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Old 04-24-2011, 02:11 PM
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Used Solar Guys for 3 tubes and solar fan in our Patio Villa. Outstanding job and am very pleased with results.
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As an add-on to this thread, though a tad off-topic (apologies!!):

The resale we bought had a couple of solar tubes already installed - one was in the kitchen. The prior owners had the kitchen tube installed to take the place of a ceiling light that was there. They had a light bulb integrated into the solar tube that would be controlled by the wall switch that was already in place for the removed ceiling light. Gives the benefit of having both the solar tube for daytime light as well as a traditional 'switched' light bulb for other times. One less "thing" on your ceiling!

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Good to hear positive feedback regarding solar tubes. Hubbie wants to have a couple installed, guess I'll go along with it.
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Approximately how long does it take to get an an appointment with the Solar Guys?
We'll be down for a week in May, do I need to make an appointment now? It looks like we'll be back in June, but I'd like to take care of it in May.
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Approximately how long does it take to get an an appointment with the Solar Guys?
We'll be down for a week in May, do I need to make an appointment now? It looks like we'll be back in June, but I'd like to take care of it in May.
We ordered late March for installation April 11th, I think they were booked for about a week at that time. Give them a call or e-mail them they are very responsive, remember they need to get a building permit prior to the work.
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We were up at SS and saw the 2 solar tube vendors. I was going to go with Solar Guys but now wonder about Solar Lights as they have a longer (25 yr) warranty and seem to have a good reflective system. Has anyone used Solar Lights? Also thinking of an attic fan and again the warranty is longer. Thanks for any info.

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I went with Solar Guys. I have 5 solar tubes and 2 solar attic fans. Very neat, on time and a professional job. Have recomended them to several people and they're all satisfied as well.
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Yes, DB. I spoke to The Solar Guys today and I set up an appointment to have one installed. Also thinking of going the solar attic fans as well. Ship - an early reply said he used 2 solar tubes. Was hoping to get away with one. I was hoping to get away with $1500 for everything but it looks like I might need two fans and two solars crossing over the 2K line. OUCH...
Tom, it sounds like you are in Buttonwood fulltime. Our home in Buttonwood wil be ready mid June. We are also interested in getting attic fans. Let me know your thoughts. See you soon.
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Oh Chopper you are right! Lilac is frame version of Iris. I used Solar Guys and have been very happy with them. Put 3 in and an attic fan. Coming Friday to install another in kitchen. Solar Guys are very good!

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I called last Thurs. and they gave an estimate over the phone.
The tech is coming next Monday to look and make sure where
we're thinking about the 3 will be the right placement. So about
10 days. I don't know when the installation will be. They've already
ordered the building permit.
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We were up at SS and saw the 2 solar tube vendors. I was going to go with Solar Guys but now wonder about Solar Lights as they have a longer (25 yr) warranty and seem to have a good reflective system. Has anyone used Solar Lights? Also thinking of an attic fan and again the warranty is longer. Thanks for any info.

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I've used Solar Lights for 1 attic fan and 3 solar tubes. In addition they sold me a device that sits on my hot water heater and gives me instant hot water in my bathroom. I used to have to run the water for a while to get it hot. In any case I was happy with the work they did but don't know whether they are more expensive or less expensive than Solar Guys.

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I called last Thurs. and they gave an estimate over the phone.
The tech is coming next Monday to look and make sure where
we're thinking about the 3 will be the right placement. So about
10 days. I don't know when the installation will be. They've already
ordered the building permit.
The Solar Guys are coming May 3rd to do the solar fans and tubes. Not sure if I will need 1 or 2 tubes but I will make that decision after I see Skip's setup tomorrow.
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I went with Solar Guys. I have 5 solar tubes and 2 solar attic fans. Very neat, on time and a professional job. Have recomended them to several people and they're all satisfied as well.
Skip,

I would love to have a peek as well!

Thx,

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Oh Chopper you are right! Lilac is frame version of Iris. I used Solar Guys and have been very happy with them. Put 3 in and an attic fan. Coming Friday to install another in kitchen. Solar Guys are very good!

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Hi Becky. I am trying to save a few bucks. Can I get away with one attic fan in my Iris?
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I have a Wisteria and only needed one fan. But with an Iris I think you would need two fans. Call and ask them!

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