Flame-Resistant Skylight Introduced by VELUX

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VELUX introduced their latest Sun Tunnel skylight series to meet the changes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) zone and Class A burning brand code standards.

The TZR and TZRL Wildfire Glass Curb-Mount Sun Tunnel Skylights reach high-level fire resistance because of its features such as:

  • Flame-resistant construction
  • Ignition-resistant tempered diamond wire glass in the standard panel

VELUX mentioned that approximately 44 million homes, or one-third of all homes in the country, are within WUI zones.

This is where residential development are near undeveloped wild lands prone to fires.

The latest Sun Tunnels integrate a 14-inch fixed curb-mounted skylight and an adapter for a standard 14-inch reflective aluminum tunnel.

The TZR 014 model is made for tile roofs but doesn’t come with a flashing kit.

Customers can buy an ECW high-profile tile flashing kit separately.

The TZRL 014 is designed for shingle roofs and comes with an adhesive underlayment and shingle roof flashing kit.

“The ignition-resistant wire glass on the new Sun Tunnel is designed to prevent the glass from dropping to the floor and igniting a fire inside the home,” says Ross Vandermark, director of national product management for VELUX North America.

“It is a prime option for homes in WUI zones as flame-resistant construction can help preserve property.”

Both products come with:

  • 64 inches of tunnel material
  • Two 12-inch
  • 45-degree elbows
  • 16-inch top collar

Dan is one of our main correspondents based out of Portland, Oregon. He reports on all new innovations about building products.