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skylights require special reinforcement design

When installed flat or on an angle a leaded glass skylight will sag and collapse if built like a traditional stained glass window. This large 4' x 4' skylight panel is an example of supplemental reinforcement that must be used to support a leaded glass panel. When attached to the top of the panel it can not be seen from below..

In addition to the external reinforcement bars extra measures can also be taken to ensure its strength. These measures can include construction with extra stiff lead channels, the use of a lead matrix internally reinforced with brass or copper, lead weaving and design of only optimally sized panels.

This skylight panel is in a bank lobby in Gurnee, IL.



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