Do you do the total install of the Velux including the gyprock?
Yes, BlueSky will take care of the total job, including other trades if required such as electricians – all you will need to do once we have finished is paint.
Will new Velux skylights heat up my home like my current acrylic domes?
No. All Velux skylights are Energy Star rated, with argon gas filled glazings that block out the majority of the passive infrared heat. Velux skylights also include Low-E glass that blocks out 99% of the ultraviolet rays that fades out flooring and fabrics.
How much extra light will a skylight give me?
There is no standard answer because of the variables that affect the performance of any skylight, such as the time of year, time of day, throat size, length of shaft, dome orientation on the roof, room size, wall colours and general décor. Plus general weather & ambient light conditions always affect the end result.
What is the difference between selecting your company compared to another contractor to install my skylights?
Whenever you’re dealing with a hole in the roof, we believe that it deserves hiring the most qualified company who specialise in skylights and Velux products. Far too many times Bluesky installations have been called by customers to attend to leaks and problems from poorly installed skylights and Velux roof windows. All of our installers are employees and not contractors, so you can be assured of 100% quality service and installation.
Does heat come through a skylight?
Some heat may want to come through the skylight because heat and light are directly related. Our experience indicates there is no appreciable heat gain or loss in normal circumstances. In extreme climates, we can provide an opal or double glazed dome to meet BCA requirements.
Will my skylight leak?
No. BlueSky Installations’ products are guaranteed against leaking. Both the materials and the installation is guaranteed against leaking.
What Warranty will my skylight have?
This depends on the particular model purchased. For warranty information, see product downloads.
What is the best shape/size for a Skylight?
Round skylights provide more light per unit of area, one of our representatives can recommend the right size skylight to give the best light for the area of concern in your home.
How important is the skylight duct?
Very important as it transmits the outside light into your room. Key factors are the open area of the tubing, and that the tubing should be “shiny” and, in the case of a flexible tube, quite taunt. The tubing, like the shape and size of a skylight is a major factor in transmitting the most efficient light.
Does my interior colour scheme affect the performance of my skylight?
Yes it does. Light bright colours will tend to reflect daylight around the room while dark colours will tend to absorb daylight. Adjusting the size or quantity will help to solve this problem.
Can I turn off daylight/moonlight in a bedroom?
Yes. Variable Light Control Units are available.
Can I have an electric light in my skylight?
Yes. An Electric Light is available.
“Flat” or “Dished” diffuser: Which one is better?
Curtin University tests show there is no real difference in the way light is spread around your room when using a “flat” or “dished” diffuser. The dished diffuser may look brighter because it protrudes into the room space.
Can I have ventilation with my skylight?
Yes. The standard Series 3 Sola Skylight, Direct Skylights and Sunlite Skylights have the option of passive ventilation. The Series 3 utilises an Interchangable Vent System. For high performance venting a Turbo or Power Kit is available.