Friday, September 2, 2016

Our office will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of Labor Day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. We hope you are enjoying the beautiful natural light this three day weekend!

Monday, August 8, 2016

How to Clean Your Skylights: Do's and Don'ts

Cleaning Your Skylights Before and After Installation
Before Installation:
  1. On the ground, un-box the skylight and remove the labels from the glass.
  2. Clean the glass with mild soap and water.
  3. Put skylight back in box to move it onto the roof.
After Installation:
  1. As needed, about once a year, clean the skylight with mild soap and water.
  2. Sweep away any built-up debris around the flashing.

Do Not
  1. Do not clean the skylight glass when it is in direct sunlight or on a hot day. Streaks and splotches will be left on the glass and you could be burned.
  2. Do not use ammonia to clean the skylight; it can damage the coating on the glass.
  3. Do not leave labels on the glass; they will become cemented on by the sun.
  4. Do not use a blade or anything abrasive to scrape off old labels or other debris; this could chip the coating on the glass.

If you are unable to get on your roof to clean your skylights, you can call or email us to schedule a service appointment.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Celebrating Independence Day

From: A Nation’s Strength
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1904)

...Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.

In observance of Fourth of July, our office will be closed on 
Monday, July 4, 2016. We will resume our regular hours on 
Tuesday, July 5, 2016. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Upgrade Your Home with Clean Energy Financing

Save money and increase your property value with energy efficient upgrades, financed by your local PACE Program.

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Programs provide financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water efficiency improvements for homeowners. Many counties in California have at least one program, and some have two. You can visit the program websites to see if your home is eligible for financing.

Program Perks:
  • Loans are not based on credit scores
  • No application fee
  • Apply Online
  • Pay back through property taxes
  • If you sell your home, the loan may be able to transfer to the new owner
  • Minimum project size is $5,000 with no maximum
VELUX SUN TUNNELs, VELUX Skylights, and SunRise Solar Attic Fans fall under the energy efficiency improvement category, so the installation of these products is eligible for financing through your city's program.

Sonoma County - SCEIP and CaliforniaFIRST
Napa County - CaliforniaFIRST and HERO
Marin County - CaliforniaFIRST
Solano County - CaliforniaFIRST and HERO

SCEIP (Sonoma County Energy Independence Program)
Check it out here.

Check it out here.

HERO Program - Renovate America
(Home Energy Renovation Opportunity)
Check it out here.

Friday, May 27, 2016

We Remember

We remember those who have served, this Memorial Day. 

“We who are left, how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?”
-Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Naturalight Solar office will be closed Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Mother’s love is deeper than ocean,
Mother’s lesson is bigger than the sky,
Mother’s lap is more comfortable than the warm bed,
Mother’s tale is better than the best novel on this earth,
Mother’s picture is more beautiful than a fascinating scenery,
Mother’s blessings are more powerful than the thousands of seas,
Mother’s shade is cooler than the shade of heavy laden trees,
Mother’s light is brighter than the sun...

~ Unknown

Return some of that bright light to mom this Mother's Day with the gift of a VELUX SUN TUNNEL. Bring refreshing daylight into any dark room so mom doesn't need to turn on the lights to read a book, work on a project, or watch you make her dinner in the kitchen.