“Goodbye”, Little Red Truck

In 2005, my parents gifted our son a brand-new candy apple red Ford Ranger for his sixteenth birthday! My dad, being a GMC guy, struggled with the purchase of a Ford. But alas, he would do anything to buy exactly what his first grandson wanted! That chromed-out bright red little truck could be heard a mile away with its bumping radio system! It traveled many miles: from dates in high school, to weekend beach trips, visits home from college, to carting the boat to the lake. Oh, the memories that were made in that truck!

Not every sixteen-year-old gets a brand-new vehicle. But my parents wanted to provide our son with a reliable, dependable, source of transportation. Man, they made a good choice. Over the years, the truck needed very little maintenance; just oil / break changes and several sets of tires. Without a doubt, that little red truck lived a good life!

The VELUX lines of skylights, Sun Tunnels, and roof windows are much like the Ford brand of trucks. As the largest manufacturer of skylights in the world, VELUX is committed to providing the best quality products in the industry and we at Sun4Light, Inc. are proud to partner with them as the exclusive VELUX Dealer-Installer in the market.

Our entire team works hard to ensure the product line receives the best kudos possible and can only do so since we know the decision makers personally! We are delighted to call the VELUX USA President and Director of Product Design friends and former customers! These folks listen to our product improvement recommendations and honestly feel our struggles as business owners. They, like us, believe quality and great customer service are vital.

Our son aged-out of the small Red Ranger and moved onto a Red Ford F150 when more kids entered the picture, and the boats became bigger. In the end, staying true to the dedication of the product line. Regardless of the other skylight / Solatube makers in the world, one thing for sure, Sun4Light,Inc. Remains loyal to VELUX, USA.

Let the Sun Beautifully Brighten Your Home

Hello Spring! If you are like me, I am tired of the cloudy cool days. During the winter months, my house always feels kind of cool and gray. On wintery days, I just want to bundle-up and snuggle on the couch. I miss the sunshine!

Apparently, I am not alone! According to Healthline.com, natural light from the sun has profound health benefits. It can improve sleep and even ward off depression! In the skylight business, our customers reach out to us seeking remedies for brightening their homes every day! Our goals are to educate customers on the diverse options, determine the most cost-effective solution, and provide outstanding service.

As the area’s exclusive VELUX Dealer-Installer (Signature Specialist) the entire Sun4Light, Inc. team is trained in product performance and installation. We are the only privately owned General Contracting company serving eastern North Carolina partnered with VELUX to provide both residential and commercial sales/installation.

VELUX offers traditional skylights, roof windows, and tubular skylights or Sun Tunnels. Skylights and roof windows are commonly referred to as” windows on a roof.” Like traditional windows, skylights are sheets of glass encapsulated within a frame installed on the roof and connected to the interior via a light shaft. The VELUX line of skylights includes fixed, manually operating, and solar venting styles. Solar-powered blinds can be installed in all standard units allowing the entire project to qualify for a 30% solar tax credit. Roof windows can open in the middle or top with some units qualifying for egress. The following photos show examples of standard skylights and roof window applications.

Sun Tunnels or tubular skylights are a great affordable option for homeowners simply seeking to brighten their spaces or in areas where the ceiling to roof is exceedingly long. These units consist of a dome placed on the roof connected via reflective tubing to a ceiling diffuser. The VELUX 14-inch units are 3.9 times brighter than a 100-watt lightbulb and illuminate 325 square feet (about the area of a parking space) of living space. Smaller spaces like bathrooms and hallways can benefit from the 10-inch units because they illuminate 150 square feet (about half the area of a parking space). VELUX offers an optional solar nightlight for these units that allows the entire project to qualify for the 30% solar tax credit.

The following photos show typical examples of Sun Tunnel installations.

Stop sitting in a dark gloomy house and give us a call! We love what we do and enjoy helping customers beautifully brighten their homes! Give us a call today to learn more about VELUX products and obtain a rough estimate.

Team Sun4Light, Inc.

Let the Power of the Sun Naturally Brighten Your Home!

Is the lowest price always the best investment?

A friend recently told me about this great deal she got on a landscaping project at her home. The guy was super nice, quick, tidy, and completed the job for half the price of the other estimates.

He mowed her lawn, trimmed the trees, and replanted several beds of flowers. She was thrilled with his work and the price! Perplexed at the scope of work and price she paid; I reached out to him for a small project at my home. She was right, the price was outstanding! However, when I asked for a copy of his insurance, he wavered and told me he could not afford it.

Unbeknownst to my friend, allowing someone to work in/on your home without insurance could be disastrous.

What happens if the guy cutting limbs falls from the tree?

What if he accidentally cuts off his foot mowing the grass?

What happens if he is stung by a bee and needs medical attention?

What if, while he is taking the yard debris from your home to the dump, a limb falls from his truck and damages a passing car?

You, the homeowner, could get stuck paying the damages. By allowing someone to perform services without requiring worker’s compensation and liability insurance, the risk falls on your shoulders. Some homeowners’ insurance policies assist with payments but may not cover all damages.

Professional service providers and businesses do not skimp on insurance, they can’t. The risks are simply too great! Proper insurance is part of the cost of doing business, just like paying rent, gas, and sales tax.

While it can be awful tempting to hire the neighborhood kids to mow the grass or the day labor at Lowes to hang a ceiling fan; just think about how easily that $75 job could wind –up costing you a small fortune!

Require all independent workers and service companies to carry General Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurances! Copies of the COI should be included with their estimate and warranties!

Protect yourself and your investment!

Team Sun4Light!

Let a little sunshine brighten your day!