Posted by Dylan Vander Velde on December 6, 2019

Shining a Light on SkyMax


Did you know that VELUX offers large span skylights for residential and commercial applications?


It's true! Since VELUX acquired Wasco Skylights, we're able to offer the SkyMax, a one-of-a-kind, large span unit skylight.


All About SkyMax

Doubling the square footage of standard flat glass skylights, SkyMax is able to span up to 32 square feet (or 10 feet at its longest dimension) for dramatic sky views without losing thermal energy.


SkyMax also incorporates a unique condensation channel to prevent leaking while eliminating the need for weep holes. So even with an expanse that big, you can guarantee to your customers that SkyMax will not leak.


For large, single light spans, SkyMax's vinyl frame is structurally reinforced with aluminum. It features a standard baked enamel finish in Quaker Bronze, but nine additional designer colors (including copper cladding) are available.


And despite its size, SkyMax doesn't protrude very far off the roof. Just check out how it was used in the 2019 This Old House Idea House to see:




Maximizing Sky Views and Borrowed Light in a Stairwell from VELUX USA on Vimeo.


So, if you've got space in your designs for a large-scale skylight, SkyMax is the way to go! Find the specs, BIM models, and installation instructions right here on