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Solar Tube Skylights

Homeowners, who want natural light in their homes but don't want a traditional skylightmight want to consider a solar tube skylight. From a domed "window" on the roof, light is directed down a mirrored or highly reflective tube into a room. Solar tubes offer these advantages:

  • Because they are smaller than a skylight, solar tubes can provide natural light in small areas such as bathrooms, hallways and walk-in closets where a skylight would provide too much light.
  • They can be installed between rafters
  • They often can be installed by a homeowner instead of by a professional installer
  • They usually are less expensive

Some models have tube elbows or flexible tubing so they can be installed around obstacles on the roof and in the attic .

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