Manual "Fresh Air" Skylights

VS/VCM/EV


The VELUX Manual "Fresh Air" Skylight is a simple, straightforward, and stunning as they come. Rather than using electric or solar-powered components, this skylight opens and closes by hand with a smooth turning handle for in-reach applications and a rod for out-of-reach ones. Like our other venting skylights, this one enables any home to embrace the very best of what nature has to offer: daylight and fresh air.

 
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Product Features

  • 1
     Choose Your Glass
    Choose from a variety of different glasses from impacted, white laminated,  snowload or tempered.
  • 2
    Manually Operated
    Our manual skylights easily opened and closed with VELUX control rods. No need for costly wiring or electricity.
  • 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
    Fresh Air
    Adding fresh air and ventilation to a home is essential to health and well-being.

Price Range for Single 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.



Skylight Price Ranges

*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.


Solar Benefits

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VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO is the easy way to a healthier indoor climate. Smart sensors continuously monitor the temperature, humidity and CO2 levels in your home and open or close your skylights and blinds to create a healthier indoor climate.

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Skylight Shades

Our new skylight shade collection can help turn an ordinary room into something special. With over 100 colors and pattern choices available, you can design your space to reflect your personality.

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Specifications

 

  • Installation Options

    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. Learn more on why you should choose a VELUX certified installer.

    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.


  • Skylight Sizes

    Skylight Sizes

    Manual "Fresh Air" Skylight (VS) - Deck Mounted

    VS 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
    541516
    30916 x
    3838
    30916 x
    4614
    30916 x
    541516
    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



    Manual "Fresh Air" Skylight (VCM) - Curb Mounted

    VCM 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") 2658 x
    2658
    2658 x
    3858
    2658 x
    5058
    3458 x
    3458
    3458 x
    5058
    3858 x
    3858
    5058 x
    5058
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