Skylight Installation in Burnaby

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Brighten Your Home With Skylights

The idea of using the sun to light up a room is not a new concept.  In fact, the idea was developed in ancient Rome nearly 2000 years ago.

A Skylight (sometimes referred to as a Roof Light) is a light-transmitting structure that forms part of the roof space of a building for daylighting purposes.

Natural views and “adding space” to a room, similar to adding mirrors on the walls, Skylights can make a room “feel bigger” and more spacious. Plus, you can get a view of night sky or nature during the day.

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As professionals, we understand the Pros and Cons of having Skylights and how to avoid the pitfalls — particularly by choosing the right equipment and approaching each situation with the homeowner’s best interests in mind.

No Skylight installation is the same because each person considers them for different reasons. Maybe you’d like more natural sunlight in your bedroom or bathroom? Or better ventilation?

Either way, we’ll walk you through the common advantages, objections, and questions our customers ask before installing a Skylight.

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Benefits of Skylight Installation

Rooftop Windows and Skylights can give several advantages to homeowners.  They can increase the overall value (equity) of your home and can solve certain issues in stuffy, cold, or dark rooms.

The biggest benefit of Skylights is how they let natural light into your space. Why does that matter for you? Natural light is known to improve mood and even help with performance in workplaces.

The Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed battery-powered operator and control system. The battery-powered operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight.

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With rainy winters and minimal sunlight in the lower mainland, it’s important to optimize our sunlight exposure for both our mental and physical health. A skylight can help tremendously. Whether or not you’re getting outside, a skylight allows for more sunlight in the home so you’re getting your Vitamin D in an accessible and sustainable way. With most of us living in smaller homes here in Burnaby, skylights can create a feeling of spaciousness. A small skylight lets in significantly more light than a regular window and can make a small room feel much brighter and spacious. Because of this, skylights are a popular option for those living in rainy Burnaby.

Skylights come in a variety of different sizes

The average size of skylight is equal to about 5%-10% of the square footage of the room it’s installed in. Because of this, you can imagine how much the sizing differs depending on the size of the room you’re hoping to light! That being said, on average a skylight is 14-72 inches in width and 16-96 inches in length. There’s obviously a large range that can differ substantially depending on roof shape, size of room, window angle, and lighting desires. However, having numbers can sometimes be helpful. Depending on your space and expectations, we can help you find the perfect sized skylight for your home in Burnaby.

Argon Gas is used in all VELUX Skylights and Roof Windows.

A colorless, odorless, inert gaseous element constituting approximately 1% of the earth’s atmosphere, used in electric lamps, fluorescent tubes, and insulated glass window panes. Because argon is denser than air, it is a good insulator.

Argon is the gas most often used between panes in a double- or triple-glazed window, providing more thermal efficiency than having air between the panes.

Skylight windows can open to let in the fresh air. This helps with cross ventilation in stuffy rooms, freshens up the air and cools down your living spaces without turning on the air conditioner.

Saving on energy costs for electric and heating.

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Benefits of Skylights


A skylight delivers 2 times the amount of daylight a wall window can, brightening the interior of your home.

Daylight helps to balance our Circadian Rhythm, keeping our body's natural 24-hour clock in tune. Lack of daylight may cause sleep disturbance, stress, obesity, fatigue and depression.

Save money! With more daylight, you will reduce your dependance on electrical lighting.

Fresh Air

3 times a day keeps the doctor away! Open your house to fresher and cleaner air for a healthier home.

Maximize the chimney effect, opening your skylight at the highest point in your home allows you to release hot, stale air trapped at the top of a ceiling.

Reduce dependancy on air conditioning and rely on night time cooling, saving you money!

A Statement

Enjoy the privacy and beautiful sky views.

Create a beautiful architectural feature in your home making you the envy of the neighbourhood.

Experience your home in a whole new and well-lit light.

Types of skylights

There are three main types of skylights:

Ventilating skylights

Ventilating skylights are skylights that open and are sometimes referred to as “roof windows”. These are excellent if you’re looking to increase air circulation in an already stuffy space or if you’re in need of ventilation in a room that collects too much humidity. Ventilating skylights are most often found in kitchens, studio spaces, and bathrooms.

Tubular skylights

Tubular skylights are long and narrow reflective tube-shaped skylights that stick out the top of a small space such as a hallway, closet, pantry, or foyer. These are also our most economical option for those who are looking to stick to a budget or are hoping to have multiple skylights installed.

Fixed skylights

The most commonly requested skylight installation available. These are low maintenance and perfect for providing additional lighting in darker spaces. Fixed skylights are mid-range in price and are suitable for most rooms and spaces as they can vary significantly in size, making them very multi-purpose.

VELUX, World leader in skylights

VELUX, the world leader in skylights and roof windows, puts to excellent use our most abundant natural resource – light from above – by developing, manufacturing, and marketing environmentally friendly products that provide and control daylight and fresh air in buildings.

High quality, energy efficient skylights are an important part of building today’s green friendly homes and buildings. The benefits of Natural Light can have a profound impact on you personally and the effect that natural light has on you physically, emotionally, and psychologically is well documented.

VELUX is the nation’s leading manufacturer of quality skylights. Using the most modern technologies to make their products energy efficient is a top priority. To reap the green benefits associated with top lighting, it is essential to minimize the heat gain associated with UV penetration, while preserving the conditioned air inside your home. To accomplish these goals, VELUX incorporates Argon Gas between the insulated panes of all their glass products and use low emissivity coatings (Low-E) to make their products some of the most energy efficient in the industry.

A green home uses less energy, water, and natural resources; creates less waste; and is healthier for the people living inside.  Call us for a consultation.

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Why Burnaby should hire us for Skylights

We are a well-loved roofing company that has been operating in Burnaby for years now. Our mission statement is “HELL YES!” because we want the process to be a HELL YES from start to finish. We have over fifty-five star reviews from locals and are known for our transparency, clear communication, and outstanding workmanship. We enjoy working with the community and strive to provide the best roofing services for both Burnaby and the surrounding Vancouver area. If you’re looking to receive a free quote, feel free to give us a call at (604) 229-3936. That, or contact us using our form here.

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At Canuck Roofing we take pride in the quality of work our customers receive. We strive to provide the highest standards of roofing in the industry, and hold ourselves accountable to making sure each and every job is completed to perfection.


Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

My entire experience with Canuck Roofing was five star from beginning to end. 11 months after the job was done, I realized the attic bedrooms were too hot during the heat wave, requiring a couple of south exposure vents to be installed.

The same day I called, Dalton sent someone out to install two new solar powered vents and the problem was solved! A very pleasant, professional team to work with!

Services: Skylight repair, Roof installation, Attic venting repairs, Attic venting installation, Roof damage repair

- Carmen Sinclair

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Would highly recommend Canuck Roofing. We had our torch-on roof replaced and some attic vents installed. The quality of work was great and everyone we dealt with (Wayne, Scotty, Monica, Kenny) were professional and friendly.

Wayne was our main contact. He was professional and very knowledgeable and took the time to answer questions. Also, I found it very convenient that he was accessible and responsive by text for follow up questions. This was most helpful with a hiccup with the fascia boards but Wayne responded and dealt with the issue promptly.

My only complaint is the team started our job almost right away but then left for a week before completing the project. It would’ve been nice to be given a heads up when they’d be returning as the disposal bin blocked our garage access during this time.

Once they returned Kenny and his team worked hard to finish our project within the day.

Services: Roof installation, Attic venting installation

- P Chan

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness

We had a great experience with Canuck Roofing. Their roofing experts were responsive and transparent throughout the roof replacement process. They completed the project on time, and even earlier than expected. They were professional and cordial. Communication was efficient. I would recommend their roofing services

Services: Roof installation

- David Migneault

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We had our 1975 original tar & gravel roof replaced in summer 2021. JP and his roofing team made it easy to understand and arrange, despite us being across the country and having tenants at the time. Competitive pricing backed by great credentials, 10 yr workmanship warranty and great customer service. We highly recommended them as commercial roofing contractors in the Greater Vancouver area!

Services: Roof inspection, Roof repair

- Karley & David

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Ken and Cam arrived on a Friday afternoon ahead of predicted rainfall, to seal a leak around my furnace chimney. They arrived on time, in uniform and a company vehicle, and quickly and efficiently completed the service. They showed me photos of the issue and the repairmen were careful of the shrubbery, and cleaned up when they were done. The roofing repair price was completely reasonable. I am so grateful for their wonderful roofing repair work!!

Services: Roof inspection, Roof repair

- Kandi Dibley

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Look no further… Contact Canuck Roofing!

We were looking around for help with a leak and possible replacement of our roof, and a family member recommended Canuck, after they worked on their strata complex roof.

Right from the start, communication and timely response from Wayne at Canuck was awesome. He came to our house to assess our roof the same week I called. He was very friendly and professional, and clearly knowledgeable and experienced in roofing. He was quickly able to determine the needs for our house, and promptly provided us with a quote to get the job done.

To our surprise, the crew from Canuck was able to complete our project within the next month! Having a torch-on roof, we expected to wait several months into summer.

Kenny was the on-site crew lead, and he and his team worked very hard and long to get the job done in just two business days. Not only is our roof a torch-on, but we also had our leaky skylight replaced with an opening glass lid, and we love it!

Overall, Canuck was amazing. Competitive and fair pricing, no sales pitches, friendly staff and great work.

Communication from everyone including Wayne, Kenny, and admin staff who always kept me in the loop of what was happening was top notch.

Highly recommend Canuck for your roofing needs!

Skylight installation, Roof installation

- Lisa M.

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

Job from start to finish was outstanding. Roofers wore all the proper safety equipment, the entire roof was replaced in two days, communication with the roofing company was excellent and when the job was completed, the clean-up was amazing. In two days, we were left with a brand new roof, post-installation inspection by the supervisor was done and there wasn't a scrap of roofing material left anywhere on the premises. Would definitely recommend Canuck Roofing!

Services: Roof installation

- Joe Turtle

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I had my 30 years old attic vent detach from the roof, so I called the Canuck Roofing which I had a positive experience of before. Job was not done properly which I discovered randomly 1 month after the initial visit, yup i trusted these guys very much that I didn't even bother to check. Found a small issue and sent a picture to the customer service, they sent me tech team right away, tech showed me what they have done this time, problem seems to be eliminated and they also did another complimentary roof checking and fixed a little problem with the skylight free of charge. This is what I call a professional roofing company!

Service: Attic venting repairs

- Daniel Dong

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness

The crew were very professional and extremely hard working. After roof has been completed theyt horoughly cleaned everything around house. Would definitely recommend Canuck Roofing services.

Services: Roof installation

- Arkadi T

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Responsiveness, Value

Canuck roofing removed our existing 1920s/1960s hybrid roof, which was in very poor shape, and provided us with a new roof deck, weatherproofing and shingles. Wayne was excellent to work with and responded immediately to all of our many questions, and the work was completed with 2 days. The crew were super diligent, cleaned up thoroughly, and we are pleased with the standard of work!

Services: Roof installation, Attic venting repairs, Roof repair

- Joanne Smith

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Scott our salesman responded quickly to our request for a quote. Once we received the quote, he responded quickly to all our questions. With all the questions answered, we went with Canuck Roofing. He thought they would be able to replace our roof in March but they had an opening last week and asked if they can do the roof right away. They came over and had the roof completed in one day. The roof looks great and they cleaned up after the installation. No trace that they were even here. Great job by Scott and the roofing installation crew. I would recommend Canuck Roofing as your residential roofing company, the experience was great.

Services: Roof installation

- Marjorie Chu

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

I don't usually leave reviews, but I feel compelled to shout it from the roof tops (pardon the pun) that if you ever need help with roofing, this is the only company you should call. Will helped us out with a unique roof repair 7 years ago. Even though it was a smaller job than a complete roof installation, he took the time to understand the scope of work needed and delivered a customized solution that fixed our problem promptly and professionally.

More recently we moved into a new house that supposedly had the roof redone 5 years ago or so and was still under warranty by a different company. Within 1 week of moving in, we noticed the roof leaking and a discoloured ceiling (freshly painted) so we called this other company to come take a look. 2 days later and still being given the run around, we got fed up of waiting until water comes gushing down onto our newly installed carpet so we gave Will a call. Within 2 hours he had a guy on site, located the leak and fixed the problem! What you get with Canuck Roofing is not just a roof, but a great customer experience and peace of mind.

Service: Roof repair

- Richard Lam

Positive: Quality

Canuck Roofing replaced an old tar&gravel roof of our apartment building in New Westminster with new sloped insulation, new torchon membrane, drains, vents, fascia siding, etc.
We are very satisfied with the quality of the materials installed and the work performed.
They took care of all expected and unexpected items in professional, safe and timely manners.
The project was completed on-time and as per the quoted price.
The project manager and on-site manager responded quickly to all of our requests.

Services: Roof installation

- Francois Denux

Hi Will/Scott, Many thanks to you and the entire Canuck Roofing team of roofing experts for replacing the old roof on our house. They arrived early and worked tirelessly for the two days they were here, working late to finish the job. Always professional, polite, and friendly, they did an exceptional job with the roof, as well as cleaning up. We would be happy to recommend Canuck Roofing to anyone who needs roofing services.

- Don

Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Scott was friendly, professional, and honest when he provided a free estimate and accurate cost of my new roof. Kenny and his roofing crew were awesome, polite and hard working, and always answered all my questions or concerns during the installation of my new roof. I will definitely use Canuck Roofing again for any commercial or residential roofing project I may need or require.

Service: Roof installation

- Bill

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

We called them up and JP came the next day. He thoroughly inspected our roof which had pooling water and gave an honest and professional assessment of our roof. He even gave us advice and more information than what we hoped for to help our roof live longer.

Very happy with their roofing service and would call them again if we need their services.

Service: Roof inspection

- Janssen Sy

Positive: Quality

Highly recommended for all your Roofing needs. Highly skilled tradesmen that take due care and attention to your home. Quality at its best.

Services: Roof installation

- Ryan Dohanic

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Great company, good work, reliable.

Services: Roof installation

- Marjorie