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How to Choose the Perfect Roof Window for Your Home: A Customer’s Guide

Know the different types of roof windows available.

Many roof windows, such as top-hung, centre pivot, balcony and conservation windows, are available. Each of its installations differs from each other. The window installation process involves careful planning and safety measures, followed by selecting the appropriate window type and size.

Depending on the aesthetics of your home, some roof windows will be more suitable than others. Properties in conservation areas recognised as heritage buildings will need conservation roof windows in order to reflect the houses in the surrounding area. Some homeowners may find that non-opening rooflights are more suitable for their home, otherwise may decide a run of opening roof windows for sloped roofs is the best choice for the layout of their home. If you’re unsure about which kind of roof window or rooflight is best for you, we’ll happily speak to you to discuss your options. Enquire today and start your journey to finding the perfect roof window for your home!

Ventilation: Various pitch roof windows are available, designed to be operable, thus allowing for controlled ventilation. Opening roof windows helps improve indoor air quality by allowing fresh air to circulate and remove stale air, odours, and condensation.

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Consider the size and placement of the window in your roof.

What to consider when choosing the best pitched roof window for your home, think very carefully about how you will be using the space. This will help you work out the best way forward and can help establish the type of sloping roof window you need, and what you can expect to pay.

The right size of a roof window is incredibly important to the aesthetics and comfort of your home. In case of VELUX roof windows, it is also crucial to decide on the appropriate type of the opening. You can either go for the classic centre-pivot roof window or a larger top-hung roof window designed for easy to reach openings.

Look at the size and shape of the room where the roof window will go. A small room may need a larger roof window to make it feel bigger and bring in more light. In larger rooms, more or bigger roof windows may be best to help balance the space and give good light and airflow.

Choose the right materials and finishes for your roof window.

Before you start the installation process, you need to determine the right spot for your roof window. You want the window to provide maximum light and ventilation while also fitting in with the overall design of your roof. Once you’ve determined the right spot, you can move on to the next step. Alternativly, read our full guide on Installing VELUX Roof Windows.

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When it comes to pitched roof windows, you’ll also need to consider which kind of flashings you are going to buy. These weatherproof pieces of material help make your windows water-tight, stop damp and mould and are designed to be energy-efficient. Everything from your tiles to the pitch of your roof will affect the type of flashings you need.

Pine roof windows are a classic option and very stylish. VELUX pine frames are protected with triple coat clear lacquer to help preserve the timber and if you’re looking for something a little different, FAKRO roof windows use responsibly sourced Redwood pine with a lovely close grain. The pine is glued in layers and vacuum impregnated to make the window super durable.

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