Can a burglar come through a Sun Tunnel?

In the 15 years I have sold Sun Tunnels, I have been asked this question more than once, so
it’s not new to me.

Lately, however, I’ve been a bit dismayed to read in some internet articles that climbing through a Sun Tunnel just might be possible. 

So, I’d like to take a moment to relay why homeowners should not be concerned that burglars will
access their homes via a Velux Sun Tunnel. 

In a nutshell:

1) Sun Tunnel domes are securely attached to the roof…removing one would take a power
tool.  They are extremely impact resistant.

 2) Even if that were accomplished, Sun Tunnel rigid tubes are either 10″ or 14″ in diameter, far too small for a person to enter.

3) Sun Tunnel flex tubes are 22″….however, being flexible, a person could not successfully
“slide” down inside.  The tube would collapse, leaving the person somewhere in the attic.

4)  Unless your burglar is starring on “World’s Dumbest Criminals” he/she would realize
that window or door entry would be the way to go.  After all, while entry through a Sun Tunnel
would be extremely difficult, consider the impossible logistics of using it as the exit !

I certainly hope that I did not insult your intelligence with this topic.  I am simply trying to
dispel a myth that I’ve been asked about and continue to read about online.

As always, I would be glad to discuss skylights with you!


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