The inherent design flexibility of Pilkington Planar™ is ideally suited to roof applications. Framing, that can become a maintenance problem or possibly cause future leaks, is not required. Pilkington Planar™ glass carries self-weight, snow loads, accommodates seismic movements, and resists wind pressures through the use of Pilkington Planar™ fittings.
Large structural glass spans are possible if underlying purlins are reinforced with cable or tension rod rigging. Pilkington Planar™ glass can also be supported by tension trusses, laminated glass beam purlins, space frames, and many other types of structures. The structure can be located above or below the glass. Pilkington Planar™ roofs require a minimum slope of 3 degrees to eliminate ponding on the glass.
Various glass types can be incorporated into the roof or skylight for superior performance. All glass is laminated, generally using SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer from Kuraray* laminate. For more information on SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer from Kuraray*.
All backup structures are available as a completely engineered sole source package for guaranteed performance of the glass roofs and skylights.
*SentryGlas® is a registered trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and used under exclusive license by Kuraray