Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Couver Wow just wow easy install
I am amazed how easy this skylight was to install. I replaced my "bubble" type plastic ones that came with this house. These are an easy plug and play it even says it on the box. . All I did extra was a bit of weather stripping on my curb to stop any air that may try and sneak in during our frequent wind storms.
I love their weight the most. Just dropped on it feels you wouldn't need to do anything else. I did like the YouTube vid said and had my helper push down on them while I drilled the screws in. They snugged right in with a great seal.
They are a HUGE improvement over the old plastic bubble ones. I just wish I had done it sooner.
June 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BB939 Great upgrade
The Velux skylights are a great addition to our home. Instructions were clear, but we wish the flashing had been included or at least the need for it indicated on the packaging.
Home Depot did not carry the flashing on a roll- only a flashing kit which was quite expensive. We ended up purchasing a roll of flashing from Lowe's (sorry Home Depot!)
Skylights are heavy, but that is good! it shows their high quality.
We are very pleased with the quality and appearance.
October 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ASW123 Very good product, easy to install, cost effective. Strongly recommend it to replace plastic lights!
Bought these to replace old plastic ski lights. I also bought the flashing and curb installation kits that go with them (strongly recommended!). To install them properly you will need to strip the shingles down to the deck and install the step flashing integrating with the new shingles. I consider myself handy and it was no problem. The actual sky light installs on top of the opening and flashing system in less than 10 minutes.
I would plan on 4 hours to replace the light assuming your deck and curbing are in good shape. If its a new opening, it will take longer as you will have some carpentry work to do.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joesmuckatelli Easy to install
Easy to install. Looks great. Much better than my old ones! They look so nice I wish I had one in every room of my house.
April 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dsgirl Very nice
Very nice! Easy to assemble. Had the real test this last week when it rained almost everyday. Can't even hear the rain hit the window. My old skylights sounded like drums when the rain hit it. I'm happy and impressed. The gentleman that installed them for us said they were better quality than the ones he purchased for his home which were over $100 more for his.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KMom Velux Curb Mount Skylights
Rained just after installation and not a leak in sight! Looks great - just what I wanted. Hopefully they will hold up well over time.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 13thJuror Great replacement for a bubble style skylight
We bought these skylights to replace the plastic style skylights with the aluminum flange that screw into the roof. We had so much trouble with the old ones leaking. These were a bit more involved as you have to make a wooden frame (or your husband does!) for them to sit on. The instructions explain what size to make the frame and once this was done (about a morning's work), the skylights drop straight on. I love being able to look at the stars at night through the clear glass (the old ones had white translucent plastic panels). They're easy to clean and the low E glass keeps the room warmer in winter and cooler in the summer. We'll probably buy the skylight blinds sometime this year.
March 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tony Sky Lights and Blinds
My wife and I decided to replace old sky lights while new roofing was replaced. We also decided to install blinds. Several reviews indicated difficulty to assemble and install the blinds. One in particular indicated extreme difficulty to assemble and install after sky light was in place. Based on that one review, we almost decided not to buy the blinds. But the blinds looked "cool". My wife wanted them. We were going to hire someone to install the blinds. We purchased the blinds and associated "trays". Most of the time we are D.I.Y. (Do It Yourselfers). We opened the boxes and found the plans and instructions were easy to read. We decided to do it. The first blind took us a little time to put together and install in the sky light ( about 45 minutes). The second blind went in about 15 minutes. The roofers were familiar with the Home Depot sky lights and blinds. They told us that we did a fine job. They installed the sky lights easily. Oh, I forgot to tell you my wife is 83 years young, and I am 87.
September 28, 2014