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VELUX Electric "Fresh Air" Skylight

Designed for curb and deck mounted installations, the VELUX Electric "Fresh Air" skylight is an ideal daylighting solution for overhead applications. It brings in abundant natural light and with the touch of a button, opens to let fresh air in. And if inclement weather is on the way and you're not at home, a rain sensor will automatically close the skylight for you
 

Benefits of an Electric "Fresh Air" Skylight

  • 1
    Clean, Quiet & Safe Glass
    Silicon dioxide makes Neat® glass exceptionally smooth. In fact, it's much smoother than ordinary glass so water disperses evenly (sheets off), and evaporates quickly, greatly reducing water spotting. Reduce unwanted outside noise by up to 25% less than a standard double pane glass, and up to 50% less than a plastic skylight.
  • 2
    Rain Sensors
    With the integrated rain sensor, the skylight will close automatically if inclement weather approaches.
  • 3
    No Leak Promise
    The No Leak Skylight carries a 10-year installation warranty, plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and 5 years on blinds and controls.
  • 4
    Standard Hard Wire
    Single 20’ hard wire connects to a standard junction box
  • 5
    Fresh Air
    Adding fresh air and ventilation to a home is essential to health and well-being.

Price Range for a Single Electric "Fresh Air" Skylight Install

With a small investment, you can dramatically transform any room in your home with daylight and fresh air. In the long run, installing skylights will help you save on your utility bills.

Installation Costs

Installation costs will vary according to the skylight model, number of skylights and your ceiling type. Listed below are price ranges for installation of a new, single skylight, including labor for interior and exterior finish work and for replacing an old skylight.


*All calculations are based on the estimated costs for both the product and installation. These estimates were generated assuming a typical installation and use national averages. Actual installation costs will vary from these estimates based on common variables in roof construction and shaft construction. Local delivery costs and applicable sales tax not considered for these estimates. These numbers are provided as estimates only. You must consult your contractor for validation of the actual price paid for your product and installation costs. These numbers are not intended to be used in your tax process for claiming your tax credit.

Installation Options

When it comes to installing a skylight in your home, you have the option to do-it-yourself or find an installer near you. If you opt to do-it-yourself, installation instructions and videos are available on our website to help you along the way.


Installing your own skylights is no easy task so unless you are an expert, VELUX recommends requesting a consultation with an installer near you. You will end up with less hassle.

What should you expect during a consultation?

During a consultation, an installer will come and assess the room the skylights will be placed in. The installer will be able to tell you what size skylights and how many would be best for that room and what installation style would be most efficient (e.g. deck mounted or a curb mounted). The installer would also be able to review blind options with you to complete the look of your skylight.

What should you expect during installation?

A skylight installation happens in two phases: rooftop and interior. Depending on the circumstances, such as roof pitch, interior light shaft depth and shape, and weather, installations can take between a half-day and three days. The rooftop portion of the installation includes cutting the hole and fastening the skylight to the roof with the three layers of protection found in VELUX No Leak Skylights.

It takes about a half-day per skylight to complete the interior portion of the installation, which includes drywall and painting (unless an Instant Light Shaft is used). Installers will make every effort to protect your home’s interior from dust and other installation debris. Often, they will construct a curtain of plastic sheeting around the space in your ceiling where the skylight will be installed to contain dust.

What if I have a flat ceiling?

Flat ceilings require more drywall work than vaulted ceilings. If you have a flat ceiling, your installer will use drywall to build a shaft from the skylight to direct the daylight into the room. Your installer will paint the light shaft to match the surrounding ceiling area.

Watch our short video to see how a simple skylight light shaft can dramatically change your indoor environment.

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Clean, Quiet & Safe Glass

Neat® glass greatly reduces water spotting. Noises are reduced  up to 25%.

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No Leak Promise

The VELUX deck and curb mounted product family is designated as "The No Leak Skylight."

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We have one of the best warranties covering skylights, sun tunnels, and blinds!

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Skylight Sizes

Electric "Fresh Air" Skylight (VSE) - Deck Mounted

VSE Size Code
C01
C04
C06
C08
M04
M06
M08
S01
S06
Outside frame (W"xH") 2112 x
2738
2112 x
3838
2112 x
4614
2112 x
54116
30916 x
3838
30916 x
4614
30916 x
54116
4434 x
2738
4434 x
4614
Rough opening/ Finished frame (W"xH") 21 x
2678
21 x
3778
21 x
4534
21 x
54716
30116 x
3778
30116 x
4534
30116 x
54716
4414 x
2678
4414 x
4534


Electric "Fresh Air" Skylight (VCE) - Curb Mounted

VCE Size Code
2222
2234
2246
3030
3046
3434
4646
Inside curb (W"xH") 2212 x
2212
2212 x
3412
2212 x
4612
3012 x
3012
3012 x
4612
3412 x
3412
4612 x
4612
Outside curb (W"xH") 2512 x
2512
2512 x
3712
2512 x
4912
3312 x
3312
3312 x
4912
3712 x
3712
4912 x
4912
Maximum skylight clearance (W"xH") 26916 x
26916
26916 x
38916
26916 x
50916
34916 x
34916
34916 x
50916
38916 x
38916
50916 x
50916

VELUX Electric Fresh Air Skylight