New Skylight Installation

A typical VELUX skylight installation
happens in two worry-free phases.

During your consultation, we will make note of your project's specific circumstances, including roof pitch, interior light shaft depth, and shape. Then, depending on circumstances such as weather, roof pitch, interior light shaft depth and shape, installations can take as little as a day or up to five days. Perhaps even longer for more complex installations.

Office Renovation


Velux VSS
Solar Powered Skylights with solar powered blinds


Step #1:

The Rooftop

The rooftop portion of the installation includes cutting the hole, framing the shaft and fastening the skylight to the roof with the three layers of protection found in VELUX No Leak Skylights.


Family Room


Velux FS
Fixed Skylights




Velux FS C06
Fixed Skylights
with solar powered blinds


Step #2:

The Interior

It takes one to three days to complete the interior portion of the installation, which includes drywall and painting. The type of ceiling in your home — vaulted or flat — will also affect the amount of time it takes to complete the interior portion of the installation.

Flat ceilings require more drywall work than vaulted ceilings. If you have a flat ceiling, we will build a light shaft from the skylight to direct the daylight into the room and use drywall to to finish the shaft. We will paint the light shaft to match the surrounding ceiling area.

We will make every effort to protect your home’s interior from dust and other installation debris. Often, we will construct a curtain of plastic sheeting around the space in your ceiling where the skylight will be installed to contain dust.

Installing a new skylight can qualify you for a 30% federal tax credit
on both installation and product.
VELUX Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylights are eligible for this credit as well as a variety of other solar-powered VELUX products.
Learn more about the 30% federal tax credit here.