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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.


Skylights come in a Variety of Sizes, and Yes! We do Custom orders to suit your needs.

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.

Save on energy costs for electric and heating

Open to let in fresh air

Solar powered control system

Natural light for your home

Benefits of Skylights

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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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


Daylight

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.


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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At Canuck Roofing Burnaby 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.





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