PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 19-21, 2016 – VELUX America’s Venting Modular Skylights (VMS) are designed to open up large spaces while creating a light, bright and spacious environment. The skylights offer fully integrated ventilation and sun screening and fixed and ventilating units can be mixed.

Developed in collaboration with renowned architects Foster + Partners in London, the skylights feature a minimalist design with very slim profiles. The electronics and motors in each module are concealed, creating a simple and refined look, inside and out. They are constructed from an advanced composite material for exceptional strength and energy-efficiency.

According to Ross Vandermark, national product manager for VELUX America, the VMS is primarily a commercial line but one of the models available, the single-slope 5° Longlight, is very well suited for residential use. “This unit,” he says, “is suitable for roof pitches between 0° and 10°. Other Longlight systems are available for roof pitches between 10°-25°. The installations are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and there is a 10-year product warranty.”

“This is a relatively new product for VELUX in the United States,” Vandermark says, “but a number of residential installations have been completed with very satisfactory results and good feedback from homeowners and installers.”

Vandermark says that the residential Longlight skylights are installed on a sub-construction made from wood for maximum energy performance. “It’s essential that the sub-construction meet precise specifications in terms of dimensions and loadbearing capacity and VELUX product sheets and installation instructions contain detailed product descriptions and installation processes. Since this will be a new installation process for most residential roofers, we are also producing videos to support the roofing industry as this product is utilized on more homes.”

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.