Manual Fresh Air Skylights

Our manual skylights are easily opened and closed with VELUX control rods when installed out-of-reach. A smooth turning handle is available when skylights are installed within reach.

Easy to open, easy to use, easy to install

Designed for curb and deck mounted installations, the VELUX Manual “Fresh Air” skylight enables any home to embrace the best of what nature has to offer. Opening for maximum fresh air, the venting skylight contributes to a home’s proper moisture balance and comfort level by allowing stale, humid air to be released.

Benefits of a Manual Fresh Air Skylight

What is Clean, Quiet & Safe glass?

Tempered glass
Ordinary glass: water beads higher on rough surface, causing more spots and greater cleaning need

Clean, Quiet & Safe glass
(recommended for out-of-reach applications; standard on VSS & VCS)
Clean, Quiet & Safe glass: the smooth surface disperses water evenly – removing dirt more quickly while reducing water spots
Clean, Quiet & Safe glass is also available in the following options:
Miami-Dade (xx07) available on: FCM; White laminated (xx08) available on: VSE, VCE, VS, VCM, FS, FCM, QPF; Snowload (xx10) available on: VSE, VCM, VS, VCM, FS, FCM; Impact (xx06) available on: VSE, VCE, VS, VCM, FS, FCM, QPF

The No Leak Skylight

The VELUX deck and curb mounted product family is designated as “The No Leak Skylight.” It carries the new 10-year installation warranty plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and 5 years on blinds and controls.

Features include three layers of water protection: advanced LoE3 glass for better energy efficiency, higher visible light transmittance, and improved solar heat gain performance; money-saving pre-finished white frames and sashes; pre-mounted brackets for quick installation of sunscreen blinds; a lower roof profile with an updated curved architectural design; and a neutral gray color to blend in with most roof materials and colors.

With a 30% federal tax credit, homeowners will receive an average of $850* with federal tax credit eligibility, which makes this product very affordable. Because no wiring is required, it’s easy to replace a fixed or manual skylight

VELUX patented deck seal technology

Three layers of water protection for deck mounted skylights

Deck seal
The pre-attached deck seal on all deck mounted skylights provides a seal between the frame and roof deck for a leak-proof installation.

Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions.

Engineered flashing for easy installation and primary water protection

Three layers of water protection for curb​ mounted skylights

A pre-attached skylight gasket provides a tight seal between a standard site-built curb and the skylight that caps off a leak-proof installation for curb mounted skylights.

Adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection against the harshest weather conditions for standard site-built curbs.

Engineered flashing for easy installation and primary water protection


Our new blind 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.

Controlling your environment

Five out of ten consumers want light control on skylights. One out of ten have it. See how easy it is to control the light by adding a blind to your VELUX skylight.

Not only does natural light create drama, it actually alters the way we feel about living space in a positive way. VELUX skylights can help dramatize any room in your home

A perfect example is how carefully positioned skylights can help bring harmony to a home. Positioning skylights above windows opens up the space and reduces glare. The room is now functional, flexible and relaxing.

Homes are being built closer to one another and the balance of providing sufficient natural light and privacy has become an issue. That’s why 65% of home buyers request light from above through skylights in their bathroom, a room where privacy and light is of the utmost importance.

Energy efficiency
The addition of blinds can increase the overall energy efficiency of your skylight by 45%. In the summer on high heat/sun days, close the blinds to reduce potential solar heat gain. In the winter, on cold nights, close your blinds to provide an extra layer of thermal insulation to keep warm air indoors.

Types of blinds

In-stock factory installed blinds

Ten factory-installed blinds are available to include in the purchase of your skylight.

Special order blinds

Special order blinds are not pre-installed with your skylight order and require a two-week lead time and will ship separately.

Room darkening – double pleated

Light filtering – single pleat

Blackout – flat

Light filtering – flat


Sizes Powered - Fresh Air SIZES

Manual Controls

VELUX manual controls provide an economical option for controlling VELUX manual venting skylights, roof windows and sunscreening accessories.

Skylight Trim Kit

Replacing a skylight just got a lot easier! With the new VELUX skylight ZZZ 213 trim kit you can say good bye to interior trim work.


  • Provides clean interior finish when replacing older “flush-mount” or “drop-in” style roof windows/skylights; ie, GGL
  • Can be completely installed from roof, no interior trim work
  • No need to order custom sized skylights. Use with standard VELUX models VS, VSE, and FS
  • One size fits skylights up to an outside frame dimension of 47 1/4″ by 55″
  • Vinyl extrusion provides versatility in finishing skylight well
  • Wood capping provides versatility in replacement fit


Notice the difference of the retrofit without the trim kit and the retrofit with the trim kit.

Sunscreening accessory tray sunscreening accessory has Pick&Click!™ brackets built in to provide access to a wide range of blinds and controls for fixed curb mount skylights Installation of the sunscreening accessory tray is fast and easy. It can be installed in new or existing applications in minutes.

Sun screen accessory adapter kit prior model skylights to be fitted with any of our current model blinds. Available as special order. For models manufactured prior to January 1, 2010.