The owners of this home had a dark living room. Not anymore. Houseworks "cut in" two FS-C04's with room-darkening solar shades, and look at the difference. The customers are delighted with our work and ecstatic over the light in their new living room.
COST: Roughly $5,700, but because they chose the Energy Performance Package (fixed or manually venting skylight paired with solar room-darkening shades) the entire project was eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit. That put over $1,700 back in their pocket.
Before and After (May 2018)
This customer had three old VELUX VSE 106 skylights mounted that are no longer produced. Rather than destroy the interior work he had completed, we came in, re-sized the opening, and installed two VCS 3046 curb-mounted solar venting skylights.
OLD VELUX VSE 106 (electric) deck-mounted units on a monitor. The glass had failed and the skylights were leaking.
Opening was framed out to accommodate curb-mounted 3046's with proper support.
Note the wider gutter between the skylights insures proper drainage and the larger skylights increase the amount of daylight coming in. We also installed solar-powered room-darkening shades.
Because the customer chose solar powered skylights (and shades), this entire job was eligible for the Federal Tax Credit which is equal to 30% of the cost of the skylights, solar shades, all labor and materials. Customer is very pleased.
Approximate cost: $7,700
Less 30% tax credit: $2,310
Net cost after tax credit $5,390
Completed under budget and done in one day with two experienced installers.