Monday, March 12, 2018

Measuring for a Replacement Curb Mount Skylight

        Are you planning your spring home improvement projects? Thinking about replacing that old, inefficient skylight? If you’re old skylight is a curb mount, then it is important to know the correct dimensions for ordering the replacement skylight so that it will fit the existing curb. 

        When ordering or describing a skylight, the measurements are always expressed as width (dimension horizontally across the roof) x length (dimension vertically up the roof).

        When measuring, you want to get the Outside Curb Dimension. This is the overall outside dimension (OD) of the finished, built-up curb. Skylights are then sized slightly larger than the OD of the curb in order to fit over the necessary roofing materials and sheet metal flashing, covering the whole like a box cover. 

If you’re not comfortable getting on your roof to take measurements, 
give our office a call at 707-527-5330 to schedule a site visit. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Skylight Cousins

The lesser known cousin to traditional skylights is the VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylight. Despite its smaller size, it is just as bright as a traditional skylight and is better at spreading the light throughout the room. This is due to the highly reflective material of the tube in combination with the diffuser disc at the ceiling level.
Also, because of the Sun Tunnel's design and ease of installation, they are more cost friendly than a traditional skylight. So go ahead, light up every room.
If you're looking for a budget-friendly way to bring more natural light into your home without compromising quality, the VELUX Sun Tunnel is the skylight for you.

Give us a call today to get your free estimate: 707-527-5330
Or click here to visit our website.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Case Study: Soaring Skylights

This month, Naturalight Solar completed a project on a home in Napa that is under-going a complete remodel. We worked alongside the projects general contractor, Briant Frye of Frye Built Construction.

In this two-story home, we replaced one old plastic bubble skylight with a new VELUX glass 2x4 fixed skylight as well as installing a brand new skylight array in a curb adaptor over the great room where they will bring in lots of wonderful sunlight.

The nature of the project required a crane to lift the huge 8x8 foot curb adaptor into place where Frye had already made the cut-out in the roof. The crane was also used to bring up the four skylights that fit in the curb adaptor and the one replacement skylight.


The homeowner chose two VELUX fixed 4x4 curb mount skylights and two VELUX solar operable Fresh Air 4x4 skylights to go into the curb adaptor, creating a perfect system for natural light and ventilation. With the solar operable skylights at the highest point of the home, they will create a chimney effect when open to draw out stale, warm air and replace it with fresh air.


The homeowner decided on the black metal curb adaptor to match the unusual black metal roof that will be installed later. With the stunning backdrop of the Napa hills, we can’t wait to see photos of the finished home in a few months!



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Clean, Quiet, Safe

When you purchase an operable VELUX skylight, it comes standard with dual pane, laminated glass, which is cleaner, quieter, and safer than ordinary glass.

Cleaner: The Neat® glass uses silicon dioxide to create a smooth surface for water to "sheet off" and evaporate quickly, reducing water spotting. It also uses titanium dioxide, which reacts with the sun's UV rays, causing organic materials on the glass to decompose. Then, with the next rain, the decomposed dirt will be rinsed away.

Quieter: The laminated, dual pane glass reduces unwanted outside noise, making it up to 25% quieter than a standard dual pane glass, and up to 50% quieter than a plastic skylight.

Safer: If laminated safety glass is broken, whether from a large hail stone or a stray golf ball or a fallen tree branch, the glass pieces will be held in the frame and not fall through onto the floor. This protects the people inside the home and prevents water damage, should it rain after the glass is broken.

Upgrade your old skylight today to have the benefits and peace of mind of a VELUX laminated glass skylight.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Love Light Wonder


Wishing these gifts for you this holiday season
and every day of the new year. 
Our office will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2017 through January 8, 2018. We look forward to bringing you light in the new year. 

Happy Holidays
From the Naturalight Solar Team 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter is the Best Time to...

Install a Skylight!

When you install a new skylight during the rainy season, 
you get an immediate "rain test" of your VELUX Skylights or SUN TUNNELS. 
Right away you will have the peace of mind that your new skylight is waterproof. 

Call our office today for an estimate and reserve your installation date.