Expert Solar Tube Installation for Homeowners in Boise, ID, and the Treasure Valley Area
Solar tubes can brighten up dark interior spaces with an abundance of natural light—and they are less expensive than skylights! At Clearwater Home Services, we install high-quality solar tubes manufactured by EGT, a trusted local solar solutions company. Homeowners in Boise, Idaho, and the Treasure Valley area have long trusted us to provide top-of-the-line products, friendly customer service, and expert installation.
How Do Solar Tubes Work?
Solar tubes are sometimes also called sun tunnels, daylight pipes, or light tubes. They are designed to channel as much light as possible into your home through a flexible or rigid one-to-two-foot-diameter tube that’s lined with continuous mirrors. On the surface of your roof, the opening is typically protected by either a dome or a flat sheet made of clear, weather-resistant acrylic. At the other end of the solar tube, a diffuser on your ceiling softens and distributes the reflected light to illuminate the entire interior space.
While solar tubes do not provide the expansive views that you get with skylights, they offer a host of other benefits. They are:
- Affordable – Solar tubes cost substantially less than skylights, especially if you have a large attic space.
- Simple to install – Solar tubes have smaller footprints than skylights, which makes it easy to install them between rafters without making extensive changes to the structural support of your roof.
- Environmentally friendly – Not only do solar tubes provide free, renewable light during the day, but they allow less heat transfer than skylights which can help keep your heating and cooling costs manageable.
- Low maintenance – Unlike with a skylight, there’s virtually no need to get up on your roof and clean off your solar tube’s exterior face, especially if it has a domed cover.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about our EGT solar tube options, contact Clearwater Home Services today. We’d be happy to schedule a consultation at your Boise, ID, home.Contact Us