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The Most Energy Efficient Skylight

When you want the most energy-conscious skylight, choose the VELUX Energy Performance Model Skylight. Its innovative design coupled with optimal blind control gives you plenty of bright, natural light (in some cases fresh air) while continuously working to reduce your dependency on electricity.

In addition to being the most energy-efficient skylight, the Energy Performance Model qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit that could result in an average savings of $730.

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What Makes It The Most Energy Efficient Skylight?

When designing this bundle, VELUX worked to provide you with not only a product that qualifies for the 30% Federal Tax Credit, but also one that helped further reduce your dependency on electricity.

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Meeting ENERGY STAR requirements, all Energy Performance Model skylights have triple LoE, dual-sealed, argon-filled glass to help create a more energy-efficient window in all climate zones.
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Factory-installed solar blind
When added to the skylight, the solar-powered, double-pleated, room-darkening blinds can boost an energy performance in your home by up to 40%. Plus, you have five unique colors to choose from to match any décor.
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Intelligent touch remote control
The intelligent-touch remote control of the KLR 200 launches the Energy Performance Model into a new category with is ability to control blind positioning throughout the day and night depending on the seasons. Learn how to set up the remote.

It's Not Just One Skylight

When you pick the Energy Performance Model Skylight, you have three different skylight options to choose from: a fixed skylight, a manual "Fresh Air" skylight, and a pre-flashed fixed skylight. Plus, your choice of color from five qualifying blinds and a smart remote with seasonal automation optimization.

Seasonal automation optimizes energy efficiency

All Energy Performance Model skylight options come paired with an intelligent-touch remote that actively work to reduce energy dependency while maximizing efficiency. The preprogramed smart remote controls the blinds to automatically close during the day on hot summer days to lower solar heat gain, while closing at night in those winter months to keep your home warmer.

energy performance winter Blinds automatically close at night during winter months to maximize energy efficiency and reduce heating costs. energy performance summer
Blinds automatically close during the daytime in warm summer months to maximize energy efficiency and reduce cooling costs.

Go Solar. Save Big!

In 2008 and 2009, two acts were signed into law that provided homeowners and business with a tax credit on the purchase and installation of renewable technologies. This included products powered with either the sun’s energy, wind, or geothermal heat, and installed between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2021.

This opened the door for VELUX to redesign our products so that they not only matched the spirit of the tax credit, but also worked to improve usage of renewable energy.

By choosing an Energy Performance Model skylight, your entire purchase and installation becomes a solar system eligible for a 30% tax credit. And like we say, when you look at the numbers, going solar becomes the logical choice.

Price Range for a Single Energy Performance Model 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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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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