Easy to open, easy to use, easy to install
The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed battery powered operator and control system. The battery powered operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight. A rain sensor is built in to close the unit in the event that inclement weather arises while you’re away.
Eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit
On October 3, 2008, President George W. Bush signed into law the Emergency Stabilization Act followed by President Barack Obama signing into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on February 17, 2009.
The combined effect of these two laws provides a 30% tax credit on both the purchase and installation of qualifying products in renewable technologies such as solar electric property, residential solar water heating, qualified small wind energy and qualified geothermal heat pump energy, among others.
Under these laws, VELUX Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights as well as VELUX Solar Powered Blinds qualify under “Solar Electric Property” expenditures when purchased and installed from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2016. This tax credit is a direct debit of the taxpayers total tax liability.
What do I need to do?
When the product is installed: Keep your receipts for total price paid (product and installation) for one of the qualifying VELUX products and attach them to a completed 30% Federal Tax Credit – Manufacturers Certification Statement1 and keep for your records. When it is tax time: Fill out IRS Tax form 56952 and submit it with your taxes. Enter this tax credit off of form 5695 on your 1040 form.
1] IRS Notice 2009-41 suggests the taxpayer is not required to attach this certification statement to their tax return. However, the taxpayer should retain this certification as part of their tax records.
2] As in all tax matters, the taxpayer is advised to consult their tax professional. VELUX America, Inc. assumes no liability regarding the homeowner’s ability to obtain tax credits.
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
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.
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
This double pleated or flat blind can convert day into night, blocking even the brightest sunlight, which makes it ideal for rooms that require total room darkening, such as bedrooms. The blind can be either manually or solar powered and therefore does not require wiring at installation. Simply snap into place and operate with an included keypad remote.
No longer is direct sunlight an issue. The VELUX light filtering blind softens and diffuses the light that will enter your room. Perfect for rooms where diffused light is desired such as kitchens and living rooms. Offers both protection and good looks.
The venetian blinds features make operation simple and convenient, with a control mechanism that allows you to position the blinds at any point on the window. Improved designs give you control over both the amount and direction of light, making it perfect for any room where light control and aesthetics are important.
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
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
The 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
Enables 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.