Why Skylights?

1 Everything Looks Better In Daylight

Everything Looks Better in Daylight

Because skylights provide balanced, natural light from above, colors appear truer. Why paint your walls or spend time getting your home’s palette just right, when you can’t see the colors as they’re meant to be seen?

Unlike windows, which provide daylight that may be very bright or dull depending on the time of day, skylights provide balanced daylight that fills even remote corners of a room.

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2 Skylights Create A Healthier Environment.

Venting skylights in brown kitchen.

No one wants to smell last night’s fish dinner. Nor do you want to breathe chemicals released by synthetic materials, such as carpet, paint, wall coverings and upholstered furniture that make up modern homes.

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3 Skylights Help Reduce Dependence on Air Conditioning

Venting skylight on tile roof.

When you have skylights that can open installed in your home, you can use them to draw cool, fresh air inside instead of turning on the air conditioner.

Skylights use the chimney effect when opened in conjunction with windows on a lower level of the home. Hot air naturally rises and is pulled out of the skylights, while cool, fresh air is pulled in through lower level windows.

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4 Skylights Provide Daylight and a View Without Sacrificing Privacy

Venting skylight above shower.

With homes built close together windows in bathrooms and bedrooms often spend their days with draperies or shade pulled shut.
With skylights you can have the light you need without fearing prying eyes.

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5 Skylights with Blinds Give You the Ultimate in Light Control

Remote control blinds in bedroom.

Modern skylights can come with blinds or shades that allow homeowners to diffuse or block the light during certain times of the day.

Available NOW! VELUX ACTIVE indoor climate control.

Velux active compatibleThis sensor-based control system monitors the climate in your home and uses local weather data to automatically adjust the ventilation of your skylights and position of your blinds accordingly.


6 As We Age Our Eyes Require More Light For Everyday Tasks

Skylights and couple in living room.

Researchers McFarland and Fisher reported that to accommodate the adaptation of the aging eye, the amount of light required for visual acuity doubled for each 13 years after the age of 20.
Natural light from above provides soft, balanced light ideal for eyes of all ages.

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7 Using Skylights in Kitchens Frees up Wall Space for Additional Cabinets

Skylights and kitchen cabinets.

A lack of storage is a common complaint about kitchens.
With skylights, you get the natural light and fresh air you need in the kitchen, leaving room along the walls for additional storage.

8 Sun Tunnels—An Inexpensive Way To Bring Natural Daylight Into Enclosed Spaces

Velux Sun Tunnel in entryway.

Adding a SUN TUNNEL™ skylight is a cost-effective way to add the benefits of natural light to small spaces such as powder & laundry rooms, kitchenettes, hallways or other tight spaces that need a brighter, more vibrant appearance.

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Sun Tunnels

9 Roof Windows Are an Ideal Way to Add Natural Light to Bonus Rooms

Velux roof window and boy climbing ladder.

If you’re thinking about converting your home’s bonus space into a home office, play room or bedroom, skylights or roof windows are the perfect way to add light to the room.


10 VELUX Skylights Give You Peace Of Mind

Rain sensor on a Velux VSS skylight.

VELUX skylights come with a rain sensor that automatically closes the skylight at the first sign of rain.
They are installed with three layers of weather protection – a pre-installed deck seal, all-weather underlayment and engineered step flashing – that prevent air and water from entering your home.

10 year No Leak Warranty when installed with VELUX flashing. Including protection against glass damage from hail!

VELUX Warranty