Hello skylight fans! This year has been an exciting one for me and my family being able to travel around the world giving back to local communities. Volunteering in countries like Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar give us great satisfaction and contentment. It's not easy being away from home but the experiences will last a lifetime. Now that we have the volunteering bug, the skylight business will be taking a back seat to our future endeavors. So as of now please contact your nearest VELUX Skylight Specialist for your future skylight projects. A local installer can be found at www.veluxusa.com. Here are a few pictures of our recent adventures.
The reviews are in at YELP.com. See what your fellow Portland residents are saying about Green City Skylights & Solar at http://www.yelp.com/biz/green-city-portland. Past customers, please feel free to post a review and share your experience in working with Green City! Here is a recent review below!
Did you know that getting a skylight installed in Portland is hard? Well, it is, but not for the reasons you would expect. I called all over town to anyone listed on Google looking for someone to do a relatively simple install of 2 skylights. As it turns out, it's damn near impossible to find a reliable company that is willing to sell you the skylight and complete the installation. I must've burned through 8 companies before I finally checked the Velux website for certified installers in PDX. Sure enough, Green City Skylights and Solar were one of only TWO companies on the list.
I called and got Shawn, who owns the company. He responded promptly to my call, showed up to my house on time, and got me an estimate in less than 6 hours. This may not seem like much, but he was the only one of 5 companies to do all of these things right. His estimate wasn't the cheapest, but he was by far the most knowledgeable and likable of the lot.
We signed with Green City 2 weeks ago and I'm already the proud owner of two freshly installed skylights. They did the work in less than a day, the crew were all good guys and obvious pros, and they didn't leave the place a total mess. I even volunteered to vacuum the schmutz that they did leave behind.
If you're out looking for skylights, I feel your pain. Just do yourself a favor and make sure Green City is in the mix. They'll take everybody else to school.
Blinds are a great way to control the light and heat that enters a room through your skylight. They are available across all our traditional skylight families: fixed, manual venting or electric venting. All our blinds are factory matched to fit perfectly with your specific model of VELUX skylight.
VELUX blinds come in many different colors, styles and types. Blackout blinds totally blackout even the brightest sunlight, making it perfect for bedrooms, and they provide optimal heat protection. Light filtering blinds let a soft, natural diffused light enter reducing glare. Our solar binds are available in blackout and light filtering, and let you use solar power to operate the blinds without the need of wiring or an electrician. Our solar blinds also qualify for a 30% federal tax credit.
Tubular skylights like the TMR model are a great way to earn green certification credits for any project. The TMR model captures daylight and delivers it to even the darkest rooms via a highly reflective tunnel. Perfect for installations that require longer tunnel lengths, the TMR’s innovative, one-piece pitched metal flashing is designed to keep out the elements, while providing the optimal angle for gathering light.
The SUN TUNNEL skylight TMR model features a dual diffuser that reduces the chance of condensation, increases energy efficiency and provides even light distribution. Domes are available in standard acrylic or high-impact polycarbonate for hurricane-prone areas, while the ZTL 114 electric light kit easily turns your SUN TUNNEL skylight into a nighttime source of illumination. The TMR model comes with a pre-assembled ceiling ring and paintable ceiling trim ring to seamlessly accentuate any room. Installation is quick and easy and can be completed in just two hours.
For added peace of mind, SUN TUNNEL skylights come with a 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defect. See VELUX warranty brochure for complete details.
This product is eligible for the 10% federal tax credit.
Letting natural light and fresh air into your home has never been easier. The revolutionary No Leak Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight features a solar panel that captures any available daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient battery that opens and closes the skylight.
Now you can enjoy the fresh air and natural light it brings into your home for less. With a 30% federal tax credit, homeowners could receive up to $850* with tax credit eligibility
The remote-controlled solar powered skylight requires no wiring. So it’s easier and cost effective to install.
The solar panel works on cloudy days and with indirect light. It does not need to be in direct sunlight to function.
It also comes with the No Leak Promise – a 10-year installation warranty. Plus 20 years on insulating glass, 10 years on the skylight and 5 years on blinds and controls. See VELUX warranty brochure for complete details.
Forget to close your skylights? The rain sensor closes the skylight automatically, in case of inclement weather.
For light control, the Solar Powered “Fresh Air” Skylight comes with your choice of eight factory-installed blinds, or you can choose from more than 80 special order blinds.
*This product qualifies for the 30% federal tax credit.