Roof Windows
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Roof Windows by Velux

What’s the most underutilized part of your home? If you’re like most people, you probably answered “the roof.”

VELUX hopes to change this with roof windows and sun tunnels that help you see your home in a whole new way. There are quite a few benefits to installing roof windows, and VELUX offers many options.

Roof Window Benefits

Roof windows are a great addition to any home, especially for loft conversions and attics. Here are just a few of the many benefits of installing these windows in your home.

More Natural Light and Ventilation

One of the most apparent benefits of roof windows is increased natural light. If the windows are operable (they don’t have to be), they can also improve the ventilation in the space.

If you have a converted loft or finished attic space, you know just how stuffy it can get in these places. Heat rises, and in the summer, it can be brutal to spend time in a home’s attic. Roof windows help resolve this issue by allowing fresh air into the space.

Allowing in more natural light also reduces the need for artificial lighting that increases your energy bills. Sun tunnels can also help add natural light to spaces in unconventional ways. During the day, they can eliminate the need for artificial lighting in spaces like laundry rooms or kitchens.

Instant Roof Balcony

Some roof windows are designed to not only allow fresh air in, but also to give you headroom panoramic views. These windows open outwards on their top hinges, allowing you to access the outdoors and bring the beauty of the outdoors indoors.

Increased Home Value

Installing roof windows or a sun tunnel can increase the value of your home because they improve the living space.

VELUX Roof Windows

VELUX offers a variety of options for roof windows and sun tunnels, allowing you to reap the benefits listed above.

Roof Window Options

VELUX’s line of roof windows includes:

Top-Hinged Window

Top-Hinged © Velux

Top-hinged windows are easy to operate, even when placed in hard-to-reach areas. Thanks to its control bar, you can install these windows at a lower level than bottom-operated windows. With the ability to place the window at a lower angle, you can enjoy views of the outdoors while standing or sitting.

Here’s what you need to know about these windows:

  • They’re suitable for roof pitches of 15° to 55°
  • They have a bottom handle for easy operation
  • They come in a variety of sizes, from 21 5/8 x 38 1/2 to 52 3/4 x 55 1/16

For rooms with low ceilings or if you want to get a better view of the world below, VELUX’s top-hinged window is a great option.

Center-Pivot Window

Center Pivot © Velux

A center-pivot window also allows for easy operation thanks to its top control bar. This allows you to install the window at a lower position than normal. But unlike top-hinged windows, this one pivots from the center, allowing fresh air into the space from the top and bottom of the window.

Here’s what you need to know about VELUX’s center-pivot roof windows:

  • They’re suitable for roof pitches of 15° to 90° 
  • They have a bottom handle for easy operation
  • They come in a variety of sizes, from 21 5/8 x 38 1/2 to 52 3/4 x 55 1/16

Roof Access Window

Roof Access © Velux

A roof access window improves ventilation and natural lighting while also giving you easy access to your roof for repairs. These windows are large enough to step through. Just pull the top control bar once to open the ventilation flap and gain access to your home’s roof.

Here’s what you need to know about these windows:

  • They’re suitable for roof pitches of 15° to 85°  
  • Some models swing open to 90° to satisfy requirements for emergency escapes
  • They come in a variety of sizes, from 21 5/8 x 46 3/8 to 26 x 46 3/8

CABRIO Balcony / Roof Window

Cabrio Balcony © Velux

The VELUX CABRIO Balcony takes roof windows to a new level by giving you space to enjoy the outdoors. It’s roof window and balcony combined, and best of all, once it’s closed, the window sits flush with the roof.

The innovative design of this roof window really adds value to a home and also allows you to enjoy panoramic views of the outdoors from a private space.

The top half of the window opens like a traditional roof window. The bottom half pushes outward, giving you space to step out and see the world around you.

These windows are suitable for pitches of 35°- 53°. There are options for smaller spaces, too, so virtually anyone can enjoy having an instant roof balcony.
Velux also offers the best in class sun tunnel skylights.

VELUX ThermoTechnology

VELUX roof windows feature the company’s ThermoTechnology. VELUX ThermoTechnology uses high-performance materials to provide superior:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Airtight seals
  • Insulation

Windows built with ThermoTechnology help keep rooms more comfortable while reducing your energy bills.

VELUX roof windows help you make the most of your home’s space by allowing in more natural light and ventilation. If you’re converting a loft or attic space, windows will add tremendous value to your property while making the room more comfortable. Even if you don’t have a loft or finished attic, you can take advantage of VELUX’s products to add more natural light to your home.

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