Velux Skylights

Having Velux Skylights installed in a home by the professionals at Ocean County roofing can have a dramatic impact on the functionality and comfort of the living environment. The visual impact is immediate and impressive. Skylights provide a balance of natural light from above that extends into every corner of a room. Unlike standard windows, skylights provide plenty of natural light even on a cloudy day. Skylights also provide this light without sacrificing any privacy. In rooms where space can be tight, such as kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms, using skylights can free up valuable wall space for additional cabinets or appliances.

Velux makes a wide range of skylights for every need. The benefits discussed above can be provided by any of their models. However, they have a number of options that can enhance the value to a home. Velux Fresh Air skylights open and shut to allow air to circulate within a house. They reduce a dependence on air conditioning by naturally venting rising hot air out of the top of the room, which allows cooler air to be drawn in through the windows. By the same principal, unpleasant odors from cooking, painting or smoking are naturally vented out. A Velux skylight has a built-in rain sensor that will automatically close itself as soon as it senses any moisture.

As an added protection, Velux skylights come with three levels of weather protection to prevent air and water from seeping into a home.

In addition to traditional skylights, including fixed, manual opening and solar powered opening units, Velux manufactures a range of manually opening roof windows. Particularly suited for previously unused attics, bonus rooms and spaces over the garage, roof windows can make a previously unlivable area into a bright and sunny space.

Finally, Velux manufactures Sun Tunnel skylights, a tubular daylight device. These ingenious tunnels are designed to sit flat against the roofline. They capture light through a dome on the roof and the pass it through a highly reflective tunnel to provide natural light below. These are an extremely cost-effective way to add natural light to small, hard-to-light spaces, such as hallways.

Homeowners should contact a Velux retailer and explore which option is best for their home. Although they can be installed by a homeowner, anything that has the potential to affect the integrity of a roof is best left to a professional. The cost of professional installation offers savings over the potential cost of expensive repairs. A roofing contractor from Fortified Roofing of Ocean County NJ can answer your questions about roof repairs or skylights.

Common roofing term explained by Fortified Roofing of Ocean County NJ:

Tubular daylight device

A roof-mounted skylight, which traps and condenses natural sunlight and channels it through an optic conduit to a light diffusing element below. This element looks like a domed light fixture, but puts out bright, natural sunlight. Because these units are typically pre-fabricated, their cost tends to be very reasonable.

Ocean County roofing company Fortified Roofing answers a question:

How much will new skylights cost?

The cost of skylights can range from a couple of hundred dollars to well over a thousand for a top of the line unit. However, it is important to note that the initial cost is only one part of the financial factors to be taken into consideration. The potential tax credit, the savings in energy bills, the increased value of the home, the improved quality of the environment all have an impact on the real cost. It’s best to discuss all of the options with a professional.

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