How to Remove the Trim Ring on a VELUX SUN TUNNEL Skylight

Most of the time you won’t need to remove the trim ring once it is installed, but there are a few instances when you might want to know how. Perhaps you want to clean inside the diffuser, or change out your diffuser for a different style, or you want to protect the trim ring when re-painting the ceiling, or maybe you need to change out the light bulb on your light kit.

The trim ring clips into place on the ceiling assembly, so you will need to rotate the trim ring counter-clockwise until the clips line up, and then you will be able to gently pull the trim ring down.
When putting the trim ring back in place, make sure the gasket around the diffuser is not sticking out in places (if it is, just push it back into place), then line up the clips, and twist the trim ring clockwise until it is snug.

Here is a short video that demonstrates removing the trim ring and gasket:

February: Month of Love and Light!

Most of us know February 2nd as Groundhog Day, a beloved American tradition where we wait to see if a groundhog, most notably, Punxsutawney Phil, emerges from his burrow to tell us know how long winter will last.

This tradition has it roots in another festival, celebrated by many other cultures around the world. February 2nd marks the mid-point between Winter Solstice (the day when there is the least daylight hours of the year) and the Spring Equinox.

Known by many names, the Festival of Light marks the day when some of the first seasonal changes from winter to spring can be observed; like the first buds of leaves on the trees, and the first blades of grass emerging.

As the daylight lengthens and we emerge from our winter selves, we can use this time to be more bold, productive, and to enact positive change in our own lives and in our communities.

Here at Naturalight Solar we are feeling renewed and invigorated for 2016 and we hope that you are too!

Let us know if we can help to brighten your life: 707-527-5330

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.
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