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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 208 reviews
  • 97% recommend this product
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Worth the Money
I had 4 manual fresh air skylights installed by a certified Velux Dealer in a bonus room. I had preferred the manuals as these were replacements for problematic powered skylights by a competative manufacturer in the room. The velux have a higher quality finish from a durability and appearance standpoint on the interior as well as the exterior versus the competitor skylights they replaced. As a home owner who has had skylights and roofwindows for +25 years Velux is worth the money.
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    My New Skylights
    They don't leak and they open smoothly. Fantastic.
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      • Recommended
      Nice looking skylights
      We replaced older Velux skylights when we re-did our roof. Unfortunately, the new skylights are shaped differently, so there's a gap that we need to fill to make it look good inside. Velux offers a trim kit to fill the gap (which I didn't understand before the roofers installed the skylights). But that just adds more expense to an already-expensive venture in doing the skylight replacement. And unfortunately, the old crank handle that we'd bought for the older skylight won't work on the new one. Again, more expenses for us, which is especially disappointing because the handle wasn't broken. It's a bit like planned obsolescence, which is not a great look for a company. Weirdly, the operating hook (a manual fresh air skylight) is off-center. This isn't an issue for operation, but it is an odd look. The new skylights do have a nice clean look to them though. I will appreciate the vinyl cladding in the bathroom, where I'll no longer have to worry about the wood being exposed to steam from the shower. At least the sizing on the skylight rough opening has been the same over the last 15+ years, so it wasn't a bigger hassle to try to adjust the roof holes for the new skylight.
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        Perfect replacement
        Our new skylights replaced 30 year old originals and went in when we replaced the roof. The Velux reps made sure I purchased the correct replacements were professional and helpful. The new skylights went in easily after the old ones were removed. Technology has improved! The shades and screens works so much better!
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          Smooth Operating
          We had 5 skylights installed when we replaced our roof . Definitely the right decision as they provided so much more light in the bedrooms and the room darkening shade Is great solution for when we want to keep out summer heat.
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            • Recommended
            Relief from the sun!!
            I just installed a new skylight with a blind in my living room. For years I have dealt with faded photographs and warmer temperatures. But no more - really love this shade.
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              • Recommended
              A nice replacement for a fixed roof skylights to enhance...
              A nice replacement for a fixed roof skylights to enhance room comfort.
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              • Verified Purchase
              It is a life changer! Love the controlled light options with my new skylight and blinds.
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                • Recommended
                Extra light in our room
                I am so happy with the installation of the Velux sky light. Gave us a lot of extra light in our living room
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                  Should not have to buy a hand crank
                  Roofing company replaced a perfectly good skylight that was fully functional with this one. They made a mess inside my apartment and now I have to pay someone to do some sheet rock patching. I don't see that this skylight is any better than the one it replaced. What a waste! Plus the crank that we had doesn't work with the new skylight so now I have to buy one that will work which should have come with the new overpriced skylight!
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                  Response from Customer ServiceJun 17, 2022
                  Thank you for your feedback, but perhaps I can provide some insight on your project and what is included with your skylights. It is the recommendation of VELUX that skylights be replaced during re-roofing, especially when there has been storm or hail damage. Even in instances where the damage appears to be only cosmetic, there is a possibility that the seals can be compromised by the impact of the hail or during the re-roofing process, as this can lead to water infiltration. In the event seals have been compromised, simply replacing the damaged cladding and re-flashing the skylight will not provide a watertight installation. When a customer is buying a skylight, we do not know whether they are installing it within reach or out of reach, and we do not know whether they are installing only 1 skylight or multiple skylights. The vast majority of VELUX skylights are installed out of reach, so manual venting skylight models come with a hook that can be operated by a control rod. If we included a crank handle in every box, then the majority of the time when a customer installs a skylight out of reach, the crank handle would go into the trash. If we included a control rod in every box, then every time a skylight is installed within reach, the control rod would go into the trash. Therefore, these items are not included with the skylight purchase as this would require an increase in costs and significantly increase waste. We do thank you for choosing VELUX and hope that you will enjoy your new skylights for many years to come!
                    Skylight
                    I love love my new skylight with the blinds! It gets the house nice and cool when the blinds are shut!
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                      Let the light shine in!
                      My old Velux skylights were over 35 years old and it was time to replace them with the latest Velux solar shade manual skylights! They look and work great....
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                        • Recommended
                        Really beautiful
                        I've only had my new skylights for a few days, but neighbors have already commented about how beautiful and SLEEK they are.
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                          Good quality but not the profile that I wanted.
                          I recently had a skylight installed that replaced an existing skylight. The quality of the Velux product is good. The problem it that the model that was installed has a very high profile and stick ups on my roof 6" to 7" and looks very industrial for an old Cape. I would prefer that it was a lower profile design that wold protrude only 3" to 4".
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                          Response from VELUX Consumer SupportJun 4, 2024
                          VELUX deck-mounted skylights have a low-profiled appearance. Our fixed skylights measure approximately 4 inches above the roof deck and the venting style is 5 inches. Our curb-mounted models are taller. (even when 2x4 lumber is used to mount the skylights) FCM or fixed curb-mounted skylights measure approximately 4 1/2 inches tall and the venting models are 8 inches off of the roof deck. With that being said, we do hope you will enjoy your VELUX skylights for many years to come.
                            Look great. Function even greater!
                            This has been a great investment and addition to our home.
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                              • Recommended
                              Looks great
                              These were a replacement for damaged velox skylights during a roof replacement. Workgreat
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                                fam rm sky lite
                                I had two sky lights installed 29 years ago, they still work well, but they have a leak now so I am going to have them replaced. My main suggestion is to have shades installed with them.
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                                    Neat Features
                                    Clean design. The solar powered shades work great.
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                                      • Recommended
                                      I very happy with my Fresh Air Skylights i would give 5 stars
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                                        • Recommended
                                        Clean, easy install.
                                        The finish trim feature of this skylight design allows for easy finishing of the drywall joints. From the outside, they look great too!
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                                          Excellent design.
                                          Replaced an older Velux. It was over 20 years old. The new skylight was dropped in and all the installer had to do on the inside was caulk the seam. Great job!
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                                            • Recommended
                                            17 years - NO Leaks!
                                            Even though installed by a somewhat hack-sh contractor (based upon the rest of his work), the skylight still functions perfectly! I work as an architect, and routinely specify Velux products because of their excellent performance, options, and accessories. Also, I have never so much as heard of a Velux product leak, or fail in any way, from anyone.
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                                              Love the solar blinds
                                              We purchased replacement skylights when we had our roofing replaced. We had put manual shades in the existing skylights and always found it a lot of trouble to pull the shades down. We decided to have solar blinds installed in the replacement skylights and have no doubts we made the right decision. They work perfectly and do exactly what we want with the push of a button.
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                                                Velux Vented Skylights - Worth Every Penny!
                                                When I purchased my house it came with velux vented skylights in both upstairs bedrooms. Recently, we upgraded our roof and the skylights with it. The overall aesthetics of the new skylight is sleek and modern and just as reliable as the old ones. Quality is amazing.
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                                                  Great skylight
                                                  We recently had our roof re-shingled and, at the urging of our contractor, replaced our 26 year-old Velux skylights with new ones. We never had a single problem with our old ones and have been very happy with the Velux brand. My only complaint is that they don't come with the hand crank to open them. You must purchase this separately.
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                                                    Awesome Skylights with Solar Powered Blinds!
                                                    We bought 3 of these when we replaced our roof in April. They come with Individual remotes that are programmed to allow 0-100% opening or closing of the blind. There is also a cell phone app that will do the same thing, including setting their opening/closing per your schedule. I have one that opens at 7:00am to let the morning sun in! They will also go on automatic so as the sun goes around to that side of the house they will close down. Altogether we are very happy with these skylights with solar powered blinds.
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                                                      Fresh Air!!!
                                                      I had a room that needed extra fresh air circulation. This product installed easy and without fuss. Amazing light and constant greasy air now is exactly what I desired.
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                                                        Perfect Skylight
                                                        This was just installed about two weeks ago and now our painter needs to finish up drywall and paint for it to be complete. So far we love it! It sits over our kitchen island and is perfect for natural light during the day. The attached blind automatically adjusts itself so that bright sun is not in your eyes. Highly recommend!
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                                                          Great replacement
                                                          Replaced 3 skylights that were 35 years old. Fit was same as previous. Factory installed solar blind is a nice feature.
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