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A Sun Tunnel, also known as a Solar Tube or Tubular Skylight, is a metal tube lined with highly reflective material that bounces the light rays through a building, starting from an entrance-point located on its roof. The entrance point is comprised of a dome, which is specially designed to collect and reflect as much sunlight as possible into the tube. Light transmission efficiency is greatest if the tube is short rigid in nature. In flexible tubes, much of the light intensity is lost. To minimize losses, it's crucial that we only use the ridged tubing that has a highly reflective lining. Many manufacturers claim they have the most reflective materials, however, the difference is truly imperceptible even by a professional. The reflective properties of top brands 99.99% who all use a similar silver reflective layer. At the end point (the area in your ceiling), a diffuser spreads the natural light filling the room.
No matter what size you chose (10" or 14"), the light transmitted into you home creates a vibrant, natural feeling!
We can install on any type of roof -- Wood Shake, Asphalt, Tile, Metal and Flat Roofs -- no matter the condition! We'll make it work for you!
Sun Tunnel installs are our favorite project to complete.They provide nearly instant gratification!
*When deciding where you want your solar tubes, keep in mind that we have to fit them in between the rafters that are running through your ceiling usually every 24 inches. Please note that your solar tube might have to be placed up to 12 inches away from your perfered location.
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Sun Tunnels come in two standard sizes, 10" and 14".
The 10" sun tunnel is designed to illuminate areas of about 150 sq. ft. Great for closets, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and hallways.
The 14" sun tunnel is designed to illuminate areas of about 300 sq. ft. Perfect for: Master closets, entryways, bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens.
The 10" package it is $550 + any extensions.
The 14" package it is $650 + any extensions.
The 'base' package includes a completely installed Solar Tube on a Wood Shingle or Asphalt Roof, with a maximum length from roof to ceiling of 42".
*If ceiling to roof is greater than 42", it is an additional $50 for each 2' extension
*When leaving the attic space for the last time we will re-fluff the insulation to its proper depth.
*We will sweep and remove as much debris from the roof as possible.
*We will sweep and wipe down the surfaces in your home on which the ‘construction’ dust has settled.
*And we cover all our work with a 5 year warranty.
Solar Night Light
The solar night light provides constant low-level light when the sun sets. it ensures light all day and into the early morning hours of the morning. This option pays for itself!!
*30% Federal Tax Credit based off total installation cost. Visit: veluxusa.com/taxcredits
We can order many different styles of diffusers to give you a variety of great looks for your natural lighting. The diffuser that comes with the kit looks fantastic and is what the majority of people chose keep installed.
The manual blackout shade is great for bedrooms and rooms with a TV, allowing you to stop the light coming in at any time. You can have it added to you package for $50
Electric Light Kit Upgrade
If you would like to replace an existing light with a solar tube but don't want to lose the option to turn on a light at night, this is for you! At only $150, this upgrade is hard to pass up!
*We can also install a sun tunnel with a light upgrade in a place where there is not an existing light. Price will vary depending upon the amount of electrical work needed.