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Model # VCM 2246 205CS00XW

Store SKU # 1006106465

22-1/2 in. x 46-1/2 in. Venting Curb Mount Skylight w/ Tempered Low-E3 Glass, White Solar Powered Room Darkening Shade

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  • Includes solar powered pre-installed shade and remote
  • Tempered, Low-E3, argon-filled, double paned glass
  • Curb mount design ideal for flat or low-slope roof applications
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About This Product

This VELUX VCM manual Fresh Airskylight with the Go Solar option includes a pre-installed solar powered room darkening shade and an internet gateway, allowing you to control the shade with your smartphone and enable automatic programs that boost energy efficiency. The solar powered shade is designed to harness the power of the sun to control the amount of daylight entering through your skylight. The room darkening shade utilizes a double-pleated honeycomb structure with an interior aluminum coating to block even the brightest sunlight, making it ideal for bedrooms, entertainment rooms or any other space where light control is important. Venting skylights can be opened to create a chimney effect, drawing air upward to improve air quality within your home. This model can be installed on a site-built curb on a flat roof or up to a 60° roof pitch.


  • Solar powered shade has a built-in solar panel and rechargeable battery-operated control system so no electrical wiring or electrician is needed for installation
  • Ideal for replacing existing curb mount skylights, including old plastic bubble skylights
  • VCM 2246 models are designed to fit a site-built curb (not included) with outside dimensions 25-1/2 in. x 49-1/2 in.
  • Qualifies for a 10-year "no leak" installation warranty when installed with ECL flashing on a shingle roof with a pitch between 10° - 60° or ECW flashing on a tile roof with a pitch between 14° - 60° (flashing kits are sold separately)
  • Features tempered, Low-E3, argon-filled, double paned glass, which is recommended for in-reach applications
  • Please note: VELUX recommends and most building codes require laminated glass for out of reach applications
  • Insect screen and handheld remote control are included
  • Since most VCM skylight models are installed out-of-reach they include a hook for operating the skylight, but a ZZZ 212 crank handle is sold separately for in-reach applications
  • ZCT 300 manual control rod for out-of-reach applications is sold separately and can operate multiple skylights
  • Factory-installed shade color: white
  • 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
  • Smartphone is not included
  • Florida product approval FL13560.2 (VCM skylights with 05 tempered glass, size 4646 and smaller: SKG-PG30, approved for use outside HVHZ, not impact resistant, design pressure +230/-30)
  • Texas Department of Insurance TDI SK03: VELUX VCM skylights with non-impact resistant glass are compliant with wind load criteria in Chapter 3 of the IRC and Section 1609 of the IBC
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Product Information

Internet # 315988848

Model # VCM 2246 205CS00XW

Store SKU # 1006106465


Dimensions: H 51.38 in, W 27.38 in, D 5.625 in


Product Depth (in.)

5.625 in

Product Height (in.)

51.38 in

Product Width (in.)

27.38 in

Rough Opening Height (in.)

46.5 in

Rough Opening Width (in.)

22.5 in


Cladding Type



Adjustable, Argon Gas Filled, Insect Screen, Light Transmittal, Pre-installed Blind, Remote Controlled, Venting

Frame Material


Glass Type

Energy Efficient Glass, Insulated Glass, Low-E Glass, Tempered Glass, Tinted Glass


Blind, Hardware, Remote Control, Screen

Maximum Roof Pitch (degrees)


Minimum Roof Pitch (degrees)




Operation Type


Product Weight (lb.)

78.8 lb



Skylight Mounting Type

Curb Mount



UV Protection (%)


Warranty / Certifications

Energy Star Qualified

North-Central, Northern, South-Central, Southern

Manufacturer Warranty

10-year limited

Questions & Answers

Q:When you open and not home . Is it automatic close when rain ?
by|Mar 20, 2024
1 Answer
Answer This Question

A:  This particular selection is a manually operable skylight with a solar-powered shade and would require that you close the skylight by hand. The model that would close automatically when gone from the home is this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/315974255 It is a solar-powered skylight with a rain sensor that closes it automatically and it also includes the shade. This product is also eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit too! Program details can be found here: https://www.veluxusa.com/help/tax-credit

by|Mar 21, 2024
    Q:Install on metal roof 4/12 pitch
    by|Nov 16, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  The VELUX VCM 2246 will work on a metal roof at a 4/12 slope. The installer will want to fabricate their own flashings. This will make the install more consistent with the material and look like it's part of the roof. For more questions please reach out to VELUX Customer Support at 800-888-3589.

    by|Nov 17, 2023
      Q:What if I accidentally leave it open until it gets dark on a winter night?
      by|May 16, 2023
      1 Answer
      Answer This Question

      A:  This is a manually venting skylight and will require that you open/close the unit.

      by|May 17, 2023
        Q:Is the mounting curb sold separately and if so do you guys sale it?
        by|Sep 20, 2021
        1 Answer
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        A:  You or installer will need to fabricate your own curb. This is usually done with 2x4 or 2x6 lumber and is positioned around the rough opening for the skylight. In this case it would surround a 22 1/2 x 46 1/2 inch opening. There is a flashing kit available for a shingle roof application as well as a different kit for a tile roof or thick shake material. When installed properly with our flashing kit, your project will enjoy a 10 Year No Leak Warranty.

        by|Sep 20, 2021
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          Customer Reviews

          4.8 out of 5

          • 4.8 out of 206 reviews
          • 97% recommend this product
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          Beautiful window
          We got a new roof last summer and purchased a roof window that opens manually. It has been working great! We love the design and ease with opening and closing the window. Velux makes great windows, highly recommended.
            • Recommended
            So far, so VERY good!
            Installation has just been completed. The new skylights add so much more light and, now, also much-needed ventilation into the rooms. They open easily. The look is clean, crisp and contemporary. Very nice!
              • Recommended
              Great addition to the house
              I just bought them and installed. That’s the best investment bought rooms( kitchen and sunny room) are very bright and when you open skylights a lot of fresh air and quick ventilation.
                • Recommended
                Beautiful addition to my home
                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am just in the middle of renovating my house and decided to go the extra mile and put in the skylights. I am so glad i did. They bring so much light into the rooms. I love that the blinds are solar powered too and can use the remote to open and close them. Great product.
                  High quality with power shade
                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have had three of these for 10 years with no problems or leaks. Just installed two more with flashing kt, installed and then tons of rain for a week and not a drop of water inside. Also purchased the blinds for these and I;ve mever been so impressed (50 years in the construction business). They fit in perfectly, run with a solar powered motor and a wall remote, the fit was perfect with no issues and they work flawlessly. I would not purchase any other manufacturer.
                    • Recommended
                    New bright skylights
                    Replaced old skylights. Had Velux products before so had great experience with the band. New skylights look amazing. They’re bright & give the room an airy feel. Easy to open. Satisfied customer!
                      • Recommended
                      Love my new skylights
                      Just got done replacing my 8 existing skylights with New Velux units that come with preinstalled solar shades. This combo qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit which brings the cost below the Fixed Skylight cost without the shades. I can't wait to reap the savings on my utility bills too! Skylight were installed by my local Velux dealer who did a wonderful job.
                      Response from Customer ServiceDec 6, 2022
                      We know that you will enjoy these new skylights for many years to come. Reducing your overall costs with the 30% Federal Tax Credit eligibility just adds to the enjoyment!
                        • Recommended
                        Love The Light and Fresh Air
                        Had to replace four 30+ year old Velux skylights due to hail damage- two manual operation and two fixed. Love the new clean white interior appearance of the skylights, and ease of operation of the operable units. Looking forward to many more years of Velux bringing us natural light and fresh air!
                          • Recommended
                          Really quite lovey
                          I have a sunroom that had 3 very, very old skylights, which were starting to leak. My roof installer put in Velux Fresh Air Skylights as replacements. The glass is so clear, and they look lovely from inside and out. My only qualm is that the screens have a bit of a gap on each side, and I'm afraid little bugs will gain entry. Other than that, they're great!
                            • Recommended
                            Great but for one thing
                            We had these skylights installed to replace very old ones. We chose hand operated ones and, while they work fine, wish Velux had used a crank rather that a turning screw to open and close the skylight. We also chose the solar-powered shade and are very pleased. The reason I gave it a 4 is because of the "screw."
                            Response from Customer ServiceJun 6, 2022
                            We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your new skylights and would like to help you with the operational aspects of this model. If this skylight is within your reach, you can remove the eyelet and use the ZZZ 201B crank handle to easily open it! Please call VELUX Customer Service @ 1-800-888-3589 as it is $11 (plus tax & shipping) You will have this in a few days and be able to enjoy your skylight a bit better!
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