Our Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is the installation pitch for the VSE Skylight?

    The VSE must be installed between 15 & 90 degrees. If your roof pitch is less than 15 degrees, you must use a custom flashing kit with a pitch adapter.

  • 2. Why is roof pitch important for skylight installations?

    Our flashing kits are engineered with specific pitch requirements. The roof pitch is important because it ensures that the roof has the proper slope to effectively drain water off of both the flashing and the skylight.

  • 3. What is the frame out size for this Skylight?

    The frame out size is the width and height of the Skylight. The clearance between rafters must be at least width of the Skylight, battens are then placed at a distance equal to the height of the Skylight.

  • 4. Can electric skylights be turned and installed sideways?

    Electric skylights cannot be installed sideways, however a 'landscape' size is available (S01 size: 1140x700).

  • 5. What flashing do I use to group multiple skylights together?

    VELUX COMBI-FLASHING is engineered for this purpose. However, the pitch of the roof must be 15° or greater.

  • 6. What glazing does the VSE come in?

    The VSE comes standard with our 'High Performance' glazing. This glazing provides a laminated internal pane to meet Australian Standard AS 1288, which is required for skylights installed greater than 3m above floor level. This glazing also comes with NEAT™ coating to reduce cleaning frequency.

  • 7. Can I apply a film or tint to the glass?

    VELUX does not recommend the addition of any store-bought film to the glass of our skylights. The addition of store-bought film or tint will void the warranty on the glass. However, our glass is manufactured with a LoE coating and injected with Argon gas, making our skylights very energy efficient. In addition, we also offer several blind options that can be added to our skylights and roof windows to regulate light and heat.

  • 8. Are insect screens available for the electric skylight?

    Yes, insect screens are included with openable skylights.

  • 9. What colour is the VSE?

    All current skylights have an exterior neutral grey colour that blends well with most roofing materials (similar to COLORBOND ironstone grey).

  • 10. Are blinds available for the VSE?

    Yes, blinds are available for new VSE Skylights. If you have an existing Skylight (manufactured prior to April 2010) please contact VELUX with your product code to see if blinds are still available.

  • 11. What is the installation pitch for the VS Skylight?

    The VS must be installed between 15 & 90 degrees. If your roof pitch is less than 15 degrees, you must use a custom flashing kit with a pitch adapter.

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