Velux. Designed to allow maximum daylight and ventilation, the GDL Cabrio balcony roof window features innovative dual-sash operation. The top sash opens for maximum ventilation while the bottom sash opens outward, providing access to the outdoors. The windows have floor-to-ceiling ComfortPlus Low-E2 laminated glass. The windows' design makes them ideal for attics and above-garage bonus rooms, says the maker. 800.283.2831.

Pella. The skylight offers a number of options, including a wall-mounted keypad, fabric-pleated shades, and a choice of two motorized systems. The standard model has a wood interior, aluminum exterior, and a rust-free fiberglass insect screen. Available in 10 standard sizes in fixed and venting units. 888.847.3552.

ODL. Certified to meet Miami-Dade County requirements, the Severe Weather Tubular Skylight features a polycarbonate dome and seamless aluminum flashing. It comes with a preassembled diffuser and has a ceiling ring that requires no screws for installation. All gaskets come preassembled. 800.253.3900.

Wasco. The hurricane-resistant, laminated glass used in the Architectural Series Sky Windows shields against wind-borne debris, impact, and forced entry, says the maker. The glass is made with heat-strengthened low-E lites bonded with one or more layers of PET film and polyvinyl butyral resin sheeting and is also available on the company's E-Class and G-Series skylights. 800.388.0293.