Curb Mounted Skylights
Engineered with Perfection
Available in 4 types: Fixed (FCM), Manual Opening (VCM), Electrical Opening (VCE) and Solar Powered Opening (VCS)
Designed for curb mounted installations, the VCE electric venting skylight is the ideal day lighting solution for overhead applications. It brings in abundant natural light and with the touch of a button, opens to let in fresh air. And if you forget to close it, the VCE also closes automatically in case of rain.
The VCE skylight comes with a pre-installed concealed motor and control system.
One rain sensor that automatically closes your skylight during inclement weather is also included.
Review: Velux's curb-mounted skylight was introduced in 2003 and we were glad to see it. This series of skylights is perfect as a replacement skylight for old domed skylights. Many builders installed inexpensive dome skylights in houses over the years, that, unfortunately have a short life-span and poor energy performance. These Velux high-efficiency lowE3 glass skylights, give us the opportunity to give our clients a very long-lasting, energy efficient solution that changes how comfortable their living space can be. The reduction in summer heat gain is so dramatic that we've had many clients tell us that "Now the A/C works upstairs !"
The sizing matches up very well to the old skylights and usually only requires minor adjustments at the top of the light shaft, for the new skylight installation. Curb-mount skylights stand a little bit taller than deck-mount skylights (about 1 3/4").
- Visit our Cathedral Ceiling Skylight Gallery, Kitchen Skylight Gallery, Loft Skylight Gallery, Bathroom Skylight Gallery
- Read our Skylight and Sun Tunnel Blog
- Watch our Skylight Videos
- For further details visit our FAQ page (Skylight repair and Installation related questions)
The VCE skylight installs on roofs with slopes between 0° (0:12) and 60° (20:12).
Compliant with FCC: license ID:
Skylight: FCC ID: XSG863765
Remote: FCC ID: XSG833429
VELUX venting skylights reduce the need for air conditioning during the year, and thanks to the chimney effect they create, they improve indoor air quality.
Venetian, blackout, and roller blinds are available to control the light and heat entering your space, all powered using innovative RF technology that operates your VCE skylight.
Venting skylights are great for rooms that need natural ventilation (especially kitchens and baths). They are particularly effective for passive cooling, which requires no energy expenditure.
Our warranty covers 20 years on insulated glass seal, 10 years on the skylight and 5 years on the electronics.
Convenient remote control
The VCE skylight opens and closes quietly from anywhere in the house using our innovative RF remote control (included).The KLI 110 wall mounted keypad and the KLF 100 interface to home automation systems are also available.
The VCE skylight installs using a single 14 gage hard wire that connects into a standard junction box unlike other motorized skylights. 20 feet of wire is included.
The new innovative Pick&Click!™ brackets make blind installation a snap! Every VCE skylight comes pre-installed with Pick&Click!™ brackets that allow for fast and easy installation of sunscreening blinds and accessories.
Energy efficient glass options for added safety and energy efficiency
All VELUX skylight glazings are built using energy efficient, LoE3, Argon gas injected dual glass panes. The FS skylight comes with your choice of the following glazing options, each designed to meet the needs of specific building situations:
* ComfortPlus glass - Tempered safety glass with interior laminated pane for added safety and comfort.
Flashing options for a weathertight installation
These flashing systems help ensure a weathertight installation for your VCE skylight:
٭ VELUX ECL step flashing for curb mounted skylights is available for shingles and other low-profile roofing materials only on roofs with pitches greater than 10°. Site-built flashings are required for other roofing materials and roof pitches less than 10°.
٭ VELUX ECW tile flashing for curb mounted skylights is available for tile and other high-profile roofing materials only on roofs with pitches greater than 15°. Site-built flashings are required for other roofing materials and roof pitches less than 15°.
Sunscreening options for optimal light control
The VCE skylight comes pre-wired for an interior blind. The VCE skylight is compatible with our complete line of electric sunscreening accessories including:
* Blackout Blinds – Block the light.
* Venetian Blinds - Accurate glare and light control.
* Roller Blinds - Diffuse the light.
The VCE skylight is constructed with maintenance free white frames and sashes that insulates and strengthens the unit. An insect screen, a stainless steel chain operator and aluminum cladding are also included.
The VCE skylight is designed for simple and weathertight installations on site-built curbs. It features factory applied gaskets to seal out wind and water for a weathertight installation.
Wide range of sizes
The VCE skylight comes in a variety of sizes that work with rafter or truss roofs, so that you can select the one that is right for your project. For details on these sizes, please download a copy of our residential product sizes from our literature library.