Sun Tunnels vs. Skylights

There are many benefits of installing sun tunnels vs. skylights in your home.

Cost Effective

Why deal with the hassle of installing a light fixture that involves an expensive electrician. A sun tunnel or skylight could be the perfect solution. If you have dark or dim areas around a stairwell, hallway, closet or bathroom, this could be a great way to add more natural light without the expense of hiring an electrician to wire in a new light.

If you don’t already have an existing skylight and are looking to have one installed, there are extra costs to consider that include drywall, painting and possible structural modifications. If the expense of a new skylight is not the right fit, a sun tunnel could be a great cost effective option. They are easy to install and there is no need for any painting, extensive drywall repair or structural modifications.

Velux Sun Tunnel on RoofLearn more about the Velux Brand of Sun Tunnels Here


Sun tunnels or skylights may not be an option for all roofs or roofing types, but it never hurts to ask your roofing contractor before your roofing project. Sun tunnel installation or skylight replacement can be an easy add on if you are already in the process of replacing your roof.

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Angie Holcomb
Author: Angie HolcombIn late 1993, one year after their marriage, Angie and Mark Holcomb decided it was time to follow their dream, and the couple set out to launch their own business. One year later, in 1994, Marks Custom Exteriors was established, one loving couple, one new truck and a passion for their vision. 25 years and many roofs later, MCE has grown to become Portland's premier roofing company and one of the only Nationally Recognized Roofing Companies in the State of Oregon as a GAF Master Elite Contractor. They remain committed to building lasting relationships with their customers through outstanding customer service, expert craftsmanship, and professional behavior and appearance among every member of our team.