The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skyight
The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed, battery powered operator and control system. The battery powered operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight, and the solar panel serves as the charging source for the system.
About Velux Skylights
Velux offers three categories of skylighs such as: curb mounted, deck mounted and pan-flashed. The curb and deck mounted skylights are offered in the No Leak Skylight.
This carries a 10-year warranty, plus 20 years on glass, 10 on product, and 5 on blinds and controls. This fantastic feature includes three layers of water protection, advanced LoE3 glass for money savings on utility bills, pre-finished white frames and sashes, along with pre-mounted brackets for quick installation of sunscreen blinds, and lower roof profile with updated curve architectural design.
Low Profile Roof Flashing
The low profile roof flashing ensures a weather tight seal for skylights and roof windows installed on top of roofs with shakes and shingles. This type of flashing allows the close grouping of deck mounted skylights.
High Profile Roof Flashing
The high profile roof flashings allow a weather tight seal for skylights and roof windows installed on roofs with concrete or Spanish tile.
Metal Roof Flashing
Along with both the high and low profile roof flashing, there is an alternate way of flashing for metal roofs. An exclusive, EDM metal flashing makes installing skylights un-troublesome. Flashing pieces interlock directly with roofing materials for a weather resistant installation and streamlined exterior. A feature of the metal roof flashing is the sill apron that highlights pliable pleats that form to the roof.
The unique underlayment is an alternative to roofing felt that wraps the roof window or skylight to provided added care from extreme weather conditions. This key underlayment is important when roofs have a built up of ice or snow.
Suitable for any home, VELUX skylights are available in various glazing options for the uniqueness of each home. Every VELUX skylight glazing’s are built with LoE3, Argon gas added to the dual pane glass. The options for glazing are as follows: Laminated, tempered, impact, white laminated, Miami-dade, and snowload glass. The laminated glass has high energy efficiency that allows home owners to live more comfortably, while saving money on utility bills. Also it resists condensation twice as long as clear glass. The tempered glass provides three times more protection against heat gain. It also protects interior spaces by reflecting the sun’s fade causing rays. The impact glass is designed to meet the rigid test requirements for hurricane prone areas. The white laminated glass provides diffused day lighting, which makes it suitable for offices, library, schools, and warehouse applications. You will love that you can combine this feature with almost any of the other glazing’s. Lastly the snowload glass is designed for massive snow storms, in snow heavy areas. It has a triple layer of LoE coating for a higher average of savings on your utility bills. Like the white laminated glazing, you can combine this glazing with a different one of your choice!
With VELUX automation solutions you have the elements at your disposal. The “no leak skylight” combine with the new “Pick&Click blinds.” The system provides a full control of the amount of light, heat, and fresh air that enters your room. The “RF Remote” lets the users create advanced programs that automatically control the skylight and blind maximizing full energy efficiency. Create your own light and fresh air solution right now using VELUX blinds, electric, and manual controls.
Why Use Skylights?
Homes are being built closer to one another and the balance of providing sufficient natural light and privacy has become an issue. That’s why 65% of homebuyers* request light from above through skylights in their bathroom, a room where privacy and light is of the utmost importance.
Most of us are looking for homes with a lot of light, because we require 2-3 times more light to see by age 60 as we did in our twenties. Skylights help balance the light in the room, reducing glare and transforming living areas into more open, safer spaces.
An electric venting skylight will open to produce a “passive air conditioner.” Through the chimney or exhaust effect they create, the warm air is drawn up through the venting skylight, providing a cooling effect and fresh air throughout the house.
Life to small spaces
While conventional incandescent bulbs create an unnatural yellow glow, VELUX SUN TUNNELTM skylights deliver natural light to areas of the home you never thought possible. The reflective property of tubular skylights also reduces your HVAC load by utilizing the natural power of the sun to bring passive light, light without the heat emitted by electrical sources.
Daylight from above
Planning for enough natural light is important for the functionality of a home, but skylights offer many other benefits for our living spaces.
Free earth friendly light
Skylights cut down emissions and the need for electric lighting naturally. Using daylight not only reduces energy costs and consumption, but also reduces the demand for unsustainable power that is currently challenging the health of the world’s environment.