Introducing New Diffusers with Decorator Style

We know you love your Velux Sun Tunnel Skylight. You might love it even more with a new decorator diffuser.  This is the latest accessory from Velux America and it can be retrofitted onto existing Velux Sun Tunnels.  Choose from brushed nickel, rubbed bronze, polished brass or white.  Transform the daylight in your space. Call us today at 210-669-2504 to order.

6 Signs That It’s Time to Replace Your Old Skylight

Acrylic Skylight with large Holes on the SurfaceVelux America estimates that there are millions of acrylic skylights on American homes.  While they may still look alright from the inside, chances are it’s time to replace them with a more energy efficient Velux Skylight. Here are 6 problems with you might be seeing with your  acrylic skylight.

Energy Efficiency

Acrylic skylights are old technology like old single pane windows. They are not very good at keeping cold or heat from moving in and out of your house. Not only are the acrylic domes inefficient, they rest upon a 1/8” thick aluminum frame, which conducts unwanted additional heat in and out of your home. Condensation can collect on the inside of acrylic skylights and has to escape somehow, so it runs down the inside of the skylight chase, which just exacerbates the energy inefficiencies.  Velux glass skylights are double-paned and can be as much as 45% more efficient than their acrylic counterparts.

Longevity

Acrylic skylights last about 15-20 years. The acrylic material deteriorates with age and cracks often start appearing after just 15 years in service. By comparison, Velux skylights are manufactured with long lasting tempered safety glass and installed with several layers of leak prevention.

Light Distortion

Acrylic skylights most often utilize two layers of bubbled acrylic installed one above the other with a simple layer of air between. Sometimes they are tinted to try and reduce heat and glare. With Velux glass skylights you get natural light, negligible distortion, with minimal heat and minimal UV light.

Leaks

Acrylic skylights have a reputation for leaks. The best option is to replace it with a Velux skyight. Not only do most of the Velux skylights have a 10 year “No Leak” warranty, they will quickly recoup replacement costs with improved energy efficiency.

Hail Damage Could Be Yours after the Next Storm

Most acrylic skylights which are more than 10 years old, are fragile enough that they will shatter in the next hailstorm.  This is what happened in a hailstorm in Fredericksburg, TX this past June. Solar Texas assisted numerous homeowners with skylight replacement.

Replacing Your Roof?Velux Skylight mounted on a Shingle Roof

If you’re getting ready to replace your roof, you’re already investing in your home. Many homeowners find that when the roofers peel back the existing roof that there is enough damage to acrylic skylights that they need to be replaced, too.

We’re happy to discuss upgrading your acrylic skylight to a more energy efficient Velux product like the fresh air solar skylight (hyperlink). The difference in the look of your room will amaze you and you will wonder why you took so long to make the change.

We offer free, no-obligation quotes in San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Schertz, Castroville and the entire region.

 

Solar Texas Featured in Endeavor Wall Model Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Solar Texas team recently installed a 14” Velux Sun Tunnel Skylight into the model home at the Setterfeld Community, which is being developed by Endeavor Wall Homes.  As you can see by these photos, we completely transformed the master bath in this new home, bringing natural light into the center of the room.  Why not visit in person? Take the Ralph Fair Road exit off I10 in San Antonio.

You don’t need to live in a model home to get the same kind of transformation in YOUR home. We’re ready to light up your home with Velux Sun Tunnels and Skylights. Call us at 210-669-2504 or tony@soltx.com.

VELUX Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight Now Available in San Antonio

The new solar powered “Fresh Air” venting skylight from Velux USA is now available from Solar Texas. The remote controlled solar powered venting skylight requires no wiring, which makes for an easy and cost effective installation. The solar panel works on cloudy days and with indirect light and the skylight has an integrated rain sensor to close the skylight automatically in inclement weather.

“This product will dramatically change your home,” says Tony Stephenson, president of Solar Texas.  “The natural light will make your kitchen countertops pop and wash your home in beautiful sunlight.”

The Fresh Air Skylight comes in 8 different sizes with a multitude of options for blinds, too. When you order blinds with your skylight, the skylight and blind will arrive pre-programmed to one remote control.  Eight factory-installed blinds are available as are over 80 special order blinds.

Both the product and installation qualify for a 30 percent federal tax credit, meaning that homeowners can receive an average of $850 of federal tax credit eligibility, making the new fresh air skylight very affordable. Visit www.veluxusa.com/taxcredits for details and access to an easy-to-use federal tax credit estimator.

The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight is also a No Leak Skylight and carries the VELUX 10-year installation warranty plus 20-years on glass, 10-years on product, and 5-years on blinds and controls.

Call Solar Texas at 210-669-2504 to add the Fresh Air Skylight to your home!