Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 31
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 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
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 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 LosRubios Good replacement for plastic domes skylights
We re-roofed our home earlier this year and removed three of the aluminum framed plastic dome skylights that we'd had all sorts of trouble with leaking. The roofer recommended that we raise the skylight 4-6" above the roof level so we built a frame from 2" x 10". Making the framing was the most difficult part, but the instructions indicate what dimensions to build the frame. Once the framed kerb was mounted to the roof deck, fitting the skylights was simple. My only complaint is that QA at Velux is hit and miss since despite being well packaged in carboard and styrofoam inserts, the metal frame of the skylight was dented on a couple of corners, requiring me to straighten it back out before it would mount properly on the kerb. Once fitted, the skylights work very well and the temperature difference in our rooms in both winter and summer is noticeable.
October 22, 2012
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by FrankfortWoodworker Very Good Skylight
The Velux skylight is easy to install. No leaks. The installation kit is essential: without it, there is no rain protection.
August 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian I really liked the whole overall design of the skylights
The skylights had a very well designed sealing system. They also came with everything you needed to install them. The overall appearance of the skylights looked great upon completion of installation.
December 7, 2011