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ddawg16 04-03-2012 03:32 PM

Velux or Bristolite Skylights?
I'm getting ready to buy the skylight for the upstairs bathroom.

It's going to be a manual open plans show Bristolite....but according to the Architect...I can use Velux if I want.

I have a Velux in the garage roof....well made. But I think Bristolite has a longer warranty.

I don't want to make the decision based on price alone....because, no matter how much is saved...if it fails early....any savings is quickly lost.

So which one do you guys suggest?

Just Bill 04-04-2012 06:29 AM

Never heard of Bristolite, but have used Velux for years with very few problems. My vote would definitely be Velux.

rossfingal 04-04-2012 09:15 AM

I've heard of "Bristolite" -
I've never used them.
Installed hundreds of "Velux" skylights.
Installed "correctly" - few problems!
(Did you get the "installed correctly", part?!?)


HomeSealed 04-04-2012 03:38 PM

I'd echo the other guys. Velux makes a great product.

Windows on Wash 04-05-2012 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by HomeSealed (Post 891739)
I'd echo the other guys. Velux makes a great product.


Velux is well proven and a solid company. :thumbsup:

CoconutPete 04-05-2012 01:16 PM

I've never heard of Bristolite either, but every one of my buddies in Denmark who needed skylights used Velux. One of my friends even put a remote contolled one in the roof of his garage.

We also put 8 of them in my parents house on the new 3rd floor back in 2008.

No problems.

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