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!

Bring Light to Attics and Bonus Rooms

Bring Natural Light and Ventilation to Attic Rooms with Velux Skylights

Attics and bonus rooms lurk in the darkness in many homes.  But with the additional natural light and fresh air venting skylights or roof windows provide, underutilized, gloomy space can easily become inviting and productive.

“Whether as a playroom, home office, or extra bedroom, finishing or remodeling your bonus room with skylights or roof windows, which open wider to provide egress, may be the highest value, yet lowest cost per square foot option you can choose,” says Joe Patrick, senior product manager for VELUX America.

Patrick says that converting upstairs areas and adding balanced lighting with energy-efficient skylights makes expensive dormers unnecessary.   “Labor and material costs can be reduced,” he says,  “and finished attics and bonus rooms typically appraise at 100 percent of the value of other living space while basements typically do not.”

Patrick points out that another reason to consider skylights is that they admit 30 percent more light than vertical windows in dormers, and provide the drama of a sky view that can’t be achieved with vertical windows.  “And skylights, whether fixed or venting, which can be fitted with interior blinds and shades or exterior awnings, offer much more privacy than vertical windows,” he says.  There are also skylights available with electrochromic glass that can be tinted electronically by remote control to control light and heat gain while still providing the view to the sky, Patrick points out.

For a free in-home evaluation and assistance in choosing the right skylight products to bring additional natural light and ventilation into your home, contact Solar Texas at tony@soltx.com or 210-669-2504.

For government information on window and skylight energy efficiency visit Energy Star  and for independent agency information visit www.nfrc.org or www.efficientwindows.org.

 

 

Solar Texas Installs Velux Sun Tunnels in Scott Felder Homes Model

We recently installed two Velux Sun Tunnels into the Scott Felder Homes model at their new neighborhood north of San Antonio called Valencia Terrace.  This is the third Scott Felder neighborhood in which we are featured.  The model home opened in early June.

 

 

The Photo on the left shows the laundry sorting table, beautifully illuminated with a 14″ Velux Sun Tunnel, while the photo on the right captures the daylight added to the hallway with a 10″ Velux Sun Tunnel.

Want to see another installation example?

Check out our installation photos from Scott Felders’ Sundance Ranch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See How the Light Improves With a Velux Sun Tunnel

We’ve said it over and over again. Velux Sun Tunnels make a visible difference in lighting up a room.  Here’s another example:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This installation at Cordillera Ranch was part of a home renovation/addition.  The lighting went from 14  foot-candles to 32foot-candles .  This beautiful new bathroom will have more than twice the light without additional energy use in the space. Now that’s a payoff!

Want to know more about how a Velux Sun Tunnel can add light to a room in your home?  Contact Solar Texas today.