Sunlight in your home can transform a dark room into one that is bright and full of natural light. It can also highlight textures, and bring out the vibrant colors of your furniture. And that's a beautiful thing. Skylights allow you to light your home for free during the day using natural sunlight. That means you can spend less on electricity and more on you! Roof Right offers a complete system of skylight products for any kind of roof.
Solatube products unite the sun with advanced engineering to bring beauty and comfort to your home. Our revolutionary daylighting and Smart LED systems utilize patented optical technologies to brighten interiors with natural light while our energy efficient attic ventilation systems make your living space more comfortable. And that makes your home a better place to live.
Solatube Daylighting Systems take just a couple of hours, thanks to our patented fastening and tube telescoping system. Attic obstructions aren't a problem either. Our angle adapters and extension tubing make it easy to skirt around rafters and joists for quick, easy installation.
Solatube captures light through a dome on the roof and channels it down through our patented internal reflective system. This tubing is far more efficient than a traditional drywall skylight shaft, which can lose over half of the potential light. The tubing will fit between rafters and install easily with no structural modification. At the ceiling level, a diffuser that resembles a recessed light fixture spreads the light evenly throughout the room.
Traditional skylights are unable to accomplish the same performance results with similarly sized products because the materials used for the light shaft (drywall) are ineffective in transferring light. Solatube roofing contractors with a traditional skylight, the cost of the skylight is only a portion of the total materials cost. One must also add in the cost of framing members, paint, drywall, etc. Then labor becomes a very large portion of the cost because a contractor must frame out the skylight shaft, drywall it, tape it, then paint it. He must also flash it on the roof.
The cost of a Solatube is competitive with other quality skylights, but the cost of installation is a fraction of a traditional skylight because Solatubes do not require a shaft to be constructed. Solatubes round design and one piece flashing system allows water and debris to flow past unobstructed.
Traditional Skylights have a reputation of leaking. Many times this is an issue of incorrect installation, but their square design invites problems. First, the flat up slope side collects branches, leaves and other debris, that interferes with proper drainage. As the water dams up, it migrates under shingles or tiles to find an escape route, ergo leaking.
Traditional Skylights do not offer any optical enhancement devices to help increase performance. On the north side of a sloped roof, the skylight is rendered virtually useless without these devices.