08 Apr What are Velux windows and are they a good choice?
At Roundhay Roofing, our services range from repairing flat, slate, and tiled roofs to upgrading your guttering, soffits, and fascia boards.
However, we can also help you utilise your loft space or bring additional light into your home by installing Velux windows.
But what are Velux windows and why are they a good choice?
About Velux windows
Velux is the world’s leading manufacturer of centre-pivot roof windows, which are the ideal solution for most lofts. As opposed to opening from the top or bottom, Velux windows are pivoted in the centre. This allows you to open slightly for a cool breeze or open completely for a balcony-like space.
Velux recommends its centre-pivot windows “if you have to, or wish to, place your window in a low position, for instance: in rooms with a low ceiling or where you’d like a better view of the surrounds below.”
The benefits of Velux windows
Seeing as the opening and closing of Velux windows is controlled by an innovative bar at the top, they can installed lower than an equivalent top-hung operated roof window. This can provide you with lots of natural light and a superb view while standing and when seated.
- Ease of use
Velux windows are easier to open and quicker to close than sliding or wooden alternatives thanks to the top control bar. What’s more, their straightforward operation and clever design means you can still have furniture located beneath too.
The problem with loft conversions is that they can get very hot during summer and very cold during winter. But in addition to maintaining a comfortable temperature all-year round, Velux’s ThermoTechnology provides superb insulation and an airtight seal.
- Energy efficient
The same ThermoTechnology that Velux uses to regulate temperature can also lower your energy bills. High performance materials in the window construction provide excellent energy efficiency.
- Fresh air
Velux windows feature a ventilation flap, which allows fresh filtered air to enter your loft without having to open the entire window. This is especially handy during bad weather, when you are away, and when you are sleeping.
Are they a good choice?
Velux windows are a simple and cost-effective way of utilising spare loft space or bringing additional light and ventilation to other areas of your home. Contact Roundhay Roofing and we can come to your home for a free Velux windows quotation.