Skylights 101

Skylights are Cost-effective and Eco-friendly

In 2016, the U.S. government found that the average electric bill for American homeowners ranged from around $98 to $130 per month (based on where they lived).

Residential skylights can greatly reduce this amount by providing a natural source of light and fresh air, decreasing the need for electricity during the daytime. With residential skylights, homeowners enjoy the sunshine all day without ever hitting the light switch.

And skylights may not be as expensive as you might think!

VELUX solar-powered products qualify for a 26% tax credit. In some cases, the tax credit can cover the solar powered blind, or a fixed skylight model.

And in the long-run, skylights will enable you to cut down on the cost of electricity and air-conditioning. With sunshine beaming down into the home, there won't be any need to have the lights on during the day and an open skylight will provide all of the cool, fresh air you need. This, of course, is a benefit to homeowners and to the environment itself

Skylights Make Your Home Healthier

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that we spend 90% of our time indoors where the concentration of some pollutants can be 2-5 times higher than they are outdoors. So it's important to air out your home. And skylights are a great tool to do just that!

VELUX Skylights are designed specifically to promote good circulation. They work wonders at helping to provide cleaner air for you and your family. Skylights truly are the way to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Give Yourself Some Space

Open up a whole new world of design opportunities!

Windows take up wall space, limiting your creative options. So why not use your 5th wall, while reaping the benefits of the natural sunlight and fresh air having a skylight affords?

Best of all, skylights can be installed in any room of the house, giving you the opportunity to transform the tone of your entire home. AND with options like sun tunnels you can even brighten up those interior areas where a window might not be possible!

Skylight Types

Fixed Skylights

These skylights don't open so they provide additional light but no ventilation or fresh air

Roof Windows

Built into the roof of the home can be opened to bring in more light and fresh air

Vented Skylights

 They Can be opened, so they offer additional light + fresh air.

Tubular Skylights

 Also called light tubes. Sunlight is directed from the rooftop assembly to the diffuser lens

Choosing The Right Skylight

A skylight is a great way to bring natural air and light into any space. But with so many models out there, how do you choose?


Skylight Costs

When it comes to deciding to buy a skylight, cost is one of the biggest concerns our customers have.


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