In order to get it right in the aspect of selecting the right VELUX roof window, you need to incorporate it from the early stages of construction of the house, while considering; the needs of the user, and the current building regulations. In general, a standard VELUX roof window can meet the primary needs of its user, however, going out the regular style, and selecting a different windnow type in addition with matching accessories can add more ‘color’ to your window, and enhance its functions.
Planning must include the following aspects:
The size of the windows is dependent on the length of the space between the rafters. If you don’t intend to take the route of cutting them, and leverage on trimmers. So, you need to be certain of the position and size of the roof windows, whether they align with the current roofing construction, or if there is a need to cut the rafters for them to fit.
A critical aspect to consider in the selection of windows and flashings is the roof pitch. VELUX products would perform optimally in roof pitches ranging from 15° to 90°. But, they are irregularities, so be sure that the products that you select can function in the roof pitch in which it is to be used in. Again, the variation of flashing depends on the type of roofing material that is used in the construction. This is done to ensure a waterweight installation.
In an event of an underfelt in the roof construction, the underfelt and the window frame must be firmly connected to guard against driving rain and snow. Underfelts can be efficiently managed with VELUX underfelt collar BFX.
After the installation of the windows, it is important to insulate the frame to allow fpr continuity of the insulation level in the roof. The simplest and most efficient way to do this is by using VELUX installation set BDX.
An important point to note is the connection of the vapour barrier in the roof to the window. VELUX vapour barrier collar BBX is the simplest and most efficient way to get this done. There must be a connection between the window frame and the interior ceiling finish, whether it’s done with identical materials, or with the use of a VELUX lining.
Considering the level of humidity, which is relatively high in certain areas like the room; this type of windows are specifically for this case. The best solution for this situation is th the VELUX polyurethane windows. At VELUX, we advise that users properly insulate glass units with laminated glass on the inside, this is especially advocated for roof windows that are positioned high above where people sleep, play or work. In an event of breakage, safety is assured, because the lamination binds the fragments together.
In a case where you stand in need of an additional protection from the heat that emanates from the sun, VELUX has you covered. From insulating glass units, internal and external blinds to awnings and shutters which are built to minimize heat are available.
Whether you sit or stand, you can get the best of views. Remember that the best windows size is fully dependent on the roof pitch. With the use of a centre-pivot, you can easily place furniture right below the window, without inhibiting window movement.
The top-hung window design makes it incredibly easier to catch a glimpse of the entire surroundings whilst looking through the window. This feature brings a feeling a of additional space with it, because of the easy access it provides with that extra headroom. Besides the luxury of looking left and right through thhese type of windows, they are also very useful in urgent situations that require emergency escape/access.
In case the window is situated beyond your reach, consider putting an electrical or solar outfit in place through which you can easily control the motor to open or close the window, and also control the interior and exterior sunscreening products with the aid of a remote control.