Skylight Replacement

Skylight Replacement can seem like a daunting task on the surface. Calling a professional, such as Circle City Skylights, allows you the freedom of time and is budget friendly. The main things you should know about the replacement of a skylight include:

  • When does a skylight need replacement?
  • What type of skylight do I need to install?
  • How does a Skylight Replacement affect my roof?

Below we have outlined everything we believe you should know about Circle City’s Skylight Replacement service. We take pride in our customer service and try to remain as transparent as possible about what to expect and when to expect it. We want to take the daunting task of replacing a skylight and exceed all expectations.

How to Know When It’s Time

Skylight ReplacementOur professional installers at Circle City Skylights can usually tell right away when a Skylight Replacement is necessary. However, it may not be obvious to the eye of an untrained homeowner. Long story short, a skylight that has a cloudy film in the glass or apparent water damage or discoloration around the edges of the dry wall can usually be tell tale signs that your skylight is in need of a replacement.

Here is a full list of things to look for when checking to see if you are in need of a Skylight Replacement.

Type of Skylights We Offer

The shape or style of the skylight should be determined by the style and shape of your home. Below are the types of skylight we offer at Circle City Skylights. One of the following is sure to be a great Skylight Replacement.

The new VELUX solar powered “Fresh Air” skylight features a solar panel that captures daylight and uses it to recharge a highly efficient, fully concealed, battery powered operator and control system. The battery powered operator is the power source that opens and closes the skylight. This skylight requires no wiring which makes for an easy and cost effective installation. Great for cathedral ceilings!

This skylight is also eligible for a 30% Federal Tax Credit.

A VELUX Energy Performance Model skylight are fixed skylights or manual skylights with a solar-powered blind. Every solar-powered blind comes with a touch remote control to adjust blind positioning of the skylight during different times of the day for optimal energy efficiency.

A VELUX Energy Performance Model skylight qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit, resulting in a $730 average savings on product and installation for a new skylight cut-in. In most cases a skylight can be free!

This is a skylight that provides plenty of sunlight but do not open. Redesigned to feature the 10 year “No Leak” warranty.

This is a skylight that open with a hand crank or an extended telescopic rod.

Low cost way of bringing sunlight into a dark space. They come in 10, 14 and 22? diameter tunnels. High pitched sun tunnels  are great for installations where the roof is not facing directly south. Low profile sun tunnels are perfect for south facing roof slopes. The new “flat lens” sun tunnel is ideal for houses that must maintain certain H.O.A. building requirements or rules.

Will Changes Be Made to the Roof?

Skylight ReplacementFor a skylight that is a different shape and size as your current one, minor modifications will need to be made to your roof. This is true in many cases due to the fact that as time goes on, significant improvements are made to a skylight for optimal health of your roof.

Depending on the level of change needed in the Skylight Replacement, the cost can change significantly. However, the end result will seem priceless.

Product and Labor Warranty


For a period of 10 years, VELUX warrants that their roof windows, a skylight, sun tunnels and flashing will be free from defects in material and workmanship. If a VELUX product is found to be defective during this time period, VELUX will, at its option: 1) provide a replacement component or a replacement roof window, skylight or flashing product or 2) repair the roof window, skylight or flashing without charge for material or labor.

For a period of 20 years, VELUX warrants that the insulating glass unit will not develop a material obstruction of vision due to a failure of the glass seal. If a seal failure is brought to the attention of VELUX during this time period, VELUX will, at its option: 1) provide a replacement pane or 2) provide a replacement roof window or skylight product with an insulated unit.


5 & 10 YEARS
For a period of 5 years, Circle City Skylights warranties the labor on the VELUX  Sun Tunnel Skylight and 10 years on the new “No Leak” Skylight. The labor will be completed in a timely and workman-like manner, and in accordance to all relevant and applicable laws and regulations. Circle City Skylights’ responsibility for correcting labor defects will extend for 5 or 10 years beyond the installation date.

Call Us Today for A Consultation

Circle City Skylights is the only authorized VELUX 5-Star Dealer/ Installer in Central Indiana. All of our installers are trained and certified by VELUX USA and are skilled in all facets of skylight and sun tunnel installation including roofing and drywall finishing. We specialize in both residential and commercial skylights, sun tunnels and solar water heating. We are also the local dealer for the Sunrise Solar Attic Fan. Whether you need a new skylight or sun tunnel installed, need an existing replacement to you skylight or need us to repair a leaking skylight, we are your local VELUX skylight expert. We back up all of our work with our exclusive 10 year “No Leak” labor warranty. Our coverage area includes from Lafayette to Columbus/Bloomington and from Terre Haute to Richmond.

Call us today to see how we can bring more light into your home or workplace.