Curb Mounted vs Deck Mounted

Curb Mounted Skylights

Curb mounted skylights are the most common skylight type.  This design requires a box structure for the unit to ‘set’ on.  Generally this box comprises 2×6, or larger construction lumber, set on end, and attached to the roof deck.  The box is then ‘flashed in’ with the

The Differences Between Glass and Acrylic Skylights

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The Pros and Cons of Glass and Acrylic Skylights Acrylic skylights were the standard skylights in the 1980’s, but in the early 2000’s companies, like the international company Velux, started mass producing glass skylights. The benefits of these newer glass skylights far outweigh the benefits from acrylic skylights. Cost Velux fixed skylight models are mass-produced for use around the …

Energy Star Basics

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All Velux skylights are ENERGY STAR certified, saving you money and helping the environment, but what is the ENERGY STAR program? About ENERGY STAR: ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. The program was established by …