The different types of skylights
The different types of skylights
At Simply Genuine, we are proud to offer both VELUX and Solatube skylights to the Newcastle & Hunter Valley community. Both brands offer a range of skylights and which is best will be different for every family & home.
Whether you’re interested in round, square, tubular, window-style, openable or fixed skylights, all of our skylights are optimised for the Australian climate and excellent at resisting heat.
Solatube is an Australian Skylight manufacturer of skylights, and were the pioneers in the development of tubular skylights (or tubular daylighting devices). They have been operating for over 25 years and guarantee themselves as Australia’s highest performing skylight.
Solatube’s tubular skylights work by capturing the sunlight, filtering it through a tube in the ceiling and delivering beautiful sunlight into any space in the house. Tubular skylights are ideal for bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, family rooms, bedrooms, hallways and more. Tubular skylights come in a range of decorative ceiling fixtures, from the traditional classic or frosted round fixture, to the modern square styles of skylights.
The new square styles by Solatube are the perfect way to get the modern, clean and crisp aesthetic of a square skylight without compromising on performance – The square skylights combine the industry leading technology of tubular skylights with the clean lines of a square skylight.
At Simply Genuine Skylights, we are installers of the Brighten Up Series, Heavenly Intelligent Tube and Econotube by Solatube. The Brighten Up Series is our higher-end tube, and is the world’s most reflective tube that uses excluding INFRAREDuction technology that removes heat. It’s performance is unrivalled in terms of light output, and is a great option for those concerned with rejecting the Australian heat.
The Heavenly Intelligent Tube Skylight by Solatube is our medium-range skylight solution, delivering great performance at a great price. It works best in the summer when the sun is high in the sky, and is customised for a leak-proof performance on any roof. This skylight features an optically enhanced clear dome and delivers great results.
The third Solatube tube that we offer is the Econotube range, which is the most budget-friendly option. It features a clear, low profile acrylic dome and is manufactured in Australia, with a customised profile that offers basic light spreading capability.
The range of Skylights from VELUX feature clean, crisp modern silhouettes in the form of rectangular skylights and roof windows, offering a modern look and a direct connection to the sky. VELUX skylights come in both flat roof and pitched roof versions and are available in a wide range of sizes. They have options for opening and ventilation, and can come with specialised blinds too, designed for style and comfort.
VELUX is the clear choice for a skylight that is a cut above the rest. They are tailor-made to suit the Australian climate, meaning they resist the extreme heat of the Australian sun. VELUX has passed every test that the Aussie climate could throw at it, including water, hail, heavy loads, bushfires, cyclones, heat and UV rays – no other skylight has passed against hail. Their high performance double glazing keeps out 99% of UV rays and 80% of heat.
Their range of openable skylights come in solar, electrical and manual opening options, and the solar and electrical options feature a remote for easy opening and closing. They can be fully fly screened and have a smooth, low profile. As a standard, they come double glazed and with a dirt resistant outer coating. They even have a wireless control system to sense rain and close accordingly.
The VELUX range of fixed skylights look like windows on the roof, creating an illusion of a larger room by transforming them with daylight and dreamy views of the sky. They come in nine different sizes to suit any room and feature a white painted frame with a smooth and low profile that doesn’t obstruct the roofline. These skylights achieve a very effective 75% heat block from the sun – impressive since they let in so much light!
Whether you’re interested in round, square, tubular, window-style, openable or fixed skylights, Simply Genuine are sure to be experts at installing a style to suit your home. All of our skylights are optimised for the Australian climate and excellent at resisting heat. For expert advice on skylights & professional installation, give us a call today! 02 4960 2399.