Let There Be Light (in a Weekend Morning)
(ARA) - If you’re a homeowner with an
area in your home that needs more natural light -- say a
hallway, laundry room, closet, or a windowless bath, an
easy-to-install skylight could be the answer. And if
you’re one of the millions of handy do-it-yourselfers in
America, you can handle the installation in a weekend
morning. But, if you’re a little wary of cutting a hole
in your perfectly good roof yourself, a reasonably
priced installation by a professional can be easily
arranged. Either way, you gain more natural light and a
lower power bill.
Velux Sun Tunnel skylights help bring balanced natural
light into areas where traditional skylights aren’t
needed or won’t fit. They capture light very efficiently
through a clear, weatherproof dome on the roof. The
light travels into the home through highly reflective
tubing, ending at a diffuser in the ceiling that looks
like a traditional light fixture. The units offer a
choice of rigid tubing between the roof and ceiling or
flexible tubing to easily bypass HVAC equipment or other
obstructions in the attic. They are less expensive than
many traditional skylights and easier to install.
According to Tim Johnson, product manager with Velux
America, the skylights are available in a variety of
models in 10-inch, 14-inch and 22-inch diameters for
different spaces and lighting needs. “The installation
process is very straight-forward,” Johnson says, “with
many components pre-assembled right out of the box so a
handy homeowner can handle the installation in two to
The skylights are available at big box stores, building
supply dealers, and specialty retail outlets. Optional
light kits are available that install inside the tunnels
for nighttime use.
And now is a particularly good time to consider
upgrading existing skylights or adding new units to
qualify for a tax credit of up to $200 under the Energy
Tax Incentives Act of 2005.
For information on skylight selection and the benefits
of natural light call (800) 283-2831 or visit
www.veluxusa.com. For government information on window
and skylight energy efficiency visit www.energystar.gov,
and for independent agency information visit
www.nfrc.org or www.efficientwindows.org.
If you are looking for Columbus, Ohio skylight services, please call us today at 614-263-8899 or complete our online request form.
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