VELUX

Model FCM 2246 0005

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Store SKU #296865

22-1/2 in. x 46-1/2 in. Fixed Curb-Mount Skylight with Tempered Low-E3 Glass

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VELUX skylights are an energy-efficient way to bring sunlight into a home and make dark rooms come to life. Bringing natural light into a home through a skylight decreases the need for electricity while maintaining privacy. Installing a skylight is one of the most impactful ways to enhance both the brightness and beauty of a room.

  • Inside curb dimensions for VELUX FCM 2246 models are 22-1/2 in. by 46-1/2 in. and outside curb dimensions for FCM 2246 models are 25-1/2 in. by 49-1/2 in.
  • The FCM skylight qualifies for a 10-year no leak installation warranty when installed with VELUX ECL flashing on a shingle roof with a pitch between 10° and 60° or VELUX ECW flashing on a tile roof with a pitch between 14° and 60° (flashing kits are sold separately)
  • Consider adding a VELUX solar powered blind (sold and shipped separately) which is eligible for up to a 30% federal tax credit and allows you to control the light
  • Consider upgrading to a VELUX solar powered fresh air skylight (model VCS) to bring both natural light and fresh air into your home using only the power of the sun, plus it is eligible for up to a 30% solar tax credit, making it very affordable
  • Features tempered energy efficient, low-E3, argon-filled, dual glass panes
  • Please note: we recommend and most building codes require laminated glass for out of reach applications
  • Click below to view and purchase compatible VELUX flashing models:
  • Click here to view/purchase VELUX shingle, shake, and slate roof flashing model ECL 2246 0000
  • Click here to view/purchase VELUX tile roof flashing model ECW 2246 0000



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22-1/2 in. x 46-1/2 in. Fixed Curb-Mount Skylight with Tempered Low-E3 Glass
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Does this skylite come with all flashing

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August 10, 2016
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You absolutely need to buy the flashing kit designed for this skylight. The flashing kit is essential if you want to avoid leaks.
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September 28, 2014
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No. It is available through the retailer.
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May 29, 2013
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The FCM skylight does not come with any flashing. The curb that this will be installed onto will definitely need to be flashed. We do have flashing kits for curbs, but they are specific to certain installations. For further information, please give us a call at 800-888-3589.
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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May 29, 2013
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Hi Steve
This particular model does not come with flashing. My husband built a frame with 2x6 wood and we attached the gasket that came with the sky light to the wood.
It seemed easy enough to install. (Easy for me because I watched. LOL).
If you can measure and saw this sky light is wonderful. It's nice to see the stars at night and watch the clouds during the day.
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There is no 'flashing' with this skylight. You make a 'kerb' or wooden frame for it to sit on and attach the kerb to the roof where the skylight is to go. The edge of the skylight frame slips over the outside edge of the kerb so that the skylight can be screwed to the side of the kerb. The skylight has a rubber gasket inside the frame that touches the top surface of the kerb to ceate an Read More
There is no 'flashing' with this skylight. You make a 'kerb' or wooden frame for it to sit on and attach the kerb to the roof where the skylight is to go. The edge of the skylight frame slips over the outside edge of the kerb so that the skylight can be screwed to the side of the kerb. The skylight has a rubber gasket inside the frame that touches the top surface of the kerb to ceate an airtight/watertight fit to the kerb. Read Less
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can i put it in sideways on a pitched roof

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September 2, 2016
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no better to get a smaller skylight
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February 29, 2016
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Yes, our FCM fixed curb mount unit is the only model that can be installed horizontal on your roof deck. If you have a shingled roof deck, please keep in mind that you will need to purchase the ECL 4646 0000B model size to accommodate your 46-1/2" horizontal installation. Thank you so much for choosing VELUX!
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February 26, 2016
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Yes, you can install the sky light in that orientation.
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what are rough-in measurements for the velux 25 1/2 x 49 1/2 velux fixed skylight

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July 22, 2013
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This looks like the 2246 curb mount skylight and the rought opening is 22.5 x 46.5. This is also known as the inside curb dimension. Thank you.
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July 21, 2013
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Mine is 22 1/2 by 46 1/2. ( that is the opening).
I love mine!!! Have 3 of them and Il going to install one of the Velux blind Systems today as it is hot here in the summer. I'll be writing a review on the blind system either tonight or tomorrow morning. By the way the skylights were easy and do was the blind system
Hope that helps : ).
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The outside dimensions of the frame are 25 1/2 x 49 1/2. When we built our kerb frame out of 2 x 8, the interior dimensions of the hole in the middle of the frame are 22 1/2 x 46 1/2 give or take 1/8"
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2x4 laminated curb skylight

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does this come in laminated?
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February 16, 2016
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Yes, this sky light comes with laminated glass.
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February 15, 2016
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Yes, the FCM 2246 comes in Laminated glass as well. If you plug in FCM 2246 0004 in the 'Products and Services' search, you will see the laminated version. Thank you.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by These skylights don't last and will leak! If you install these you can expect to get maybe 10 years out of them before they start to leak. Velux warranty is only 10 years and they will not honor the warranty unless you have a Velux inspector inspect them after installation. This pushes the cost up huge. Great window but expect to replace them every 10 years and note insurance providers will not insure for water damage caused by these windows due to too many claims recently on leaky Velux windows. Based on past experience i would not recommend Velux skylights. September 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Out of the dark God created light and it's wonderful to be able to see it. I don't know how well insulated these skylight are but I will update my review in winter. August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 Good quality Looks good and good quality sky light tempered low E glass August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good product Nice replacement. I didn't want to replace the curb and roof shingles to save cost since there was no leaking problem. After having to cut the frame of the existing bubble, I built an aluminum frame of 1X1 square tube to mount the new cover onto. Turned out pretty good. This has yet to be proven by a good rainstorm. I would have given it a 5, but a bit of the weatherstrip was out of place around the glass July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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
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