Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winter is the Best Time to Install Your Skylights

Top 5 reasons to install your skylights now:

·  10% federal tax credit on VELUX skylights ends December 31st

·    You get 10% off of materials from Naturalight Solar through December 31st

·  Faster service because there is no “crazy summer rush”

·  You get the benefits of more daylight in your home during the darkest time of the year

·  You get an immediate “rain test” to be extra sure that your skylights are waterproof

Call Naturalight Solar today to get your free estimate: 707-544-2209

Monday, December 5, 2011

Purchase your tube and traditional skylights before the 2012 price increase

Have you have been thinking about brightening

up your dark rooms?


Consider this…

Install traditional or tube skylights in your home this month and you get:

·      The 10% federal tax credit (ends December 31st)

·      A 10% discount on materials from Naturalight Solar

·      You beat the January price increase            

·      Take advantage of this sunny

December weather.



Call Naturalight Solar at 707-527-5330 today to get your free estimate or fill in the estimate request form on


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Special December Discount

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fear no more!

Did you know that during an average Santa Rosa winter it only rains about 10 days per month?

That leaves about 20 days a month with no rain!
Naturalight Solar can work around the weather, and guarantee you a leak-proof installation!

The VELUX deck mounted and now curb mounted product family is designated The No Leak Skylight. It carries the new 10-year installation warranty plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and five years on blinds and controls. Features include:
  • 3 layers of water protection 
  • advanced LoE3 glass for better energy efficiency
  • higher visible light transmittance
  • improved solar heat gain performance

Call Naturalight Solar today to get your free skylight estimate: 707-527-5330

Monday, November 7, 2011

Naturalight Solar has moved!

Drop by our convenient location just north of the Wells Fargo Center on Old Redwood Hwy in the Larkfield Shopping Center. Drop by between 10 AM and 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

Bring your plans and ideas to discuss your day-lighting and solar water heating needs with experienced professionals.  View our VELUX products and catalogues. Other hours by arrangement. Call 707-527-5330

From Old Redwood Highway turn into the Larkfield Shopping Center:

Go straight past the Buns 'n Burgers
The Naturalight Solar office and showroom is on the left:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Get your home ready for winter.

To "winterize" your tube or traditional skylight:

  • Clear leaves and debris away from your flashings/curbs
  • Wipe your tube dome, skylight glass, or solar panels with a damp cloth to remove any summer dust and optimize your winter light 
If you can't get up on your roof, let us do it for you! 

Naturalight Solar does Service and Maintenance for all brands of traditional and tube skylights, and solar attic fans.
We can also:
  • Clean the leaves and debris away from your flashings
  • Re-seal joints/leak repair
  • Clean domes, diffusers, and skylights (glass and acrylic)
  • Clean solar panels on solar attic fans
  • Make sure attic fan is running correctly (Performance check)
Call to schedule your winter service today: 707-527-5330 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Natural light improves the look and feel of the Well Now Showcase in Saint Helena.

How can VELUX SUN TUNNELS transform your commercial showroom? 

Take a look at these before and after photographs of the Well Now Showcase in Saint Helena.

The Well Now Showcase in Saint Helena.
The beautifully remodeled gallery is composed of strong lines and bold colors that seem a little heavy and dark before the natural light is added. The additional sunlight contributes to the clean lines and makes the bold colors pop out.The square diffusers of the VELUX SUN TUNNELS integrate seamlessly into the molded square design of the ceiling.

Just three 22” SUN TUNNELS transform this 1,900-square-foot space.

The natural light makes the colors rich and inviting.
Seamless flashings cleanly installed on the roof.
Located at 1200 Main Street, the St. Helena Hospital’s Well Now Showcase  features an interactive information kiosk and specially trained client service advisers who will educate visitors about programs for knee and hip replacement, weight loss, smoking cessation, diabetes control, heart health, cancer prevention and wellness and addiction recovery.

Residents and tourists from all over the world can learn about the destination health programs only offered in the beautiful Napa Valley at St. Helena Hospital.

 Call Naturalight Solar, Inc. today to talk about your commercial lighting needs: 707-527-5330

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Are you on the path to en-lighten-ment?

“Live in Rooms full of light.” ~ Cornelius Celsus

“Where there is sunshine, the doctor starves.” ~ Flemish Proverb

Even the ancients knew the benefits of sunlight! Rooms lit with natural sunlight improve your mood and your productivity.

Velux SUN TUNNELS are a great way to get light into hard to reach places without the expense of traditional skylights. They increase the aesthetic beauty of your home’s interior and save you money on your electricity bill.

Call Naturalight Solar today to get your free quote, and get on the path of enlightenment.

* Aulus Cornelius Celsus (25 BC) was a Roman encyclopedist, known for his extant medical work, De Medicina, which is a primary source on diet, pharmacy, surgery, and related fields, and it is one of the best sources concerning medical knowledge in the Roman world.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Naturalight Solar is at the Sonoma County Fair

Come visit our booth located in the "Sustainable Sonoma" tent located just outside the South end of the Grace Pavillion. What better way to celebrate the long history of Sonoma County agriculture than by learning how to sustain our beautiful county?

Inside the white tent you will find "green" workshops and local companies dedicated to giving you the tools and products to save you money and reduce our impact on the earth.

From the entrance, take a stroll through the beautifully landscaped sustainable garden and look for the "Free Sunlight" banner. Naturalight Solar will be there Friday, August 5th through Sunday, August 7th.

Check out our fair specials and our daylighting products!

Diamond Jubilee!
July 27 - August 14, 2011
1350 Bennet Valley Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Gates open daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Carnival open daily 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Sustainable Tent is open 11am -7 pm

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stay cool this summer with SunRise Solar

The Sun Heats Up Your Home,

Now Let it Cool You Down

Attic temperatures in the summer can soar to 150 degrees! There's an easy, automatic way to get rid of that sweltering heat: the SunRise Solar Attic Fan.

The SunRise Solar Attic Fan has a built in solar panel powering a whisper quiet fan that sucks the excess heat out of your attic. Since it gets its power from the sun, it costs you nothing to operate.

The SunRise fan is so quiet you won’t even know it is running and it is completely automatic. Reducing your attic temperature will make your home more comfortable and reduce your cooling energy bills.

The SunRise Solar Attic fan also extends the life of your roof. Installation is fast, easy, and guaranteed waterproof.

Meet the SunRise Solar Attic Fan:

1. Solar Panel: The latest state-of-the-art circuitry captures sunlight even on overcast days. Totally weatherproof, the panels are designed for optimum efficiency and are hail and extreme weather resistant.

2. Cover & Base: Molded with UV-stabilized ABS plastic to prevent damage from sunlight. The top has a shingled appearance that helps the unit blend in with the roof while also providing additional stability and strength.

3. Fan Blade: Specially designed 5-blade, 12" aluminum fan is pitched for maximum air flow. It operates whisper quiet with no harmonic noise.

4. Stainless Steel Screen: Keeps critters out while allowing maximum air flow.

5. Mounting Hardware: Stainless steel motor brackets and vertical standoffs provide a flexible and adjustable frame for easy removal or replacement

Contact Naturalight Solar today to get free information on how you can cool you attic with power from the sun.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"Turn off the Lights!"

Father's Day Special Offer

In honor of all the Fathers who ever said "Turn off the lights!" or "Put on a sweater!", Naturalight Solar presents an energy and money saving offer:

Mention this email between now and June 24th and get $50 of each unit installed (limit 4 discounted units).

This offer applies to any combination of the following Naturalight Solar Products:

  • VELUX SUN TUNNELS: 10", 14" and 14" Flat Glass models
  • SunRise Solar Attic Fans: All Sizes

VELUX SUN TUNNELS allow you to leave your electric lights off during the day without heat coming into your home.

SunRise Solar Fans harness the power of the sun to silently remove hot air from your attic and help keep your home cool without using electricity.

Call Naturalight Solar today to get your Father's Day Discount!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Want the Light without the Bubble?

Introducing the VELUX SUN TUNNEL Model TLR. The low profile glass design creates sleek appearance within any shingled roof.

The TLR utilizes a rigid tunnel delivering bright natural light and making it perfect for installations that require longer tunnel lengths

VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights admit passive light from the Sun without the normal heat emitted by electrical light sources.

  • Clear, clean coating keeps glass clean longer.
  • Tempered safety glass.
  • It has three diffuser options: frosted diffuser (standard), prismatic diffuser, and the fresnel lens diffuser.
  • Installation is quick, easy and can be completed in just two hours with only basic carpentry skills required.
  • The ZTL 114 Electric Light Kit allows your SUN TUNNEL to be a source of illumination at night as well as during the day. This kit installs in minutes inside the tunnel just above the diffuser
  • The TLR VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylight comes with a ten year warranty against manufacturer's defect, rust corrosion and deterioration. For details, download our Warranty brochure.
  • The TLR VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylight comes in 14" diameters only.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Celebrate Earth Day with Naturalight Solar

One of the ways you can celebrate Earth Day is by lowering your electricity bill.

You can do this by installing more efficient insulation in your home, new windows, doors, solar blinds, or tube skylights!

There’s a 10% Federal Tax credit on all ENERGY STAR qualified windows, skylights and exterior doors. Products must be installed in a consumer's existing primary residence.

Installing a VELUX SUN TUNNEL will help reduce your energy consumption:
  • Filling your home with sunlight means you don't turn your lights on during the day.
  • There is no heat transfer in or out. You get natural light without adding to your heating/cooling costs.
  • Reducing your energy consumption is good for the Earth and your pocket book!

If you purchase between now and April 22, Naturalight Solar will help you save even more money by giving you our special Earth Day installation price. Call us for a free estimate and mention this email.

For more ways you can celebrate Earth Day click here:

For more information on the tax credit click here:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New blackout shades for the SUN TUNNEL

Do you want bright, natural light in your living room but worry about the glare when you settle down to watch an early movie?

Do you want a tube skylight in your bedroom but worry that you can’t “shut off” the natural light when you want to sleep late in the morning?

Now you can add lovely, natural light without the worry. Starting this week, VELUX introduces the blackout shade. This easy to install, cost effective shade significantly reduces the amount of light coming through the 10” and 14” SUN TUNNEL.

VELUX also makes opaque and blackout blinds for traditional skylights. Available in electric operated and solar powered. Call today to get a free quote.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Naturalight Solar at the Sonoma County Home & Garden Show

Join Naturalight Solar at the Sonoma County Home and Garden Show this weekend, March 18th-20th.

Our knowledgeable staff can answer your questions at our booth, located in the Grace Pavilion.

Our expanded line of energy efficient products will be on display, including tube and traditional skylights, solar water heating, solar blinds, and solar attic fans.
By making a few changes you can make your home more beautiful and save money on your energy bill.

Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Friday 12PM-7PM

Saturday 10AM-7PM

Sunday 10AM-6PM

Admission: $7 Adults ($4 seniors on Friday only), Children 12 and under Free

Come confer with us at the show or call us to find out how you can use the sun to save you money. Financing options are also available.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Two more nasty skylights replaced

Mike Smith in Sonoma had two leaking skylights in his home. They were old, poorly designed, and even cracked. He had the roof redone but that did not solve the problem. He contacted Naturalight Solar and we removed the old "mess", fixed the curbs and flashings, and installed two new skylights. Problem solved!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Christa Durand, who works at Naturalight Solar, is singing the lead role in Die Fledermaus opening at Sonoma State University Person Theatre tonight. This blockbuster operetta by Johan Strauss is in English and runs for the next two weeks. You can get more information at

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Napa Valley College Print Shop SUN TUNNELS

Napa Valley College has a new Print Shop which has 22" VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights which were installed by Naturalight Solar, Inc. The SUN TUNNEL skylights bring in plenty of sunlight to make the Print Shop bright and beautiful.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Naturalight Construction is your remodeling expert

Naturalight Construction is the new division of Naturalight Solar Inc. Joel Durand heads up all of the residential and commercial remodeling and construction under Naturalight Construction. Joel has years of experience with a broad range of construction. Joel is known for having great ideas and for getting things done correctly and quickly. So if you want to remodel you kitchen, bathroom, add a skylight, or install solar water heating, call us and discuss your ideas.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Replace your old, energy wasting skylight...

Old skylights let in too much heat in the summer and too much cold in the winter. A modern, energy efficient skylight will save you money and make you much more comfortable all year. It has been determined that millions of energy dollars are wasted every year in the United States because of old skylights. That is why there is a federal incentive program to encourage people to replace their worn out skylights with Energy Star certified ones. This is a picture of a group of VELUX skylights we installed recently in San Anselmo. The skylight that was replaced was very old, leaking, and very inefficient. The top center skylight is manually operable so that the owners can let excess heat out in the summer.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Important tax credit information

Did you purchase a VELUX SUN TUNNEL SE or a SunRise Solar Attic Fan in 2010? Remember to claim your tax credits.

What IRS form do you need to claim your tax credit?

For products "placed in service" in 2010, you need to file the 2010 IRS Form 5695 and submit it with your 2010 taxes (by April 15, 2011).

On the 1040 Form, the residential energy tax credit (from form 5695) is claimed on line 52.

What you need to submit and save:

What is the 30% Federal tax credit?

  • By installing a VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylight in your primary residence in 2010, you may receive a tax credit of 30% on the price of the product, up to $1500. Installation cost is not included.
  • All solar products: VELUX solar powered blinds, VELUX solar water heating, and SunRise Solar attic fans installed in your primary residence in 2010 may be eligable for a 30% tax credit, includes materials and labor.

What Naturalight Solar, Inc. products meet the tax credit requirements?

  • All models of SunRise Solar attic fans
  • TMR 010 0030 - 10" pitched flashing unit
  • TMR 014 0030 - 14" pitched flashing unit
  • VELUX solar blinds
  • VELUX solar water heating systems

Check this site for other tax credit programs for 2010:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New 2011 Tax Credits on VELUX Skylights

Consumers can claim a credit of 10% up to $200 of the purchase price of qualifying windows and skylights and 10% up to $500 for qualifying exterior doors. Installation costs are not included.

All ENERGY STAR® qualified windows, skylights and exterior doors are eligible. Products must be installed in a consumer's existing primary residence; new construction is not eligible.
The revised tax credit is in effect for products installed in a consumer's primary residence between January 1 and December 31, 2011.

The government is expected to post additional information at The IRS is expected to post official guidance at in early 2011. Circumstances vary widely, so consumers should consult with their tax adviser for further guidance

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year from Naturalight Solar, Inc.

Happy New Year Wish

My Happy New Year wish for you
Is for your best year yet,
A year where life is peaceful,
And what you want, you get.
A year in which you cherish
The past year’s memories,
And live your life each new day,
Full of bright expectancies.
I wish for you a holiday
With happiness galore;
And when it’s done, I wish you
Happy New Year, and many more.

By Joanna Fuchs