Velux Roof Windows - What You Need to Know
Research has shown that most people spend about 90% of their day indoors. What better way to enhance the indoor experience than having cool Velux roof windows. They are not only beneficial in enhancing the interior environment, the natural light allowed in also has health benefits.
The Velux roof window is not to be confused with roof lights or skylights. Though the many search engine results lump them together, they have differences in terms of structure, functions, installation procedure and positioning in the house.
A Velux roof window is an outward opening window incorporated into the structure of the roof. A skylight tends to be stationary but the roof window can be opened and closed. Also, roof windows tend to be larger allowing a clear wide view of the overhead sky.
Velux roof windows are exclusively manufactured by the Velux Group. In addition to roof windows, Velux Group also specializes in skylights, decorative elements, roller shutters, blinds as well as installation solutions and thermal solar panel installations.
Velux roof windows can be installed on any roof, whether it is a flat or pitched roof. Because they come straight from the manufacturer, the windows can be customized to fit the specific requirement of your house and our Dublin roofing experts will ensure that all measurements are correct.
Importance of Having Velux Roof Windows
A house fitted with Velux roof windows looks cool and elegant. The natural environment brought right into the house makes you want to linger in the house longer. Aesthetics aside, Velux windows have tangible benefits to the house. These benefits include:
- Ushers direct sunlight into the house. Apart from boosting morale and enhancing mood, the bright natural light also supplies the home with more vitamin D.
- Good for ventilation. The abundant supply of fresh air enhances the comfort levels inside the house.
- Balances the energy levels in the house reducing your energy bills.
- Make the room appear bigger that it really is.
- Reduces eye strain.
- The natural light brings life into the house.
- Good lighting improves productivity.
Types of Velux Roof Windows
Velux Roof windows come in many designs to meet the different energy and light needs of a house dwellers. The common designs are:
Center pivot roof windows
These Velux windows open at the centre hinge and can rotate 180 degrees. They allow a free flow of fresh air and light and at the same time give a good visual impact. The design allows for the inclusion of internal and external accessories. The good rotation ability makes washing them easy and fast.
Top hung roof window
Works well for an attic conversion with the roof window easily accessible. It is easily operated by a handle at the bottom. The window offers full, open uninterrupted panoramic view of the skyline. Moreover, it creates extra headroom and allows maximum natural light in giving a feeling of being outside.
Flat roof kerb window
Good for a flat roof with a pitch of between 0 and 15 degrees. It is manufactured using plywood and insulated by polystyrene. This type of Velux roof window allows rainwater to drain away effortlessly and is easy to install. More than just bringing in light and fresh air, the windows improve the space.
Balcony roof window
This is creatively crafted to turn your roof into a balcony. The easy to operate window also brings in extra light and air and offers a panoramic view.
Roof terrace window
This is a great way to access the outside. It’s built on the lowest part of the roof with its upper section opening as a roof window. The terrace gives excellent views as well as allows fresh air and light into the house.
Installing Velux Roof Windows
While Velux roof windows are best installed during construction, they can be easily be incorporated on an already constructed house. After the slope of the roof has been ascertained and deemed fit, a roof window can be installed in a matter of hours. It’s easier if your Velux roof window is a standard size as you will get a prefabricated window and the only job will be to put it in place once that roof has been made ready.
If you need a Velux roof window installed in Dublin you’ll be happy to know that Roofing Experts is a five star Velux partner and our roofing contractors will sort you out. We supply and fix a wide range of roof windows. Call us today and let us bring light and fresh air into your home.
We are a 5-Star Installer Partner for Velux Roof Windows
At Roofingexperts we are a 5 star partner for Velux roof windows and lights and can supply and fit all ranges to suit your requirements. If you need to light up a room and add ventilation, these are the lights for you!