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Question DetailsAsked on 7/30/2014

how much should a solar tube install cost

have attic space for a solar tube over my kitchen sink, what should I expect to pay

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Wow - you had me really thinking on this one - finally I googled a bit and found out the term Solar Tube is used in two contexts - solar water heating tubes (mounted on roof) which is what I initially thought you were talking about but could not figure out how attic space had anything to do with that; but also used by some people for tubular skylights aka light tunnels - which I presume is what you meant.


Assuming clear shot from roof to where you want to put it in (no unavoidable interferences with rafters or trusses, ducts, electrical etc) these will typically run about $500-700 installed - though can be up to $1000+ for fancier ones or very long ones to reach down into center of house from near the roof peak.


If you live in an area where attic gets below about 55 degrees, pay attention to need for an insulated one (or add-on insulation) to avoid condensation in the tube.


Also pay attention to whether you want a straight-tube or can accept a bent tube installation (which reduces effectvie light) - also if you want a curved raised light-collection lens or not (which increases the amount of light it collects).

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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