Installation questions

  • What if you don't know anyone who can install the Solatube?

    Techcomlight, Solatube's distributor, employs experienced installation specialists that can complete the necessary installation works for you should you wish. A warranty is provided for all installation works carried out by Techcomlight. Alternatively, we can often provide you with the contact details for a Solatube installer in your area. Please contact us for more information.

  • Can Solatube daylight systems make turns?

    Yes, 0-90 degree adjustable angles are available for the Solatube Ø 25 cm, Ø 35 cm and Ø 53 cm systems.

  • Can the Solatube tubing be installed horizontally?

    Yes, the Solatube tubing can be used both horizontally and vertically.

  • Can Solatubes be installed through any roof?

    Solatube’s can be installed in almost all roof types. Through a flat or pitched roof, but also through, among other things, thatched roofs, corrugated iron roofs, composite panels, shed roofs and more. Solatube’s can also be installed through the façade (vertical wall) of a building or the ground for underground spaces such as basements or cellars.

  • How long does the installation of a Solatube take?

    An experienced installer will typically install a system in approximately 2 to 3 hours, in other cases it may take approximately 4 hours depending on the complexity of the application.

  • Can Solatubes also be installed in damp rooms?

    Thanks to Solatube's excellent thermal properties and proprietary system seals, it is possible to install Solatubes into damp rooms (such as bathrooms, showrooms, ensuites etc). A unique integral filter system helps to keep Solatubes free of condensation. If it is a damp room, we recommend the use of either the Classic Vusion or Classic Optiview ceiling diffuser.

  • Can a Solatube be installed in cold stores and freezers?

    Yes, the IceTube has been specially developed for conditions where there are large temperature differences between the inside (-30 ° C) and outside (+30 ° C). This means that daylight can be used in cold stores, ski halls and skating rinks, for example.

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