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Skylights and Roof Windows

Adding new skylights and roof windows is a great way to add value to your home.

Are you considering a home renovation or remodel? One upgrade that can bring significant value to your home is the addition of skylights and roof windows. But with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your specific needs. That’s where Louisiana Roof Crafters comes in. As a trusted expert in the skylight and roof window installation, we can help guide you through the decision-making process and ensure that you select the perfect option for your home. With our expertise and your vision, we can transform your living space into a brighter, more comfortable, and more beautiful area to live in.

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LA Roof Crafters-Louisiana’s Only 5-Star Velux Skylight Specialist

LA Roof Crafters-Louisiana’s Only 5-Star Velux Skylight Specialist

Are you considering installing skylights or roof windows for your home? Look no further than Louisiana Roof Crafters, Louisiana’s only 5-star Velux Skylight Specialist. 

What does this mean for you as a homeowner? 

It means that you can trust us to provide expert installation, replacement, and repair services for Velux skylights and sun tunnels.

As a Velux 5-Star Skylight Specialist, we have completed advanced training with Velux and have met the highest standards set by the company. This gives us added brand and product knowledge over any other installer in the state of Louisiana, and we are fully trained on all Velux skylights, sun tunnels, and accessories.

We can provide you with solar skylights, remote-controlled skylights that open for fresh air, and other accessories to meet your specific needs. Plus, as a partner with Velux, we can get Velux Skylights direct from the source, ensuring your skylight installation happens even faster.

At Louisiana Roof Crafters, we have replaced, installed, and fixed many Velux Skylights and sun tunnels in the Baton Rouge, Hammond, and Northshore areas. Mandeville, in particular, has many neighborhoods that were built 15-20 years ago and are in need of skylight replacements due to leaks or dirty glass.

Whether you have a plastic dome skylight, flat skylight, circular skylight, or an old Pella skylight, we can replace or fix them. Don’t let leaky or dirty skylights bring down the beauty and value of your home. Trust the skylight pros at Louisiana Roof Crafters

Watch Our Skylight Installation Video to Get a Clear View of Proper Skylight Replacement 

Are you tired of dealing with leaky and outdated skylights? Are you worried about the potential problems that could arise during the installation process? Look no further than Louisiana Roof Crafters for all your skylight needs! Our step-by-step video guide shows you exactly how our expert team installs and replaces old leaky skylights. With our guidance, you’ll be well informed and confident in your decision to upgrade your home with new, high-quality skylights. 

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Discover the Best Velux Skylights for Your Home: Click The Velux Catalog Link Below

Are you in search of the perfect skylight for your home? Look no further than Velux, the leading brand in the skylight industry. To help you make an informed decision, we offer the Velux Residential Catalog, featuring a wide range of skylights, sun tunnels, and accessories.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out this five-star Google review from Mr. Mason, a satisfied customer who recently had a Velux Skylight installed in his Mandeville Louisiana home.

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Is A Skylight Right For You?  

Skylights are a popular home improvement option that can add natural light, fresh air, and architectural interest to a home. However, they may not be the best choice for every homeowner. Here are some factors to consider when deciding if a skylight is right for you:

  • Amount of sunlight: Do you want more natural light in your home? Skylights can bring in a lot of sunlight, which can help reduce your reliance on artificial lighting during the day.
  • Ventilation needs: Do you need more fresh air in your home? Skylights can provide ventilation, especially if they are operable and can be opened and closed as needed.
  • Roof structure: Is your roof suitable for a skylight installation? Some roof types, such as flat roofs, may not be able to support a skylight, while others may require additional structural support.
  • Climate: Do you live in a climate with extreme temperatures or a lot of precipitation? Skylights may not be the best option in areas with heavy rain or snow, as they can be prone to leaks if not properly installed and maintained.
  • Energy efficiency: Are you concerned about energy efficiency in your home? Skylights can help reduce the need for artificial lighting and can also provide passive solar heating in the winter, but they can also increase heat gain in the summer, which may require additional cooling.
  • Budget: What is your budget for a skylight installation? Skylights can range in price depending on the size, style, and features, and installation costs can vary depending on the complexity of the project.

If you’re considering a skylight installation but are not sure if it’s the right choice for your home, don’t hesitate to consult with Louisiana Roof Crafters. Our experts can assess your home’s specific needs and help you decide whether a skylight is a right choice for you. We can also provide recommendations for the best type and size of skylight to suit your home’s architecture and aesthetic. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

If you choose a skylight that can be opened, you also get the benefits associated with letting fresh air into your home. Good ventilation is important for reducing mold and mildew growth and can help to get rid of bad smells.

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Shining a Light on Home Value: The Benefits of Velux Skylights 

Adding Velux skylights to your home can provide a range of benefits. Here are some of the ways they can improve your home:

  • Natural Light: Velux skylights provide an abundance of natural light to any room, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere.
  • Ventilation: Some Velux skylights can be opened to allow fresh air into your home, providing better ventilation and improved air quality.
  • Energy Efficiency: Velux skylights are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They can help reduce your energy costs by allowing natural light to heat your home during the day and minimizing the need for electric lighting.
  • Increased Home Value: Installing Velux skylights can increase the value of your home, making it more attractive to potential buyers.
  • Better Mood and Health: Natural light is known to improve mood and overall health. Adding skylights can create a more positive and healthy living environment.
  • Aesthetics: Velux skylights are available in a variety of styles and designs, making them a great addition to any home decor.

If you’re interested in learning more about how Velux skylights can benefit your home, you can consult with Louisiana Roof Crafters for a free assessment and expert advice.

Discover the Velux Advantage with Louisiana Roof Crafters

If you’re considering adding a skylight to your home, you may be concerned about potential noise, drafts, or unwanted light. However, with a Velux skylight professionally installed by five-star specialist Louisiana Roof Crafters, you can be sure that these worries won’t become actual problems. With noise-reducing glazing and a well-fitting blind, your home will remain quiet, calm, and dark when you need to get some sleep. 

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Innovative Design and Energy Efficiency

For more than 60 years, VELUX has been the market leader in the skylight and roof window manufacturing. To maintain the brand’s reputation for high-quality products, VELUX has invested heavily in energy-efficient technologies and innovative designs to create a range of skylights and accessories that can suit any home.

Solar-Powered Fresh Air Skylight

One of the smartest skylights in the VELUX range is the solar-powered Fresh Air Skylight, which features a solar panel that captures daylight and uses it to charge the battery-powered system that controls the window. The battery is highly efficient and needs only a modest amount of sunlight to recharge. When it rains, the battery powers a mechanism that automatically closes the unit, protecting your home and its contents from water damage.

Noise-Insulating Glazing and Neat Glass Coating

The VELUX Fresh Air Skylight is made with noise-insulating glazing, which reduces outside noise by up to 25 percent more than standard double-pane glass and up to 50 percent more than a plastic skylight. This skylight also features VELUX’s Neat glass coating, which resists dirt and smudges to leave skylights looking cleaner for longer.

Safety and Durability

VELUX skylights are designed with safety and durability in mind. They feature laminated glass in accordance with Baton Rouge and State of Louisiana building codes and can come with flashing kits that keep water out of your home without relying on sealants, which can break down over the years. VELUX flashing systems are available for virtually all types of roofs, ensuring a weathertight fit for your skylight. Plus, a VELUX skylight installed by Louisiana Roof Crafters with the VELUX flashing kit has a ten-year warranty, the longest in the industry.

The VELUX Fresh Air Skylight is made with noise-insulating glazing, which reduces outside noise by up to 25 percent more than standard double pane glass and up to 50 percent more than a plastic skylight. This skylight also features VELUX’s Neat glass coating, which is designed to resist dirt and smudges to leave skylights looking cleaner for longer.

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Skylights Must-Have Accessories

Installing a skylight is a fantastic design decision, but don’t forget that you will need some accessories to make the most of your investment. These include: 

  • VELUX Blinds: Adding VELUX blinds to your skylight can provide numerous benefits, including variable light control, improved energy efficiency, and privacy. Many VELUX blinds available today are electrically powered, which means you don’t have to get up to open and close them. Some even draw their power from solar panels, saving you money on your electricity bills. Manual blinds are also available if you prefer to control your sunshades by hand.

Velux blinds are available in over 100 incredible colors. With the Velux blinds, you will have the ability for variable amounts of light in your rooms, from blackout blinds for nap time to Venetian blinds.

  • Systems for Opening and Closing Skylights: If your skylight is located in a hard-to-reach area, a system for opening and closing it can be extremely useful. These systems can be manual or electrically powered, making it easier to adjust your skylight when necessary
  • Insect Screens: Insect screens prevent insects and other small animals from entering your home through skylights while still allowing for ventilation.

Take a look at the full range of VELUX accessories to see how you can make your skylight smarter, more secure, and more practical than ever.

The top of the line is an easy to open and easy-to-use solar fresh air skylight. Capturing the available daylight and using it to recharge the battery is a feature of the solar power fresh air skylight. It has a fully concealed battery-powered control system. The power source to open and close the skylight is the battery-powered operator. This unit also has a built-in rain sensor in case you forget to close the skylight and it begins to rain, never worry again the Velux skylight will close itself so your home will not receive any water damage.

Choosing the Best Skylight and Roof Window for Your Home: Factors to Consider

One of the most common questions homeowners ask when considering a skylight installation is, “How will I know what skylight and roof window is best for my home?” The answer to this question is not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are several factors that homeowners need to consider when identifying the best VELUX skylight for their home. And the best way to know is to have Louisiana Roof Crafters come and do an inspection of your home. 

The first factor is the type of roof that the skylight will be installed on. If the roof is low sloped with a pitch of three or less, a curb mount skylight is recommended. A curb mount skylight is installed on a raised frame, which helps to prevent water from building up on top of the skylight and potentially causing leaks. For steeper sloped roofs, a deck mount skylight is recommended. This type of skylight is installed flush with the roof deck and has a low profile.

Another factor to consider is the location of the skylight. If the skylight will be installed in a hard-to-reach location, such as over a stairway or vaulted ceiling, a remote control system can be added to make it easier to open and close the skylight.

Additionally, homeowners should consider the amount of natural light they want in the room. VELUX skylights come in various types, including solar, electric, manual, and fixed mount. Solar-powered fresh-air skylights are top-of-the-line skylights, as they are easy to use and include a remote control. However, they are more expensive than other types. Electric skylights can also be controlled remotely, but they require a power source. Manual skylights are more affordable, but they require manual operation. Fixed skylights are the most affordable option and are perfect for rooms where natural light is desired but ventilation is not needed.

Finally, homeowners should consider the style of the skylight. VELUX skylights come in a variety of styles, including flat glass, curved glass, and domed glass. The style of the skylight should complement the architectural style of the home.

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Protect Your Investment: Why Proper Installation of Velux Skylights and Roof Windows is Crucial for Warranty Coverage

If you want to ensure that your Velux skylight or roof window is covered by a warranty, it is important to have it installed with the Velux flashing kit by a certified installer. At Louisiana Roof Crafters, our Five-Star Velux Specialists have the expertise and experience to properly install your skylight or roof window to ensure it meets manufacturer specifications.

With the proper installation and the use of the Velux flashing kit, all Velux skylights and roof windows come with a ten-year warranty. It is important to consult with your Five-Star Velux Specialist for all the details on your specific product and warranty information.

By working with a certified installer and taking advantage of the manufacturer’s warranty, you can have peace of mind knowing that your Velux skylight or roof window is not only properly installed but also protected in the unlikely event of a defect or issue.

All Velux skylights and roof windows installed with the Velux flashing kit and installed by a Three-Star or in Louisiana Roof crafters case Five-Star Velux Specialist carries a ten-year warranty. Always consult your Three Star Specialist for all details on the skylights and roof windows and warranty information.

Are you planning to re-roof your home soon?

Three Great Reasons to Replace Your Skylights

If you’re planning a reroofing project for your home, it’s the perfect time to consider installing skylights and roof windows. Not only is it convenient to do so during a reroofing project, but it can also be more affordable as you already have the old roof removed and a clean deck around the skylights. By installing the recommended Velux flashing kit, you can benefit from a 10-year no-leak warranty from Velux, ensuring your investment is protected. Moreover, new Velux skylights are energy-efficient, which can help reduce your energy bills. You may also be eligible for a federal tax credit, further adding to the cost savings.

So, if you’re planning a reroofing project, why not take the opportunity to brighten up your home with skylights and roof windows? Contact Louisiana Roof Crafters today to schedule an inspection and learn more about the benefits of installing Velux skylights

Checkout The Louisiana Roof Crafters Podcast On The Velux Skylight Systems

Discover the World of Velux Skylights and Sun Tunnels with Louisiana Roof Crafters Podcast!

Tune in to the Louisiana Roof Crafters podcast and discover everything you need to know about Velux Skylight systems. Hosted by Michael, the Operations Manager of Louisiana Roof Crafters, this podcast provides valuable insights and information about skylights and sun tunnels. Whether you’re planning a skylight project or simply interested in learning more about these innovative systems, this podcast is the perfect resource. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and make informed decisions about your home.

Conclusion: Best Time to Change Skylights

The best time to change your old skylights is when you are doing a reroofing project. This is the most convenient and affordable time partly because you already have the old roof off and a clean deck around the skylights. Rather than just tearing back old shingles near the skylight you have everything clean and can easily put the proper amount of ice and water shield along with synthetic felt around the new skylights. If you install the flashing kit suggested by Velux you get a 10 year no leak warranty from Velux. One more little bonus is the federal tax credit that comes with the new Velux skylights.

Skylight FAQ

How Often Do Skylights Need To Be Replaced In My Baton Rouge Home? 

Good question and good to know Baton Rouge. In Baton Rouge, Hammond, and the entire Northshore areas of Louisiana, roofs and any roofing hardware like skylights and roof windows take a beating. Skylights have to be able to take the sun year after year and the massive rains that we always get. Most skylights will only last 10-15 years, so even if your skylight is not leaking now it is always a good idea to get a skylight pro to give you a thorough skylight inspection.

I Have 2X2 Skylights On My Hammond Home, What Are The Different Types Of Skylights I Can Purchase?

Depending on where on your roof the skylights are located you have several options. Many Hammond homes have the standard 2×2 dome skylights. These are probably the most problematic skylights in homes today. You can get a fixed Velux skylight, ventilated skylight, curb mounted, or even a Velux sun tunnel if you are just wanting to add some additional natural sunlight.

My Skylights Are Leaking Now, Do Skylights Always Leak? 

No, skylights do not always create a roof leak but in the past, they certainly have a bad reputation for leaking. If you buy a top skylight like Velux with their 10-year no leak warranty and have a top skylight installer replace your old leaky skylight you will get many years of no-leak service from your new Velux Skylights.

Can Skylights Withstand Hail Hits? 

Homes in Baton Rouge through Covington don’t get hit with a ton of hail but when they do, sometimes it can be extreme. Velux does offer an impact-resistant skylight that will take the impact of our Louisiana hail. Velux has such a good warranty against hail damage breakage, you do not have anything to worry about, not even filing an insurance claim on hail damage.

I Have A Skylight In My Mandeville Home And I Have Condensation All The Time. How Do I Get Rid Of Condensation? 

Velux Skylights has a great system that really helps reduce and control condensation on skylights. Mandeville and many other areas of the Northshore will deal with condensation mainly on skylights in the bathroom. The temperature difference will cause condensation all the time. The Velux skylights have a channel that will help drain the water off and keep the condensation from dripping on your floor creating a slip and fall situation.

Do Roofers Install Skylights? 

Yes, however, you should make sure that any roofer is qualified and trained to install your skylights. You can take a great skylight like Velux and not install it correctly and now even though you thought you were getting the best skylight on the market, a substandard roofer messed it up for you. Ask your roofer to tell and show you how they will be installing your skylights. Watch this video on the proper way to install a Velux Skylight. Louisiana Roof Crafters has been trained by Velux on the proper installation of the Velux Skylights systems.

I Have No Tree Cover Over My Baton Rouge Home, Do The Velux Skylights Have UV Protection? 

Yes, Velux skylights do come with UV protection. In the old days with skylights, you would even have carpeting and floors that bleached out from the sun. This was yet another skylight problem from the past that Velux Skylights has made much better.

Does Louisiana Roof Crafters Have A Stated Process For Installing Velux Skylights? 

Yes, At Louisiana Roof Crafters, we have had much training in the past and continue to get training from Velux. At Louisiana Roof Crafters we will not only tell you exactly how we will install your Velux Skylight system, we have videos so you can see just what goes into repairing or replacing your skylights.

How Much Does A Velux Skylight Cost In The Baton Rouge Market? 

The only way to get an accurate price to replace or even repair your old skylights is to have a Louisiana Roof Crafters project manager come out and do a full assessment of your roof and attic. Every skylight problem and situation could be different. From the size to how the skylight was installed to even the roofing shingles around the skylight could alter the price of replacing old skylights.

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