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VELUX INTRODUCES "THE NO LEAK SKYLIGHT"

FORT MILL, SC, NOVEMBER 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — VELUX America is introducing a redesigned skylight line with major upgrades including advanced energy efficient glass and added protection against water penetration. A no leak product warranty is included, as is an industry-first installation warranty for deck mounted skylights.

The VELUX deck mounted product family is now designated The No Leak Skylight. It carries the new 10-year installation warranty plus 20 years on glass, 10 years on product, and five years on blinds and controls. Features include three layers of water protection – advanced LoE3 glass for better energy efficiency, higher visible light transmittance and better daylighting, and improved solar heat gain performance – money-saving pre-finished white frames and sashes – pre-mounted brackets for quick installation of sunscreen blinds Ė lower roof profile with an updated curved architectural design – and a neutral gray color to blend with most roof materials and colors.

Timothy B. Miller, president of VELUX America, says that after three years of research, development, and testing, the No Leak Skylight addresses the number one concern – the perception of leaks – consumers and trade audiences expressed about the category. "The No Leak Skylight, with our new design, manufacturing, and time and money saving installation procedures, should put that concern to rest," Miller says.

"It is important to point out here," Miller continues, "that existing VELUX skylights, when properly installed, donít leak. But others, especially older plastic bubble skylights have, and our research shows that the whole category has been stigmatized because of that problem." Miller says that VELUX has always warranted its skylights against leaking. "But the newly designed deck mounted skylights feature three layers of water protection, including a new gasket that seals to the roof deck. This design, combined with our installation materials and methods, and the installation warranty, which applies even if we donít install the unit, should give specifiers, installers and homeowners complete confidence," he says.

Miller points out that VELUX is an ENERGY STAR partner and has been recognized as a Partner of the Year. "This recognition of the energy efficient and green qualities of earlier company products, and of the VELUX commitment to quality manufacturing and sustainability, will be strengthened with the new line of products, which are designed to meet existing and future ENERGY STAR guidelines," he says. For more, visit veluxusa.com or call 1-800-283-2831.