What's the safest glass for my skylight?
VELUX recommends and building codes states that laminated glass, or VELUX Clean, Quiet, & Safe glass for any skylights out of reach (usually above eight feet). This glass not only is the safest we offer, but it also remains clean longer and reduces noise by up to 25% compared to other standard double pane glass.
Will skylights help my child sleep better?
Natural light is an external environmental factor that sets the phases of our circadian cycle (sleep cycle). When the sun rises, we tend to wake up even if we didn't sleep a full eight hours. Skylights help bring in natural light to your space that ultimately helps balance your sleep cycle, as well as managing your appetite, mood, etc.
I have central air, do I really need a venting skylight?
A venting skylight can help your air conditioner work less. Opening the skylight helps to remove warmer air trapped at the top of your ceiling, lessen the amount of cool air needed to be produced by an air conditioner.
Is there any way to control the amount of light from the skylight?
Yes, there is! VELUX offers over 60 different blind options, letting you select your amount of light control, style, and color that fits your bedroom décor. We recommend taking a look at our double-pleated light filtering shades and blackout shades for your bedroom.
How do I clean the outside glass on my skylight?
By upgrading your skylight glass to Clean, Quiet, & Safe glass (comes standard on some skylights), your skylight will do the work for you. Any debris that lands (or decomposes) on the outside skylight will be broken down by our Neat glass coating and washed away with the next rain.
If I open my skylights, what about bugs?
We've all been there with the dreaded fly stuck in the car dilemma, and imagining that in your bedroom seems worse. Luckily, your venting skylight comes with the option for you to add an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting all the clean air in.
Where should I put my skylight?
Knowing where to install your skylight has it challenges and depend on certain elements of your home. We know this, which is why we've partnered with certified VELUX skylight professionals who will survey your home and offer you their advice on the best spot for your skylight. Find an installer in your area, today.
I heard skylights leak, is that true?
When skylights first came out, they were prone to leaks which gave them a pretty bad name. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, VELUX manufactures skylights with a three-layer water protection that prevents any leaks. Plus, we added an installation warranty to all products installed with our skylight flashing system because we believe in our No Leak Promise. Learn more about our warranties and No Leak Promise.
What warranties are offered?
As the world leader in roof windows and skylights, we stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty; it's been a commitment we've kept for over 75 years. Here's our complete warranty guide.