Replacing outdated skylights offers homeowners triple benefit

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There are many advantages to replacing an inefficient plastic bubble skylights with modern, energy-efficient glass.

Replacing an inefficient plastic bubble skylights with modern, energy-efficient glass models helps homeowners:

  • save money on energy costs,
  • protect furniture from fading,
  • and gain the healthful benefits of better natural light

A study from VELUX America shows an energy cost savings of nearly $130 annually from a simple replacement process that can be accomplished quickly and easily.

“There are easily hundreds of thousands of cracked and yellowing plastic skylights still in use,” says Joe Patrick, senior product manager with VELUX America, “and many good reasons to replace them. There is less noise, no leaking or drafts, and it’s a better-looking product both inside and out. Also, flat-glass skylights offer a clear view, have aesthetic advantages, and provide tremendous endurance to withstand extreme weather,” says Patrick.

 

Reduce Cooling and
Heating Bills

Quality models feature a double layer of Low-E coating to provide additional thermal performance, preventing heat gain in the summer months and heat loss during the winter, thereby reducing cooling and heating bills.*

Additional energy savings can be achieved if the model chosen offers a shade or blinds to further minimize heat gain or loss while softening direct sunlight.

Low Stress Replacement

Replacement skylights meeting requirements of the Energy Star® program** are available in convenient sizes to fit approximately 90 percent of all existing installations.

For a free in-home evaluation assistance in choosing the right skylight products to bring additional natural light and ventilation into your home, contact Dogwood Solar.

Choose a Professional

Dogwood Solar is a VELUX 5-Star Skylight Specialist providing evaluations and assistance in choosing the right skylight products to bring additional natural light and ventilation into homes. Dogwood Solar provides homeowners one-stop convenience and guaranteed installation services for top-of-the-line traditional fixed and venting skylights, tubular skylights (Sun Tunnels), and energy efficient glass replacement units for existing plastic bubble skylights.

*$129 annual saving on cooling cost based on $0.10 electric cooling kwh/hr. Comparing one VELUX FCM skylight to one plastic dome skylight (4’ by 4’ sizes) on a 2,000 sq. ft. home.

**For government information on window and skylight energy efficiency visit www.energystar.gov, and for independent agency information visit www.nfrc.org or www.efficientwindows.org.

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