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Skylights 101

Did you know that skylights were used in Ancient Rome, and that glazed (fixed) skylights have been in use since the Industrial Revolution thanks to advances in glass production? They've been around for a long time.

Many people make the error of thinking skylights are a luxury item but they are far more than that. In addition to bringing in almost twice as much natural light as a vertical window, they affect many other areas of our lives.

A study done by the University of Georgia concluded that students have significantly higher test scores in classrooms that optimize day lighting (http://www.coe.uga.edu/sdpl/research/dalightingstudy.pdf). Other studies on how daylight affects our wellness show positive affects in physiology and psychology. We aren't saying our skylights can make your health better or your family smarter, but we do agree that your mother wasn't kidding when she told you that sunlight was good for you.

That to the side, skylights do offer much more light than conventional windows while providing a unique visual connection to the outdoor environment. Today's skylights can work for their keep. A good example is the solar powered ventilating skylight - which helps improve the interior air quality by allowing rising odors and warm air to flow out - and this can effectively reduce the need to rely on air conditioning.

Wouldn't it be nice to have windows that close themselves when they sense rain? Guess what.... the Velux electric skylights and Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights do. Amazing.

Iossi offers many choices when it comes to adding a skylight to your home. Choose from Fixed Skylights (skylights that do not open), Ventilating Skylights (skylights that do open), mounting packages specific to your roofs needs, and even whether you want a greener selection by utilizing solar power for the windows and/or blinds. Venting skylights can be operated manually or electronically - it's always your choice.

So let the Sunshine In! Contact Iossi for a quote specific to your home needs. And be sure to check out the Velux Blinds page....... a great way to expand your options with a new Skylight.

Key Points

Some of the Key Points regarding skylights include:

  • Privacy. With homes being built closer together the issue of getting sufficient natural light while maintaining privacy is easily solved.
  • Quality - you want a well tested skylight that will not leak.
  • Ventilation - an electric, or solar "fresh air" skylight will open to produce a passive air conditioner. Through the exhaust effect they create, the warm air is drawn up and out, allowing cooler air to flow through out the house.
  • Weather tight! As a world leader in roof windows and skylights, the patented Velux Flashing kits eliminate any chance of leaking by becoming an integral part of the roof - shedding water naturally without the need for caulking or sealants.
  • Optimal Daylight- balancing light in the room while eliminating glare. Skylights transform living areas by providing an atmosphere of a more open, safer space and providing additional sunlight - something we need more of as we age.
  • Improved Efficiency. With Clean, Quiet and Safe glass that utilizes the advanced Low E3 coating, the skylight offers more daylight and better heat control than any other glass previously offered - which translates to year round comfort and energy savings. Quiet, because it reduces the level of sound from outside. Safe because the tempered glass is designed for lasting strength.
  • Earth Friendly - skylights cut down on emissions and the need for electrical lighting, reducing energy costs and consumption.
  • ENERGY STAR rated.
  • Tax Credit through December 31, 2016 of up to 30% on solar powered fresh air skylights and 30% of solar powered blinds.

Tax Credit
Tax Credit Information

In 2008 President George W. Bush signed into law, the Emergency Stabilization Act followed by President Barack Obama signing into law, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009.

The combined effect of these two laws provide a 30% Tax Credit on both the purchase and installation of qualifying products in renewable technologies such as; Solar Electric Property, Residential Solar Water Heating, Qualified small wind energy and qualified Geothermal Heat Pump Energy as well as others.

Under these laws Velux Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylights and Velux Solar Powered Blinds qualify under Solar Electric Property expenditures when purchased and installed from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2016. This tax credit is a direct debit of the taxpayers total tax liability.

When the product is installed, keep your receipts for total price paid (Product and Installation) for one of the qualifying Velux products and attach them to a completed 30% Federal Tax Credit-Manufacturers Certification Statement (IRS Notice 2009-41 suggests the taxpayer is not required to attach this certification statement to their tax return, the taxpayer should retain it as part of their tax records) and keep for your records.

When it is time to file your taxes, fill out IRS Tax form 5695(Residential Energy Credits Form) and submit it with your taxes.

As in all Tax matters, the taxpayer is advised to consult their tax professional. Iossi Siding & Windows assumes no liability regarding the homeowner's ability to obtain tax credits.

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