Panels and Skylights
Translucent Panels and Skylights Overview
Translucent Panels
Translucent Panels
Translucent Panels and Skylights Overview


Muhler offers a unique line of highly-insulated, translucent, composite sandwich panel systems, which are lightweight and have impressive strength. Translucent panels have been used in thousands of skylight and curtain-wall projects over the last 25 years. These panels feature an aluminum-grid core and a reinforced fiberglass skin. Glazed into an aluminum frame, this unique design allows for design flexibility and high insulation values.

Features and Benefits:

•Natural energy efficiency saves money and stabilizes HVAC loads.

•Possible LEED® credit opportunities.

•Lightweight translucent glazing saves money by lowering total skylight weight, and reducing structural requirements.

•Composite sandwich panel design features an aluminum grid core and reinforced fiberglass skin, providing one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios available for daylighting applications.

•Architectural grade fiberglass is specially blended for fire protection on the interior and features the Ultimate Series™ weather protection on the exterior for the longest lasting service life.

•Contains more aluminum, making it stronger than any competitive product.

•Guardian 275® skylights (ready-to-install versions used in residential settings) meet ENERGY STAR® requirements. Every ENERGY STAR qualified skylight is independently tested and certified to perform at levels that meet or exceed strict energy efficiency criteria set by the U.S. Department of Energy.

•Students benefit greatly from access to natural light - visit our LEED for Schools page for more information on the USGBC's LEED for Schools Green Building Rating System™ and how Major's daylighting solutions may apply.

•Numerous sheet color options - Crystal, White, Aqua, Ice Blue, Tan and Desert Rose.

•Guard-Tite™ curtainwall systems available with 1", 1 1/2", 2.75" or 4" panels for added versatility.

•Classic grid layouts include in-line Shoji, staggered Shoji, and Tuckerman patterns, in sizes from 6"x6" up to 12"x24". Verti-Lite™ grid pattern also available in wall systems for a unique look (vertical grid only with no cross pieces).

•Guardian 275® panels can be configured to provide significant blast protection and meet or exceed anti-terrorism performance requirements specified by the Department of Defense and General Services Administration.

•Mixed-glazing systems (translucent panels plus glass or polycarbonate multi-wall) also available.

•Major Industries' water management system is a critical line
of defense against leaks, and features an integral condensation gutter and weeping system on all structural members.

•High-performance extruded EPDM gaskets and counter-shimmed butyl sealant keeps leaks out longer.

•Guardian 275® curtainwall systems offer hurricane protection and have been approved for use in most Florida counties, the Texas Gulf Coast and 90% of the hurricane zones in North America.

•Guardian 275® Translucent Adapter Panel offers seamless integration between the 2.75" Guardian 275® panel and conventional 1" framing systems.

•Trim Tones™, our unique system for concealing exterior fasteners, offers the ultimate in design flexibility - make your daylighting design blend into the background or jump out with a colorful, artistic touch.

•Spectra-Grid™ custom-colored translucent insulation creates visual impact. This colorful option is perfect for educational facilities wanting to show off their school colors.