Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zimm64 Great addition, but pricy
I bought this product as a way to improve a dark entry area. The skylight is a great improvement. The area is much lighter now than before. We were a bit disappointed at first, feeling that for the price it was not a huge difference. I contacted customer service, and after asking me several questions, they sent out a different diffuser at no cost to me, and improved the amount of lght substantially. I have a hip type roof, so I had to purchase several extenders due to the heighth of the attic, so this got a little pricey which I would say is the only drawback.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Val5663 100% Satisified - Glad we had them installed.
We had hail damage to our roof, and since we were getting the roof re-done, we wanted to put skylights in the Kitchen and Dining area (the previous owners had a sunroom added on the back of the house, and it hindered outside light from coming in the Kitchen window/Dining area patio doors). So, I purchased (2) 10" ODL Tubular skylights, and had them installed by the roofing contractor. One in the Kitchen, and one in the Dining area. We prepped the inside of the house in the attic, found the spot on the roof for them, they cut the holes, slipped in the flashing/tubes (which we cut to required size), and that was it !. Yes, it took some planning, and specific measuring, but it was relatively easy for all of us involved, and they look AMAZING ! What a difference ! in terms of sunlight now streaming into both rooms. We are 100% satisfied !
November 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeekendWarrior I can't believe the amount of light it brings in!
I have installed two 14" ODL Tubular Skylights in my hallway. We have a split level with a center all that runs between the bedrooms and bath and there is no window. We tend to keep the bedroom doors closed so there was no light in the hallway. Even during the day you needed to turn on the light fixture to find your way through the hall. I installed the tubular skylights, one at each of the hall and what a difference! We constantly go to turn off the light switch, but the lights aren't on! This was an easy project; I did both in the same day. I have had no leaking issues (I can't imagine how it could leak because of the design). The only problem is that now with so much light I realize that the carpet in our hallway is in bad shape. I guess that will be the next project.
Great product. Easy installation. I am so happy we did this!
December 9, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Butch62 Easy install, work great in cold Minnesota winters
Installed five of these in my home. No leaks, no water backup under shingles. These replaced 5 square window type skylights. These offer great light. Easy to retro roof windows that suffer from ice dams in winter. Seals are good via great instructions. No heat loss in winter. It's what did the trick to have free light, attractive, and saves heating costs when replacing other roof windows. No headaches. Great product.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Al Byneau Some Brilliance for your Buck~!
I purchaseed two of these during a re-roof, and was quite impressed with the cost, quality, and ease of installation! The instructions are clear and well written, and the kit required little effort to install. I think it took me longer to decide where to put them in- than to put them in~! You'll save on your electric bill, and those full moon nights will feel like you're sleeping under the stars!
A MUST BUY~!
January 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JDM4578 Bright Light for a Good Price
I originally wanted to put in standard window type skylights in my Kitchen. The roof joists were not set up to do this properly so I started looking into tubular skylights and found the ODL tubular skylight. They are great, they fit the bill and get the job done. I was able to install them with little hassle and they look great. They are a real compliment to the can lights I also have installed in the Kitchen.
January 3, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bob 440 Not as smooth as I had hoped
All the instructions were clear and I had no trouble following them. I did however, have a problem in that I was not able to access the parts in the attic and had to work at the roof end and the ceiling end only. While trying to rotate the top adjustable sections, the darned thing came apart on my friend and I as it was extremely difficult to rotate (very tight)and we tried for almost an hour to screw the pieces back together but were unable to do so. Since only the bottom section is in place, once the weather warms up a bit, I hope to try and tape in some tin foil and hang it down from the roof end to close up the gap.
I am a bit disappointed in the amt of light thrown off, tho I do realize the sun during January is at its lowest height, so hopefully as the sun angle increases, the light will get a little brighter. And the lens also cuts down on the amt of light passed thru.
January 5, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Olympia Excellent product that does the job.
We are very happy and proud to show off our two new tubular skylights. They are installed in a bathroom and utility room, both of which are windowless. Visitors continually try to turn off the light fixture in the rooms, when leaving. They are a true asset to our home.
January 4, 2012