VELUX “Fresh Air” and fixed skylights come in both deck mounted and curb mounted styles. Your skylight installer is the best person to decide which style works for your home.
Skylights can help increase your home’s property value, visually expand your space, and improve your mood with natural light. They also improve air quality in your home and can reduce your reliance on electricity and air conditioning.
VELUX offers a variety of high-quality Skylight options including:
- Solar-Powered, Electric, & Manual “Fresh Air” Skylights
- Fixed Skylights
- Flat Roof Skylights
- Custom Skylights
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The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight (available for both deck and curb mount installations) features a solar panel that captures available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. This operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight, negating the need for electrical wiring during installation.
Sun Tunnel Skylights are a cost-effective way to add natural light to areas that need a brighter, more vibrant appearance. Their low-profile design creates a sleek appearance on any roofline, and their pre-fabricated light tunnel makes them quick and easy to install. Not to mention, they come with a 20-year tunnel warranty.
Manual “Fresh Air” Skylights are designed for both deck and curb mount installations. The VELUX Manual “Fresh Air” skylight enables any home to embrace the best of what nature has to offer. Opening for maximum fresh air, this venting skylight contributes to a home’s proper moisture balance and comfort level by allowing stale, humid air to be released.
Electric “Fresh Air” Skylights are designed for both deck and curb mount installations. The VELUX Electric “Fresh Air” skylight is the perfect daylighting solution for overhead applications. It allows for abundant natural light, and with the touch of a button, opens to let in fresh air. If you forget to close it, a rain sensor will shut the skylight during inclement weather.
Fixed Skylights are perfect for visually expanding areas such as hallways, stairwells, and other closed-in, dark spaces that can be transformed with light and sky views. They provide an economical choice in creating a spacious home that is filled with natural light.
Featured Velux Products
VELUX offers a complete system of complementary products and accessories for any skylight solution – from installation right down to the finishing touches. Whether you’re looking to add one of VELUX’s “Fresh Air” skylights or a model geared more towards small spaces, we’ve got all the skylight options and information you need to make a decision.
Put fresh air at your fingertips with a top hinged VELUX roof window. A top hinged roof window is easy to operate – even with furniture beneath. The innovative top control bar allows you to install the window lower than an equivalent bottom-operated window to get an excellent view while standing and when seated.
We recommend top hinged windows if you are placing your window in a low position, for instance: in rooms with a low ceiling or where you’d like a better view of the surroundings below.
Buying Skylights: What You Need to Know
Are you ready to open up your home with skylights? Check out these tips to see if VELUX Skylights are a good fit for your home!
Skylights can help increase your home’s property value, visually expand your space, and improve your mood while regulating your circadian rhythm. They also improve air quality in your home and can reduce your reliance on electricity and air conditioning.
Do skylights leak?
No! VELUX skylights are engineered with three layers of water protection and backed by an industry-leading 10-year installation warranty that promises the skylights you put in your home will not leak.
How strong are they?
VELUX Skylights are available in three different glass types: Laminated Glass, Impact Glass (best for areas prone to large storms) and Snowload Glass (best for areas with heavy snow accumulation).
Will they make my home hotter?
VELUX Skylights were made with energy efficiency in mind. That’s why they are are Energy Star-certified in all 50 states. You can also use Skylight shades for further climate control.
VELUX Skylights are available either deck-mounted, which are mounted directly to your roof deck and have a low profile, or curb-mounted, where the skylight is mounted to a curb or frame, typically made of 2 x 4s. You can either install the skylights yourself, or hire a professional installer. If you decide to install it yourself, be sure to install them with VELUX flashing to ensure warranty coverage.
Most skylights require very little maintenance. Periodically washing them to remove debris on the exterior and spot cleaning the glass and frame on the interior can help keep your skylight in top shape for years to come.