When it comes to deciding to buy a skylight, cost is one of the biggest concerns our customers have. We often speak with folks who want to install or replace a skylight but fear that the skylight cost might put it out of their budget.
On the other hand, many people install a skylight in order to save money. According to the U.S government, in 2016, the average electric bill for homeowners in America was nearly $113 per month.
Residential skylights, however, can greatly reduce this amount. By providing a natural source of light and fresh air, residential skylights can decrease the need for electricity during the daytime. Homeowners can crack open their skylight and enjoy the sunshine all day without ever hitting the light switch.
This article is intended to provide you with an idea of cost for different models and how you can save money on your investment.
Understanding Skylight Cost
There are several different types of skylights. Some models open and close manually while others operate electrically. The price point for each model is determined by its size and features.
Velux Skylights offers a Fixed Mount model, for example, that can be purchased and installed for only a few hundred dollars. Fixed Mount skylights don’t open or close but provide a great source of natural sunlight.
Velux Venting Skylights will save you money because of their ability to vent out hot, stale and humid air from your home in warmer months, reducing the amount of air conditioning you will require. Options for this model include Manual and Electric.
On the higher end, Velux also offers a series of Solar Venting models which not only open and close with the touch of a button, but can be operated remotely using a mobile device. Those who want this feature will find themselves paying a bit more for the ease and convenience of the solar venting feature. But the Solar models are eligible for a 30% tax credit which will provide some savings on the cost.
The following list outlines the current base price of each Velux model offered by Skylights for Less:
|Velux Skylight Type||Velux Skylight Model||Base Price*|
|Fixed Deck Mount||FS – C06||$255.42|
|Fixed Curb Mount||FCM – 2246||$198.00|
|Pan Flashed Deck Mounted||QPF – 2246||$311.85|
|Manual Vent Deck Mount||VS – C06||$492.03|
|Manual Vent Curb Mount||VCM – 2246||$524.70|
|Electric Vent Deck Mount||VSE – C06||$1,200.87|
|Electric Vent Curb Mount||VSE – 2246||$1,260.27|
|Solar Venting Deck Mount||VSS – C06||$1,200.87|
|Solar Venting Curb Mount||VCS – 2246||$1,260.27|
|Solar Venting w/ Tax Credit||VSS – C06||$1,200.87|
|Solar Venting w/ Tax Credit||VCS – 2246||$1,260.27|
*These prices do NOT include installation costs which will vary based on factors such as: skylight model, your ceiling type and number of skylights being installed.
Saving Money: Solar Tax Credit
The Velux Solar models offers a number of unique benefits. In addition to spending less on electricity each month, homeowners who purchase this skylight will quality for a Solar Tax Credit from the federal government.
This means that the homeowner will not only have access to an all-natural source of light and fresh air but can also save up to 30% on their skylight purchase. The Solar Tax Credit applies to the actual skylight cost as well as the price of installation, which can result in potentially huge savings for the homeowner.
And all Velux Skylights products come with a 10-year, no-leak warranty. Essentially, this warranty works to ensure that, no matter which model you buy, the skylight cost will be worth it.