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VELUX Skylights & Sun Tunnels for Your Northern Arizona Home

If you want the best skylights for your home or commercial building, HomCo Lumber & Hardware has the selection for you – VELUX. Their skylights are top-of-the-line products that can add to any home or office!

A skylight can be a great idea for homeowners here in Northern Arizona. Obviously, the big benefit of these windows is you can get more natural light into your home, especially to a room that doesn’t have any outside walls or windows. And because this window is on your roof, this natural light will be there even on cloudy days. A good, properly installed skylight will never leak or fog up or waste energy.

The key to putting in a skylight is to make sure that your installer is a professional. An experienced skylight installer will get yours installed the right way to ensure a leak-proof and energy efficient fit.

HomCo Lumber & Hardware is here to help fix up your home and save you money!

CHOOSING A SKYLIGHT

Skylight Styles:

Whether you need more natural light and fresh air or a more open inviting feeling, VELUX skylights are an easy addition that can bring any room to life. Check out all of the options below:

Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights

The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed, battery powered operator and control system. The battery powered operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight and the solar panel serves as the charging source of the system.

Electric "Fresh Air" Skylights

VELUX® electric venting skylights are designed for any room requiring natural ventilation (such as kitchens and baths), where electric operation is desired. A full assortment of blinds is also available.

Manual "Fresh Air" Skylights

VELUX® manual venting skylights are an economical choice for providing abundant natural light and fresh air. They are designed for applications less than 15 feet high that do not require egress emergency escape.

Fixed Skylights

VELUX® fixed skylights are great for visually expanding areas such as hallways, stairwells, and other closed-in, dark spaces that can be transformed with natural light and sky views. They provide an economical alternative in creating a spacious home that is filled with natural light.

SkyMax Skylights

Fill your home with bright, natural daylight! Spanning up to 10 feet, the dramatic SkyMax skylight doubles the square footage of standard flat glass skylights – without losing thermal efficiency. The SkyMax also incorporates a condensation channel to prevent leaking, eliminating the need for weep holes. For large, single light spans, the vinyl frame is structurally reinforced with aluminum.

Skylight Frequently Asked Questions

What types of skylights are best for flat roofs?
If you’re looking to add a skylight to your flat roof, the important thing to know is that for a flat roof you’ll need a Curb Mounted Skylight. This is because Curb Mounted Skylights sit on a 2×4 or 2×6 curb (or raised frame) when the roof pitch is lower or flat. The curb will channel water away from the skylight, keeping the space below dry. The roof pitch for a Curb Mounted Skylight is 0:12 / 0 degrees to 20:12 / 60 degrees.
Why is roof pitch important for skylight installations?
Each of our flashing kits is engineered with specific pitch requirements. The roof pitch is important because it ensures that the roof has the proper slope to effectively drain water off of both the flashing and the skylight. The roof pitch and the roofing material used are both important in determining the type of flashing needed.
What rooms are best for skylights?
  • Bathroom – Having a skylight in the bathroom is an excellent idea, as it’s great for natural light without having to worry about privacy issues
  • Kitchen – First, light from above provides a kitchen with balanced lighting, for delicate cooking tasks like chopping and peeling. Nobody wants darkness when they have a knife in their hands.
  • Master Bedroom – Where else in the house will you be looking at the ceiling for most of the time you are in it? Instead of just looking at drywall, imagine drifting off to sleep with a view of the stars.
  • Converted Attic – A converted attic, sometimes called a loft conversion, is a great idea and adds a whole additional room to a home without paying for a full addition.
  • Family Room or Bonus Room – Family rooms and bonus rooms are often the rooms where people just ‘hang out’, even when it’s nasty outside. Because these rooms are used among varying light conditions – you don’t want the sun to blast that one spot on the couch that you want to take a nap in during the summer, choose skylights with blinds for full control over the light. Raise the blinds for full lighting and to help save on your electricity costs; lower the blinds for dimming the light while watching television.

CHOOSING A SUN TUNNEL

Installing a Sun Tunnel in your home

VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights are the most economical way to bring in natural light into dark spaces like laundry rooms, kitchens, hallways or other small spaces that need more natural light brought in. VELUX Sun Tunnels are quick and easy to install and come with a 20-year tunnel warranty. Bring in the light with VELUX Sun Tunnels!

Sun Tunnel Styles:

Flexible Sun Tunnels

Flexible tunnels are recommended when installation around obstacles within the loft space is required. They are the easiest product to install because of the maneuverability of the material.

  • Excellent for ease and speed of installation
  • Easily bends around attic obstructions
  • Helps diffuse sunlight in short runs
  • Ideal for shorter tunnel runs

Rigid Sun Tunnels

Rigid tunnels are recommended when there is a straight, unobstructed path from the roof to the ceiling, although they can be maneuvered slightly.

  • Flexi Loc™ tunnel systems for easy and speedy tunnel assembly
  • Brighter white light
  • Excellent for long runs

Sun Tunnel Frequently Asked Questions

Will the Sun Tunnel skylight fit all roof types?
TMF and TGF Sun Tunnel skylights are designed for shingle or shake roofs with pitches from 15° to 60°. Tile roofs require a TTF or TTR Sun Tunnel skylight, which can be special ordered through your dealer.
In what sizes are rigid tunnel VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights available?
Rigid tunnel VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights are available in three different sizes: 10-inch diameter (TGR and TMR); the 14-inch diameter, which fits between 16″ on center framing (TGR and TMR); and the 22-inch diameter, which fits between 24″ on center framing (TCC or TGC)
How much light will a rigid tunnel VELUX Sun Tunnel skylight transmit?
A precise answer depends on many factors including the roof orientation (i.e. the south is always best), tunnel length, tunnel angles, time of day, season of the year, etc. However, generally the 10 and 14-inch diameter TGR and TMR units are best for lighting up bathrooms, halls, walk-in closets and areas up to 10′ x 10′. The 22-inch diameter TCC or TGC model is perfect for lighting larger areas. The same size rigid tunnel will always transmit more light than a flexible tunnel of the same size, length, and configuration.
How long does it take to install a VELUX Sun Tunnel?

From start to finish, it only takes about 90 minutes to install a VELUX Sun Tunnel® Skylight.

  1. First, your installer will go into the attic to check rafter locations, take measurements, and mark off where the ceiling and roof holes will go.
  2. Up on the roof, your installer will cut a hole and install the top collar, the upper portion of the tunnel, lens, and flashing.
  3. Back inside, your installer will cut a hole in the ceiling and install the lower portion of the reflective tunnel to connect the two holes and seal the tunnel seams.
  4. Next, they’ll install the diffuser and trim ring in the ceiling.

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