Types of Skylights
Electric venting skylights
are often used for applications above 15 feet and in rooms that need natural ventilation (especially kitchens and baths). Venting skylights are particularly effective for passive cooling, which requires no energy expenditure. As warm air rises, it silently flows out of skylights or roof windows.
Manual venting skylights
are used for out-of-reach applications in rooms where a manual operation with a removable control rod is used to operate the skylight.
are also available. Many times, fixed, curb mounted models are used to replace old, inefficient plastic bubble skylights with energy-efficient insulated glass panes.
VELUX CABRIO Roof windows
are also available for situations where egress is needed. They are placed within reach and open out to a 45-degree angle. There are even models that open into a balcony on the roof, offering not only fresh air but introducing a whole new design element to the roof line of many homes.
VELUX SUN TUNNEL™ skylights
are appropriate for areas where a view to the outside is not necessary or where traditional skylights might not fit. These tubular skylights are particularly useful in interior baths, closets, halls, and laundry rooms. They also feature an industry- first adjustable pitch adapter to maximize light collection during all daylight hours at all times of the year.