the frame to help provide additional thermal performance in colder climates.
Commercial self-flashing skylightSelf-Flashing Skylights include a prefabricated aluminum curb wall and are available in a single wall curb or an insulated double wall curb with 1.5” of polyisocyanurate insulation and a concealed 2X4 for anchoring that complies with our test specimens. Curb heights are available in standard and special heights for mounting directly to the roof deck. Common heights are 9”, 12”, 14” and 16” but Maxim is able to provide any height required to meet every project specification.

 

 

  • Single Wall Self-Flashing comes fully assembled and is available with an optional exposed 2X4 wood nailer to provide a solid termination point for the roof membrane or termination bar but also provides proper fastener anchoring per our product testing. The curb(s) are able to be shipped separately (loose) for installation prior to the skylight portion. Installing the curbs prior to the curb mount portion provides protection of the finished skylight and glazing during the roofing installation process and minimizes jobsite damage to the finished skylight. An optional addition of 1.5” polyisocyanurate insulation can be added and is adhered to the exterior wall but is left exposed to be covered by the roof membrane at time of installation.
  • Insulated Self-Flashing with (Maxim(um) Insulated Curb is a 1.75” thick curb wall with a concealed 2X4 and 1.5” polyisocyanurate insulation between aluminum inner and outer walls. This option allows for the skylight to be shipped fully assembled or with the curb(s) shipped separately (loose) for installation prior to the skylight portion. Installing the curbs prior to the curb mount portion provides protection of the finished skylight and glazing during the roofing installation process and minimizes jobsite damage to the finished skylight. Maxim offers stainless steel fasteners and sealants upon request to make this a simple process.
  • Thermal Break & Insulated Self-Flashing with (Maxim(um) Insulated Curb is a 1.75” thick curb wall with a concealed 2X4 and 1.5” polyisocyanurate insulation between aluminum inner and outer walls. The skylight frame has added condensation resistance in the form of a urethane “break” in the extruded frame and is suggested in colder climates. The Maxim(um) curb option allows for the skylight to be shipped fully assembled or with the curb(s) to be shipped separately (loose) for installation prior to the skylight portion. Installing the curbs prior to the curb mount portion provides protection of the finished skylight and glazing during the roofing installation process and minimizes jobsite damage to the finished skylight. Maxim offers stainless steel fasteners and sealants upon request to make this a simple process.

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Certifications

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Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved Products (Approved for use in all wind zones including the HVHZ)

Polycarbonate Domes:
+40psf -75psf
NOA 18-0307.10

Impact Resistant Insulated Glass:
+/-100psf
NOA 17-1212.04

Polycarbonate Dome & Multiwall:
+/-60psf
NOA 17-0411.02

2017 (6th Edition) FBC Approved Products (Impact resistant & approved for use in the HVHZ)

Polycarbonate Domes:
+/- 60psf
FBC #2418-R11

Polycarbonate Dome & Multiwall:
+/- 60psf
FBC #21896-R1

Texas Department of Insurance Windstorm Approved Products (Approved for Inland I, Inland II, and Seaward Zones)

Polycarbonate Domes:
Product Evaluation Report SK-13

Impact Resistant Insulated Glass:
Product Evaluation Report SK-18

Polycarbonate Dome & Multiwall:
Product Evaluation Report SK-56