SKYLIGHTS, SUN TUNNELS & YOUR HOME
Transform a room with a skylight or sun tunnel. These beautiful accents add light to a space without reducing available wall space. All of our skylight and sun tunnel projects come complete with a “Blinds” package - so on those days when things get too bright, you can close the blinds.
The use of skylights in a home dates back to Ancient Rome where some of the most famous pieces of architecture, like the oculus of the Pantheon, feature glass ceilings. Technology has advanced quite a bit since then, creating low-cost, durable glazed glass that can be installed in individual homes.
Skylights add light and sometimes necessary ventilation. They are also beautiful accents to your ceiling, creating a dynamic space filled with the warmth of the sun.
If you have a flat ceiling but want a skylight, sun tunnels are the option for you. They were designed as a sort of pipeline to capture light on the roof and reflect it into your room. You can read more about sun tunnels in Steve Maxwell’s article “House Works: Letting natural light tunnel through” published in the Ottawa Citizen.
We offer a range of options to accessorize your new skylights. These include our blind package (either solar or manual), venetian, cellular and light block shades, awnings, sun tunnel light kits and more. Make sure to ask us about our accessories.
All of our materials come from Velux products - we have access to their entire range of window fixtures and accessories. We also offer the Velux Product Warranty.
REASONS TO HIRE KOVAR CONTRACTING FOR YOUR SKYLIGHTS AND SUN TUNNELS
We have the certifications, warranties and testimonials to prove that our work, materials and dedication is the very best. Every member of our crew is trained to be courteous and tidy, so after a full day of us working, you can return home with the knowledge that your home will be as you had left it.
⎫ Trusted and recommended by homeowners across Ottawa. Read our reviews.
⎫ High quality components guaranteed by Canada's leading manufacturers.
⎫ A written 10-year workmanship warranty for all work.
⎫ No upfront payment required, satisfaction guaranteed.
⎫ Hassle-free turnkey services at the most competitive prices.
⎫ Accredited by BBB (Better Business Bureau).
⎫ A trained, experienced, and amicable workforce that respects your property, your neighbours and privacy.
⎫ All workers are covered by WSIB (Work Safety and Insurance Board).
⎫ Liability insurance coverage of up to $2,000,000.
SKYLIGHT AND SUN TUNNEL FAQS
When should I replace my skylight or sun tunnel?
If you are replacing your roof, you should also replace your skylights or sun tunnels. If we are doing your roof replacement, we will include this in the free quote and further discuss this part of the project with you.
You should also replace them when there are leaks, if there is a lot of buildup on the front of the glass and if any of the mechanical parts breakdown.
My ceiling is flat. Can I still get a skylight?
Yes - we can install a sun tunnel to reflect light into your room without having to change the design of your ceiling.
What if my skylight leaks when it rains?
When we install your skylight we do so in such a way that leaks during heavy rainfall will not occur. If you do not maintain them you are at risk of possible leaks in the winter, when the wood frame contracts due to the cold. It is important to regularly check your skylight and keep it in good shape.
Will hail break the glass?
No. All Velux skylights are built with tempered glass, which is extremely resilient to impact. If you are worried about hail or other debris breaking your skylight or sun tunnel, ask us about laminated glass.
Will the sun tunnel ruin my home’s insulation?
Not at all. When we install sun tunnels, we ensure that the insulation is sealed in properly. This involves a second clear panel sealed with a rubber gasket to prevent heat escaping the room.
Can I buy materials from the market and hire Kovar Contracting for the installation only?
We do not recommend this. When we prepare the materials for your skylight or sun tunnel project, we can guarantee the materials, craftsmanship and installation. If you purchase materials from the market, we’re not able to offer you the manufacturer's non-prorated extended warranty. In order to make sure you’re getting the best price the market can provide without having to purchase from outside suppliers, we guarantee a price match and only use the best, time-tested products for your job.
I’m worried about my property while you’re working on my home. Can you assure me that it will be protected?
Yes, most definitely. All of our crew members are instructed to ensure your entire property is protected while they work. With Kovar Contracting we ensure that you will not find any waste including cigarette butts and we aim to keep swearing and noise levels to a minimum.
Book Kovar Contracting today or call (613) 799-1704.