The New Generation Atlas Customlight is moulded from one piece of opal polycarbonate plastic to completely eliminate the possibility of leaks due to corrosion or defective metal soldering. Uniformity and quality control is achieved through machine repeatability and inspection staff working to AS2080-1983 Standard.
Customlight Polycarbonate Skylight Features
- Built to withstand AS2424-1981 (the 25kg sandbag drop test) to give complete protection against hail damage and protection for persons on roofs against accidentally falling through skylights. A must for schools and public utilities.
- The new opal polycarbonate is specially formulated to Atlas Skylights requirements – it is not single, but double coated to give maximum protection against ultra violet radiation.
- Polycarbonate has the lowest fire rating of all glazing plastics.
- All Atlas New Generation Ventilated Skylights are now equipped with dust and pollen filters on ventilation ports.
- Designed to suit Custom ORB or similar corrugated sheeting.
For existing buildings, survey the inner roof for obstructions (electrical wires, water pipes, etc.)
Step 1. Remove roof sheeting and sarking from the area where the skylight is to be installed. Cut out the roof battens flush with the rafters as required. Make sure all existing roof battens are secure and install additional battens to support unit if required.
Step 2. Make sure the water soaker tray is facing the fall of the water.
Step 3. Underlap the polycarbonate base 100mm at the top end and overlap it 100mm at the bottom end.
Step 4. Lay the sides of the unit in the same direction as the roofing (i.e. facing away from prevailing winds) and locate in the normal manner as specified by the roofing manufacturer.
Step 5. Run two rows of neutral cure silicone sealant between the polycarbonate base and the roofing sheets at the top and at the bottom.
Step 6. Drill 6mm clearance holes through the raised moulded ribs and fix with 4mm Tek screws to battens below.
Step 7. You are now ready to start framing the light shaft. Determine the size of opening you require at ceiling level. This should not be larger in width than the ceiling rafters, unless special nogging is provided. Cut out lining and frame up to Customlight as shown.
Step 8. Select your lining material, Plaster Board, Wallboard or Particle Board are recommended.