Skylights can be a welcome addition to your home, bringing in natural light and creating an open, airy feeling.
However, skylights can be difficult to install properly. Leaks are a major cause for concern, due to inferior quality flashings and sealants.
Elite only recommends and installs premium skylights that don’t leak.
What to look for in a premium skylight:
- Weathertight flashing
- All season glazing
- Convenient controls for skylights and blinds
We also recommend curb mounted skylights opposed to self sealing models. Mounted skylights can be easily and safely removed during roof repairs then reinstalled later, whereas self-sealing skylights must be replaced entirely at considerable expense.
Elite recommends either Velux Skylights or Artistic Skylights:
For over 60 years, Velux has offered a complete system of skylight products and accessories to enhance your life with natural light. Velux is the world leader in energy efficient skylight and roof window systems.
- The No Leak Skylight offer three layers of water protection, thanks to Velux Deck Seal Technology
- Curb Mounted Skylights are designed for use in out of reach applications
- Compact “Sun Tunnels” are perfect for small areas.
Don’t worry about leaks: Velux skylights include prefabricated weathertight flashings to ensure the integrity of every skylight.
The “comfort glazing” system means that Velux skylights are the perfect year round solution, ensuring your comfort on hot or cold days. An exterior awning stops too much heat from coming into your home.
It’s easy to control Velux skylights and blinds, thanks to either manual telescopic rods or through electric remote controls.
For circumstances where natural light is desirable, but a view to the outside is unnecessary, Velux offers the SUN TUNNEL skylight.
Plus Velux skylights can be accessorized by a wide assortment of blinds and shades. These accessories let you customize the light coming into your home, while saving you money on your energy bill.
ARTISTIC SKYLIGHT DOMES, LTD.
Backed by over 50 years of experience in skylight manufacturing, Artistic Skylight Domes Ltd. is a proud Canadian manufacturer of standard and custom skylights.
To maintain our high levels of quality control, their management team use a hands on approach as well as using state of the art machinery, such as computer aided design, for all their in house manufacturing.
As part of their ongoing commitment to customers they strive to provide quality products, customer service and satisfaction second to none. All Artistic Skylights meet or exceed Canadian Government Specifications (CAN/CGSB-63, 14-M89) and are available in a large selection of standard sizes as well as a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colours for all residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Artistic also specializes in custom designed skylights. They are always available to promptly deal with all inquiries regarding technical information, details and budgeting. With the help of computer aided design they are able to quickly produce drawings for any project. They also provide professional installation or site supervision if required.
At Elite, we have been dealing with Artistic for 20 years and continue to do so because of their exceptional timely service. That’s important when you have to deal with ever changing weather concerns while re-roofing your home. For peace of mind, Artistic stands behind their products with a written warranty.
Elite recommends Artistic’s curb mounted skylights as opposed to their self sealing models. Curb mounted skylights are independent of the roof, so they can be re-installed properly after doing roof repairs or completely re-roofing the area. On the other hand, most self sealing skylights have to be replaced when re-roofing or repairing the affected area adjacent to the skylight.
Elite is here to help you! We can advise you on the worry-free skylight system that’s right for your home.