Velux Roof Windows have been around for a long time but their age hasn’t tarnished their reputation one bit. The reason behind their popularity is that they have been updating their product for quite a while.
There are many different types of Velux Roof Windows that are available such as top hung, centre pivot, conservation style, roof terrace, balcony and flat roof kirbed.
Common window sizes and flashings
Velux Pine Frame
The classic Velux Pine Frame has changed much over its existence. The current version comes with a triple coat of a clear varnish with protects it and offers better aesthetics overall.
Velux White uPVC
Ever since it was introduced, the Velux White uPVC has become very popular. Made using high quality moulded polyurethane with a timber core, the frame is ideal for regions there the moisture content in the air is quite high.
Many windows now come with a three stage ventilation bar. In the first stage the bar is flush with the windows and the window itself is locked. In the second stage, the bar is partially open and even though the window is locked, ventilation is possible and in the final stage the bar is open and the window is unlocked.
Velux Integra Roof Window
The Velux Integra range of roof windows are electrical and solar powered making them ideal for situations where the window cannot be reached. They are available in classic pine as well as uPVC and have sensors which automatically close when they detect rain. The wiring and the motors are hidden and are well out if sight.
Velux Flashing Kits
The main job of a flashing kit is to make a waterproof installation into a type of covering for the roof. One thing to keep in mind is that the flashing kit should fit the angle of the roof. Many people take note of the angle of the window but forget about the roof itself.
Velux Minimum Roof Pitch
Meant for installation of a roof window with a slate up to 8mm thick and the pitch of the roof is between 15° and 90°. It uses maintenance free aluminium frame.
Used for recessed installation into a slate that is up to 8mm thick and the roof pitch between 20° and 90°. There is a coupled version that is available as well.
This is only meant for a single roof window with a profiled or flat roofing material with a profile between 15mm and 25mm and where the pitch is between 20° to 90°.
It is meant for installation on a roof with a profiled or flat roofing material that is up to 120mm thick and has a pitch between 15° and 90°.
This is designed for installation of a roof with plain tiles and a maximum length of 340mm and pitch between 25° and 90°.
It is designed for a recessed installation of a window on flat or profiled roofing up to 90mm and pitch between 20° and 90°.