FORT MILL, S.C., Oct. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Remodeling Magazine's 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report says a roof replacement improves the appearance and livability of a homeowner's biggest investment while returning nearly 72 percent of its cost when a home is sold. Adding solar powered fresh air skylights and blinds from VELUX can add an additional savings at tax time.
Federal Tax Credit Savings
Considering a skylight replacement, or first-time installation? View a 90-second video at http://bit.ly/1FZm6KH that explains why roof replacement time represents a perfect opportunity to save time and money. Choose Energy Star-qualified solar powered fresh air skylights with energy efficient solar powered blinds, and both products, plus installation costs, can be eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit.
Solar Blinds Increase Energy Efficiency
Adding blinds further increases energy efficiency to reduce power bills.
- Blackout blinds can improve the energy performance rating of skylights as much as 45 percent,
- light filtering blinds by as much as 39 percent,
- and Venetian blinds by as much as 34 percent.
The skylights and blinds are operated with a programmable remote control and they close automatically in case of rain.
Attending to a damaged roof, or one in need of repair or replacement from age and wear, is critical to protecting your home. Have your roof inspected and, if necessary, repaired or replaced.
According to VELUX, this is the most cost-efficient time to either replace existing skylights or install them for the first time. It's convenient and more affordable to combine reroofing work with other improvements, saving installation time while allowing the synchronization of warranty coverage for all the products, including a 10-year no leak skylight warranty.
Natural Light and Fresh Air Health Considerations
Modern fresh air skylights, in addition to providing abundant daylighting, improve indoor air quality through passive ventilation. They also reduce dependence on expensive artificial light sources and mechanical ventilation.
Most building codes require that skylights installed out-of-reach utilize laminated glass for safety. VELUX "Clean, Quiet and Safe" glass meets this requirement while reducing noise from the outside and staying cleaner due to enhanced water-shedding capabilities.
To learn more and to find certified installers, visit www.whyskylights.com
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