Too Hot & Too Dark…VELUX Solar “Fresh Air” Skylight to the Rescue

Is your home hot, stuffy, and dark?
See what a Velux solar “fresh air” skylight can do for you.

Summer days in the living room of this Santa Rosa home were unbearably hot and stuffy. With no way for the heat to escape, it rose to the ceiling and stayed there, overheating the whole room. Also, because of the wood interior, the room was quite dark. The owners decided to install a VELUX solar operable four by two foot “fresh air” skylight to get rid of the heat and brighten things up.

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The skylight installation was completed in two days, with a total budget of $4,900. The VELUX solar operable “fresh air” skylight gives them the opportunity for a 30% federal tax credit of $1,470, reducing the net cost of the skylight addition to $3,430.
What was once an over-heated, dimly lit room now has lots of natural light and much better ventilation.
We love our skylight. It has added much more than just light to our home. We can see the oak tree and feel a bit more of the outside beauty of our home. We LOVE how much hot air it lets out of a previously uncomfortably warm room. The rain sensor works every time, and we don’t have to remember to close the skylight if rain is imminent. Thank you for the beautiful workmanship and attention to detail.                                                                                         ~Emily &Bryan

Waking Up with Paul, Falling Asleep with Winston…

Amazing Remote Control for VELUX Skylights and Blinds

Find out how one VELUX skylight owner woke up with Paul and fell asleep with Winston:

This newly designed remote control allows you to open and close all of the skylights and blinds in your home from one place. You can use the pre-set programs on the remote or set your own so your home is ventilated, shaded, and protected from rain, without your having to think about it throughout the day.

 

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Call us to get your own skylights that operate
at the touch of your finger!
(707) 527-5330

Happy Father’s Day!

Is it so dark in dad’s man cave that you can’t see him, you can only hear him breathing?

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Brighten your dad’s Father’s Day with a VELUX SUN TUNNEL. We’ll do the installation work so your dad can sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunlight. When we’re done, you’ll be able to hear dad and see him, too!
Call now to schedule an installation by June 30th
and we’ll give dad a $50 discount per tube (up to three per household).
Call us today! (707) 527-5330
P.S. There is an optional black out shade for when
dad wants the darkness back for watching t.v.!

VELUX 5-Star Skylight Specialist Contributes to Net Zero Berkeley Public Library Renovation

Working closely with VELUX Sales Representative Mike Price, 5-Star Skylight Specialist Naturalight Solar played a big role in the renovation of the West Berkeley branch library, installing 15 VELUX VCE 4646 and 14 FCM 4646 skylights, shown above during the framing phase, all with blinds.
Price worked with the project architect during the design phase and Naturalight Solar took the reins to complete and win the bid. They recommended adding blinds to all of the skylights for additional light control.
“It’s a very unique building because it’s designed to be very energy efficient,” Durand said. “The skylights are 27 feet off the floor, it has a lot of volume and the architect did an interesting thing with the skylight wells. They seem quite pleased with the effect of the skylights.”
Installation took one day and included using a lift to bring all of the skylights to the roof. Naturalight also coordinated with the building control company to assure that the skylights and blinds controls would properly communicate with the building’s controls computer. This included ordering a single VCE skylight to test the controls in the contractor’s shop before anything was installed on the building.
The skylights help the library achieve a net zero energy rating by bringing in plenty of natural light and using the chimney effect to pull in fresh air. The library relies on passive ventilation rather than a forced air system for cooling. Skylights and south-facing windows provide passive heating during winter months.
The building is also equipped with a photovoltaic array designed to produce more energy than it uses.
Call us today for a free estimate
on your own energy efficient skylights!
(707) 527-5330

VELUX “Fresh Air” Skylight…Lagniappe

Lagniappe is a Cajun word meaning a small gift given to a customer in addition to their purchase. This summer VELUX has a gift for you:

The VELUX No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights are eligible for a $200 Solar Powered Skylight Rebate from VELUX directly to you, on top of the existing 30% federal tax credit eligibility.

In addition to saving you money, adding fresh air and light powered by the sun means you are getting the most value out of your new skylights. The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylights are:

  • Convenient— With solar power and a remote control, opening and closing the skylights and blinds is easy and convenient.
  • Programmable—The new intelligent touch control makes it easy to select pre-set programs. For example, select a program that opens the skylights at set intervals throughout the day to refresh your home. And no need to worry about bad weather; the rain sensor will always override any program.
  • Easily Installed—No wiring means your skylight will be ready to go in a snap!
 Learn more about the solar powered “fresh air” skylight HERE.
   The 30% Federal Tax Credit falls under “Solar Electric Property” expenditures; because it is a credit and not a deduction, it reduces your total tax, not just your taxable income, resulting in a larger savings for you!
Learn more about the federal tax credit and how to get your refundHERE.
Call us today for your free estimate! 
(707) 527-5330

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

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Originally, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day because communities would gather to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers with flowers and flags. After WWI, Memorial Day continued the tradition of remembrance and decoration of the graves of fallen soldiers, but it was expanded to commemorate American soldiers in all wars. 

This is a time to remember those who have served our country and to celebrate the freedom they have given us. Whether it is the freedom to go out to eat tacos at 2 am or the freedom to practice your chosen religion, we thank American soldiers for their service.

Our office will be closed on 
Friday, May 23rd through Monday, May 26th 
in observance of Memorial Day.
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