FAQ
How does a Solatube Daylighting System work?
The Solatube Daylighting System captures light through a dome on the roof and channels it down through our internal reflective system. This tubing can be far more efficient than a traditional drywall skylight shaft, which can lose over half of the potential light. The tubing will fit between rafters and will install easily with no structural modification. At the ceiling level, a diffuser that resembles a recessed light fixture spreads the light evenly throughout the room.
How much does the Solatube Daylighting System cost?
At up to one-third of the price of traditional skylight systems, Solatube prices offer an affordable way to light your home in an energy-efficient way.
Can a Solatube Daylighting System go horizontally?
The Solatube Daylighting System can be installed in a variety of different ways in order to suit your unique lighting needs, including horizontally. We will work with you to achieve the lighting you want in whatever area of your home or business.
Should there be any concerns about condensation problems?
The surrounding fixtures of each Solatube Daylighting System are covered and kept away from the elements to reduce wear and tear, as well as extend the life of your daylighting solution. None of the systemís screws or bolts are exposed to the cold, rain or snow. As well, a neoprene seal offers an additional layer of protection from moisture and weather.
Are Solatube Daylighting Systems maintenance free?
Solatube Daylighting Systems have been designed with product longevity in mind. Each leak-proof system also includes an impact-resistant, self-cleaning dome which requires minimal maintenance.
What if the light is too bright or bluish?
The systemís smart dome is equipped with innovative optics, enabling lighting performance superior to that of a traditional skylight. A variety of different effect lenses are also available to customize the colour and strength of your lighting.
Where are your locations and service areas?
Super Skylights is the only premier authorized dealer of Solatube products in the southern British Columbia area. We have locations in Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver and Surrey, and service all of Greater Vancouver as well as Vancouver Island.
How long does it take to install a Solatube Daylighting System?
The time savings from choosing a Solatube solution can be significantly less than the time required for a traditional skylight installation. Another benefit for Solatube is that it doesn't require the extra investment in related materials or related costs associated with skylight installation such as framing work, painting, etc.
What type of experience does Super Skylights have in the home lighting industry?
Super Skylights brings more than 20 years of experience in the commercial and residential building industry, including 10 years of residential and commercial Solatube installations. We are Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland's only authorized Solatube Premiere Dealer & Certified Installation Consultant.