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

Internet #315974270

Model #VCM 2246 204CS00XW

Store SKU #1006105714

  • 10-year hail warranty against glass breakage
  • Includes solar powered pre-installed shade and remote
  • Curb mount design ideal for flat or low-slope roof applications

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 209 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.
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    • 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!
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      • 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.
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        • 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.
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          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.
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            • 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!
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              • 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.
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              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!
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                  • 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!
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                    • 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."
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                    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!
                      • Recommended
                      Makes the room!
                      Enjoying the natural daylight provided by our three new Velux skylights
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                        • Recommended
                        Excellent quality
                        Purchased this and installed today. Great quality and easy to install.
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                          • Recommended
                          Incredibly happy!
                          I replaced four 35 year old Velux skylights that supposedly opened;  only if you had the long pole to do so.  Former home owner did not have one.   I finally replaced all four in late 2020 with the fixed skylights and light filtering solar shades.  I could not be happier!  Since I was used to not having them opened, I chose the fixed skylights and I live in the northeast.  My contractor was able to pull out the old ones and pop in the new ones. I was surprised how easy it was. The new skylights have made the rooms quieter and the low E glass helps with the sun.  The rooms also no longer have drafts from the leakiy older ones. They are a huge upgrade from the originals that were installed in the 80's.
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                            • Recommended
                            Great skylight, no leaks!
                            Six trouble-free years with our Velux manual fresh air skylights, and we look forward to many more! I love being able to look up at the trees and sky. Great to quickly cool down the house in the evenings, too.
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                              • Recommended
                              Bad advice
                              My roofer ordered a manual fresh air skylight, there are several things that let us down. The only hand crank is designed to be used with a pole. Our light is at standing height and opening the light with the small crank attachment (only one included) is daunting and undesirable. The wall mount worked out of the box but when I tried to hook up the included wifi connection with the instructions on the directed app the switch no longer works. Very disappointed!! The window is stuck in the down position.
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                              Response from Customer ServiceOct 21, 2019
                              Hi Tim. VELUX manually venting skylight will come automatically with an eyelet or loop, but you can obtain a crank handle for situations when the skylight is within your reach. You will just need to loosen the set screw on the loop and place the crank handle on the stem/shaft. We can help sync your skylight shade to your wifi gateway that was with your skylight by calling our Technical Support team @ 1-800-888-0361. This group is available to help you troubleshoot this issue: Monday-Thursday from 8am-7pm and on Friday's from 8am-5:30pm EST. We look forward to your call and in getting your solar powered shade functioning properly with the VELUX Active app on your smart phone. We hope that once this matter is settled, that we can turn your opinion of VELUX from a 1 star to a 5 star experience!
                                What a difference!!
                                We got two fixed skylights with blinds for our North-facing living room. What a dramatic improvement! Paired them with the Neatmo hub and now we can open/close the blinds away from home if need be. So glad we made this decision. It was expensive, but because it’s solar powered we’ll get a 30% tax credit!
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                                  • Recommended
                                  Excellent product.
                                  I bought these skylights 3 months ago. We are very happy with them. They bring in light and help to regulate the temperature and fresh air flow in the kitchen, and they are so easy to use. They definitely beautify our kitchen.
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                                    • Recommended
                                    Great installation instructions and kit
                                    Installed this skylight myself following the instructions included with the skylight and flahsing kit, and also after reviewing the YouTube guidance videos, as well. The skylight is built well and the opening mechanism is very smooth. This is exactly what we needed for this bonus room space.
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                                      • Recommended
                                      Love it!
                                      The amount of daylight in the kitchen makes it look so beautiful. Completely different kitchen it feels so roomy now.
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                                        • Recommended
                                        Great Product
                                        Purchased this in June and added the solar blind. Best decision I made in a long time. Had a little problem with the blind but you guys came through and took care of me. But what is important is my wife loves it also. Will be purchasing another one soon for the other skylight in the front. Have to wait for the temp outside to go down a bit.
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                                          • Recommended
                                          Quality construction!
                                          Had to replace an Anderson Skylight that literally rotted away from within due to the poor quality of wood used on the interior frame. I regretted not putting in the Velux Brand window the first time and now I was paying the price! I studied the installation materials on-line and was fully prepared to do the job thanks to the great instructions! The workmanship and simplicity of the Velux design are truly testaments to themselves why Velux is "the" name in Skylights! The window is now in and I can rest assured that I have a watertight seal with a great product lighting up the room! My only comments/recommendations to Velux: 1. Re-design the window pole you sell that is used for opening the manual skylight. It needs an offset handle similar to an awning crank to make it easier to operate the sturdy mechanism that opens the window. The straight pole is a challenge to my wife as her wrists are not strong enough to turn the pole. If it was an offset two handed cranking pole, it would provide the leverage to simplify the process for her. 2. The use of the sun shade and the window bug screen is not an option for Velux. It is one or the other. This is a BIG flaw in my mind. I had to purchase an after market shade because we require the bug screen in the nice weather AND the ability to block the sunlight in the hotter months to keep the house cool.
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                                            • Recommended
                                            Great finishing around box.
                                            Skylights are great and the additional shades are amazing. I am very happy and satisfied with these products and recommend them.
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                                              • Recommended
                                              Bright and breezy, one of our better home purchase
                                              We installed two skylights into our family room and are blown away with the look and light that they added to the room. The shades work smoothly and are a great addition for adjusting light levels. The control is very nice and easy to use. We wish we had added them sooner.
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                                                • Recommended
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                                                • Verified Purchase
                                                Manual Fresh Air Skylights
                                                We had two installed to replace a different make and style skylight. The skylight is great, and we really like them. I would give them five stars if the installation had gone better. We are still dealing with issues with the install. We have solar shades which is a great feature, And it includes a screen, which our old skylights lacked. Velux has been great at answering any questions or issues that we had.
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                                                  • Recommended
                                                  replacement skylights with new roof
                                                  We replaced our old venting skylights w/the new model. Cranks and crank handles are now additional accessories. The scissoring vent arms were replaced with a large gauge bicycle chain which is harder to open/close. Was not impressed w/the loose fitting screens and had to get some screen rope to pressfit into the bottom of the window to tighten the screen and prevent critters from getting in. I do like the solar powered shades.
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                                                  Response from Consumer SupportJun 7, 2024
                                                  Wheels, we are glad you chose VELUX. We went to the chain which is more sustainable and reliable back in the early 2000s. We would love images of your screen. Getting screens in and out of skylights can be tricky and are made to be functional and take into account tight light wells. We truly appreciate your comments and invite you to send to pictures to vcustomer.service@velux.com. Thank you again.
                                                    Great upgrade to my old skylights
                                                    I had six fixed skylights with manual sunshades. I replaced them with new Velux Skylights with solar shades am now using the sun filtering shade more often because they are so easy to use. Great upgrade to my home.
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                                                      • Recommended
                                                      Nice skylight-does not include pole/opener.
                                                      Now skylight. Only issue is the manual one doesn’t come with a rod control (have to buy it separately).
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                                                        • Recommended
                                                        Velux is the BEST!
                                                        Replaced a similar Velux skylight when we put a new roof on. Didn’t have any issues with the old skylight, but given it was 40 years old, roofer highly recommended it AND going with another Velux. The new/updated skylight is beautiful and very easy to operate… shopping now for a Velux shade.
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                                                          • Recommended
                                                          Blackout!
                                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love these skylights. I can’t wait for the installers to come and fix their mistakes upon initial installation. Once that happens I’m sure I’d give them 5 stars. The shades are a treat. Truly a blackout in our room. They’re awesome.
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