Velux is rolling out a redesigned skylight product line this January with major upgrades:
- Advanced energy efficient glass
- Beefed up protection against water penetration
- No-Leak product warranty
This last one is the ticket. The product carries a 10 year skylight installation warranty, plus 20 years on glass, and 5 years on blinds and controls.
Here’s what Velux says about the improvements to this line:
Features include a third layer of water protection; advanced LoE3 glass for better energy efficiency, higher visible light transmittance, and improved solar heat gain performance; pre-painted frames and sashes to eliminate the need for secondary high-cost trips by a painter; pre-mounted brackets for quick installation of sunscreen blinds; lower roof profile with an updated curved architectural design; and a neutral gray color, preferred by consumers and builders, to blend with most roof material and colors.
Though modern skylights are generally pretty good if attentively installed; with the operable models, no matter how careful the installer is, there are moving parts and between those parts are locations for water penetration. So, that’s what makes this new product worth looking into.