No one will get on my roof! Naturalight Solar will.

There are often many jobs and repairs to be done around the home. And for what you can’t do yourself, who do you call?

Have you called three or four people and they all said,

“We can’t do that”?

Naturalight Solar can do it.

Have you been told your skylight is impossible to replace?

Naturalight Solar can do it.

Are people unwilling to get up on your roof to make repairs?

Naturalight Solar can do it.

We take care of what others can’t or don’t know how to repair. If you have one of these “impossible” jobs, call us today! We can help.

Call (707) 527-5330 for an Estimate

Only Thing Better Than a Skylight is This Pumpkin Custard

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget

that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,

but to live by them.

-John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We hope you have many things to be grateful for this
Thanksgiving season: a warm home, bountiful food, and
good company among them! Below we have shared one
of our favorite recipes for the holidays.

Holiday Hours
Monday and Tuesday: 10 am to 4 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: Closed
We will be open again for our regular hours
starting November 30, 2015.

Pumpkin Pie Custard
Recipe from Sugarfreemom.com, by Brenda Bennett
Ingredients:
1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin puree
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia
Optional toppings: dairy free whipped cream, nutmeg

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Spray 6 ramekins or custard cups with olive oil cooking spray.
3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix together pumpkin, cream, eggs, spices, and stevia.
4. Pour evenly into ramekins.
5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife in center comes out clean.
6. Best served cold.
7. Invert onto a plate or serve from dish.
8. Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg!

Happy Thanksgiving!
from the Naturalight Solar Team

Memorial Day 2015

We remember those who have served, this Memorial Day

 

“We who are left, how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?”
-Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

 

The Naturalight Solar office will be closed Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

How to Measure for a Curb Mount Skylight

It is important to know the dimensions for your replacement skylight so the correct size can be ordered to fit the existing curb.
When ordering or describing a skylight, the measurements are always expressed as width (dimension horizontally across the roof) x length(dimension vertically up the roof).

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The Outside Curb Dimension is the overall outside dimension size (OD) of the finished, built-up curb. To determine a correctly sized replacement skylight, also include the necessary roofing materials (such as?) and sheet metal flashing. Skylights are sized slightly larger than the OD of the curb in order to fit over the top like a box cover.

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What Can You Do for the Earth?

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There are so many possibilities:
  • Volunteer at a beach or park clean-up
  • Go to an Earth Day festival
  • Change one habit to reduce waste and conserve resources
  • Install VELUX Skylights or SUN TUNNELS to reduce day-time energy use
  • Install solar panels on your home
  • Help start a community garden
  • Do something nice for the Earth
Check out the Earth Day Network for a history of Earth Day and more ways to celebrate the Earth every day.

Wretched Ridge-Light Bites the Dust

Katherine and Tyler had an awful ridge skylight that was leaking in the rain and baking the house in the summer.  They contacted Naturalight Solar and we presented them with a design to install four VELUX VSS S01 solar operable, deck mount skylights with solar blinds. We removed the old skylight, re-configured the roof openings, installed and water-proofed the new skylights, and finished the interior.
The wretched ridge-light:

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Katherine and Tyler are excited that the leaks are gone and overheating is a thing of the past.  They are also looking forward to a tax credit of approximately $6,600. The budget for the project, including permits, was approximately $22,000 and took about one week of on-site work. We just completed this project last week.

“1 Up” Your Home with Energy Efficiency Financing

Add life to your home:

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Programs provide financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency improvemetns for homeowners. Many counties in California have at least one program, and some have two. You can visit the program websites to see if your home is eligible for financing.
Program Perks:
  • Loans are not based on credit scores
  • No application fee
  • Apply Online
  • Pay back through property taxes; loan stays with the property if sold
  • Minimum project size is $5,000 with no maximum
VELUX SUN TUNNELs, VELUX Skylights, and SunRise Solar Attic Fans fall under the energy efficiency improvement category, so the installation of these products is eligible for financing through your city’s program.

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Give Naturalight Solar a call to get a 
free estimate for your day-lighting project: 707.527.5330

Do You Have Potato Chips on Your Roof?

Plastic tube skylight flashings become brittle from exposure to the sun and rain, until they crack, kind of like potato chips. Crunchy, brittle potato chips are a delicious snack, but this quality is not so great in skylight flashings, which will leak when they crack and crumble.

VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights have metal, one piece, seamless flashings, so you won’t ever again have to worry about potato chip flashings on your roof.
If your skylight flashings look like this, or you notice a leak, give us a call. Keep all your potato chips inside your home.
707-527-5330 or visit our website.
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