Hurricane & Impact Resistant Skylights

Maxim Skylights specializes in the manufacture of Hurricane, Impact, and Storm resistant skylights which comply with ALL wind zones.
Maxim Skylights specializes in the manufacture of Hurricane, Impact, and Storm resistant skylights that also comply with OSHA Fall Protection guidelines to protect against roof opening fall through accidents. Maxim Skylights was started in 2003 to address, and comply with, the new statewide Florida Building Code that required the need for high performance skylights to withstand large and small impact resistance as well as wind speeds in excess of 150mph.

 

Since our inception, Maxim Skylights has been providing polycarbonate and impact resistant insulated glass skylights and has proven to be the skylight of choice for Commercial, Military and Residential projects where impact resistance, blast & bomb resistance and energy efficiency are required.

tandem row of maxim skylights on a sloped metial roof under a stormy skyMaxim Skylights extensive product development and testing protocols have resulted in approvals and certifications that include:

  • Miami-Dade County Product Control Approvals including impact approval for use within the 150mph High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) of the 2017 Florida Building Code
  • Impact Certification for use in all zones, including the 150mph High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ), of the 2017 Florida Building Code
  • Impact Resistant approvals from the Texas Department of Insurance criteria for impact protection from windborne debris within the Inland I, Inland II and the Seaward zones of the Designated Catastrophe Areas of the Texas Gulf Coast
  • Many other approvals and certifications can be found on our Certifications page and our Download Center page.
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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
After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Miami-Dade County Florida started a quest to change the construction industry and spent years encouraging manufacturers to develop new and improved products to meet wind and impact resistance that currently did not exist. Broward and Palm Beach Counties followed but it wasn’t until the 2001 Florida Building Code that the entire state was on board.

 

Not long after in 2004 Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne struck Florida and the following year Hurricanes Rita and Katrina struck the Texas Gulf Coast. Texas was quick to react and voluntary codes went to mandatory codes very quickly and Maxim was there to provide skylights to help protect buildings located within the Designated Catastrophe Areas of The Texas Gulf Coast.

Please visit the Download Center to see all of our editable .pdf drawings that make choosing the right skylight easy.

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