THE VELUX "NO LEAK SKYLIGHT"

FORT MILL, SC, OCTOBER 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The VELUX America No Leak Skylight is part of a redesigned skylight line with major upgrades including advanced energy efficient glass and added protection against water penetration. A no leak product warranty is now included, as is an industry-first installation warranty for deck mounted skylights.

The No Leak Skylight carries a 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 blinds or shades – a 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 the No Leak Skylight addresses the number one concern – the perception of leaks – consumers and trade audiences expressed about the category. "The new design, green manufacturing techniques, and time and money saving installation procedures have put that concern to rest," Miller says.

"It is important to point out," Miller continues, "that existing VELUX skylights, when properly installed, don’t leak. But others, especially older plastic bubble skylights have, and our research showed that the whole category had 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 don’t install the unit, has given specifiers, installers and homeowners complete confidence," he says.

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, has been strengthened with the new line of products, which are designed to meet existing and future ENERGY STAR guidelines," Miller says. VELUX also manufactures ENERGY STAR qualified solar water heating systems. For more, visit veluxusa.com or call 1-800-283-2831.