When Should You Replace a Skylight?

We recommend replacing your skylights when you reroof. It’s the most cost-efficient way, and it allows you to synchronize your roof and skylight warranties.

VELUX Skylights are Energy Efficient

If a new roof isn’t in your near future, consider replacing an older skylight to improve the energy efficiency of your home. At VELUX, we improve the energy performance of our skylights with each new model, so even if you have an older VELUX skylight that works fine, it is often worth replacing it with a newer model.

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Improve Home Efficiency

Our current skylight models come standard with dual paned, LoE3 coated glass, which improves the energy performance rating by 35 percent over skylights from the early 1990s constructed with dual pane clear glass. And if you have acrylic bubble skylights on your home, the energy performance gain is even greater. Our newest models also feature Clean, Quiet and Safe glass with Neat® glass technology.

Tax Credits and Solar Power Mean Savings for You

VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights qualify for a 30% federal tax credit on product and installation. If you have an older fixed skylight, upgrade to a Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight and bring fresh air as well as natural light into your home for an average of just $100 more than a standard fixed skylight after tax credit eligibility. Available through Dec. 31, 2016, this tax credit is a direct debit of the taxpayer’s total tax liability. If you’re considering a replacement Manual “fresh Air” Skylight, you could upgrade to the Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight and save about $140 after tax credit eligibility.

30% Federal Tax Credit
$100* average savings to solar from fixed
$140* savings with solar over manual
* After tax credit eligibility
* Solar powered Fresh Air Deck Mounted Skylight shown

Add solar blinds for an additional tax credit

Add VELUX solar blinds – also powered by a small PV solar panel – and receive another 30 percent tax credit on product and installation. In addition to savings, solar blinds give you control over the light and improve your skylight's energy performance.

The VELUX No Leak Skylight Gives You Peace of Mind

Daylight Skylights come with the No Leak Promise, a 10-year warranty on product and installation.


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