Do skylights really help ventilate my kitchen?
Yes! Skylights work wonders removing the heat and odor that comes from cooking and replaces it with cooler, crisper air. This also helps your air condition not work quite so hard trying to remove heated air from your home.
How do I clean my skylight?
When it comes to the glass on the outside of your skylight, your skylight does the work for you! If your skylight comes with our Clean, Quiet, and Safe glass, any debris that lands (or decomposes) on your skylight will be broken down by our Neat glass coating and washed away with the next rain.
How do I stop bugs from flying in through my skylight and into my kitchen?
We've all been there with the dreaded fly stuck in the car dilemma, and imagining that in your kitchen seems worse. Luckily, your venting skylight comes with the option for you to add an insect screen to keep those pesky critters out while letting all the clean air in.
Should I be worried about condensation in my kitchen?
Condensation is a moisture problem caused by excessive water trapped in a room. Most people believe skylights contribute to condensation issues because you see the mist appear on the window pane, but skylights actually help eliminate condensation. By opening your fresh air skylight, you allow the moist, warm air to flow out of the room.
Where should I put my skylight?
Knowing where to install your skylight has it challenges and depend on certain elements of your home. We know this, which is why we've partnered with certified VELUX skylight professionals who will survey your home and offer you their advice on the best spot for your skylight. Find an installer in your area, today.
My kitchen space is too small to install a skylight, do I have options?
When ceiling space is limited in a kitchen you still have options! Instead of a traditional skylight, a SUN TUNNEL® Skylight can go in your space. It brings in all the benefits of natural light without taking up too much room. Learn more about VELUX SUN TUNNEL® Skylights.
I heard skylights leak, is that true?
When skylights first came out, they were prone to leaks which gave them a pretty bad name. Nowadays, with the advancement of technology, VELUX manufactures skylights with a three-layer water protection that prevents any leaks. Plus, we added an installation warranty to all products installed with our skylight flashing system because we believe in our No Leak Promise. Learn more about our warranties.
What warranties are offered?
As the world leader in roof windows and skylights, we stand behind our products with an industry-leading warranty; it's been a commitment we've kept for over 75 years. Here's our complete warranty guide.
Are there options to add a shade to my skylight?
Yes, our skylights are designed to have a stylish shade fitted to them. We offer three types of shades: blackout, light filtering, and venetian. Each style of shade comes with its own unique selection of color and patterns for you to choose from.