Solatubes

Penelope Gray loves her new solatube.

Brighten up dark spaces with the warm glow of natural light.  See how Solatubes work.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.

Sharon Day loves her new daylit kitchen.  She can see colors in her cabinets and countertops she never noticed before.

Solatube was closed in left photo with optional dimmer.  Both pictures were taken with the same camera settings.  See how solatubes work.   Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

James and Sharon Day enjoy their new Solatubes.  They don't have to turn on the lights in the daytime anymore.

Dianne Brown enjoys reading in natural daylight without having to turn on the lamp.  See how solatubes work.   Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.

Harris & Patti Reynolds enjoy their new solatubes.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.
Katlin finally has some natural daylight in her windowless bathroom.
Mrs. Ebert's laundry
Barry Lintner's bathroom
Barry Lintner's bathroom

Bette Thomas' kitchen with 2 Solatubes.

Penelope Gray loved her first solatube so much she got a second one.

June Gans enjoys her new daylit home with 3 Solatubes.

Helen Cabral, 87 and living life, enjoys her new sunshine in the living room.  See how solatubes work.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.

Watkins residence:  A 14" solatube in the great room and over the island bathes both spaces in natural light, bringing out the beautiful colors in the granite as well as brightening up what otherwise would be darker spaces.  See how solatubes work.   Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Babies love Solatubes, too.

14" solatube in the Watkins residence kitchen.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

14" solatube in the Watkins residence master bath.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

10" solatube brightens up a pocket office between the kitchen and dining room.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Nieberlein residence:  A 14" solatube over the island bathes the kitchen in natural light, bringing out the beautiful colors in the granite as well as brightening up what otherwise would be a fairly dim space.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Shurling residence:  A 14" solatube in the kitchen bathes the bar in natural daylight.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights.

Bailey residence:  A 14" solatube adds natural light into what would otherwise be a very dark kitchen.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Bailey residence:  A 14" solatube over the master tub brightens up the bathroom.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Bailey residence:  A 14" solatube over the spa adds natural lighting in an otherwise dark porch.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Simmons residence: A 10" solatube brightens up a dark kitchen.  Learn more at Emerald Coast Skylights

Small dome, lots of light.  Our domes come with an inner impact resistant shock dome for hurricane protection.  They are the only tubular skylight that is Miami-Dade county approved.

This is why we don't do skylights anymore.  They typically collect debri on the horizontal surface which leads to deterioration of the flashing and seals. Eventually they all leak.  Solatubes have found flashing similar to your plumbing vent pipes through the roof so this doesn't happen.

Skylights also heat up the space below, the glazing often deteriorates, and they let in UVA & UVB rays which fade furniture and floor coverings.  Most of them are not hurricane rated so there's a vulnerability to wind born debris damage to the home during hurricanes.

This is an old Velux sun tunnel that we replaced.  The dome is made from an inferior material and is not hurricane impact rated.  Our Solatubes are hurricane impact rated and made from the highest quality materials for long term durability.  The Solatube interior tube coatings are far superior as well.  The Solatube delivered about 70% more daylight into the living room.

I don't know what brand this model is but it sure is bad.  Poor flashing, soft and vulnerable dome, deteriorating tube coatings.  Not much light was coming out of it in the kitchen.  We replaced it with a Solatube and made a world of difference inside.

This is the interior diffuser of a Velux sun tunnel.  As you can see there are dead bugs inside which are a result of light leaks in the tube connections inside the attic space which attracts bugs.  Solatubes are sealed tube units which avoid this type of problem.

Solatubes

Les White, Acorn Construction General Contractor, #RG0055853
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