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Old 04-03-2012, 03:32 PM   #1
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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?


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


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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?!?)

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

Velux is well proven and a solid company.
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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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