Weatherproofing Season has Arrived

We want to help Sonoma County rebuild

We have all felt the losses the fires have caused our community, and we want to help you rebuild by providing more than skylight services through our office. In order to assist those affected by the fires, we are partnering with JHD Construction to provide home restoration and construction services.

Call 707-527-5330
or visit  www.naturalightsolar.com

What can you do to make sure your skylights are weatherproof?

1. Check existing flashings, clean away debris, and make sure weep holes are clear.
2. Make sure curb mounted skylights are fastened down so they can’t blow off in a wind storm.
3. Replace old plastic bubble skylights with VELUX flat glass skylights that meet California’s Energy Code, have a 10-year warranty, and greater ability to withstand impact from hail and tree branches.
4. Don’t wait to check your skylights! If they need to be replaced, standard sizes take one week from order to delivery, while custom sizes take three to four weeks to arrive.
5. Can’t get on your roof? Call Naturalight Solar at 707-527-5330 to schedule a Performance Check of your tube skylights, traditional skylights, and other roof flashings.

How to Clean Your Skylights: Do’s and Don’ts

Cleaning Your Skylights Before and After Installation
Before Installation:
  1. On the ground, un-box the skylight and remove the labels from the glass.
  2. Clean the glass with mild soap and water.
  3. Put skylight back in box to move it onto the roof.
After Installation:
  1. As needed, about once a year, clean the skylight with mild soap and water.
  2. Sweep away any built-up debris around the flashing.

Hoppe VSS skylight #2

Do Not
  1. Do not clean the skylight glass when it is in direct sunlight or on a hot day. Streaks and splotches will be left on the glass and you could be burned.
  2. Do not use ammonia to clean the skylight; it can damage the coating on the glass.
  3. Do not leave labels on the glass; they will become cemented on by the sun.
  4. Do not use a blade or anything abrasive to scrape off old labels or other debris; this could chip the coating on the glass.
If you are unable to get on your roof to clean your skylights,
you can call or email us to schedule a service appointment.
707-527-5330

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: