PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 19-21, 2016 – VELUX® America offers a ready-made instant light shaft kit that allows for faster, easier, airtight completion of the installation of deck mounted skylights on vaulted ceilings. According to Ross Vandermark, national product manager, the prefabricated kit does away with the need for drywall spackling, sanding and painting and works with all “box” type light shafts (not flared).

“The kit is prefabricated,” Vandermark says, “and the installer need only assemble the molding, install mounting clips to the skylight drywall groove, measure and cut panels to the proper depth and join to the molding, align the assembled light shaft to mounting clips and click into place.” The kits are priced at $225 to $250 depending on the size of the skylight being installed.

“This is a win for both the installer and the homeowner,” Vandermark says,“ with the installer experiencing reduced install time and complexity while avoiding costly delays that sometimes occur when coordinating jobs between tradesmen. This will result in homeowners getting quicker and cleaner completion of the job with less disruption to their schedules.”

VELUX solar powered fresh air skylights, along with solar powered blinds, as well as the installation costs, are eligible for a 30 percent Federal tax credit. Visit for details and access to an easy-to-use federal tax credit estimator for either new construction or replacement installations.

VELUX is an ENERGY STAR partner and has been recognized as a Partner of the Year. 

VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX America products are available nationwide through home centers, building material suppliers, lumberyards, and independent door, window, or roofing retailers. Consumers can locate local suppliers and installers, and access information on skylight selection and the benefits of bringing more natural light and fresh air into the home by visiting or VELUX skylights are Made in America in Greenwood, SC.