Here at Haldane Fisher we are proud suppliers of Velux roof windows. They are a great addition to any home and are perfect for letting in some extra light to rooms with slanted roofing where you thought a window was not an option. Before purchasing Velux roofing, there are 3 key considerations we ask you to consider first as we want you to get the most from your new roof window.

The first thing to consider before purchasing a Velux roof window, is how do you wish for the window to open? There are a couple of different options when it comes to Velux windows and it is important to consider which option is easiest for you in your daily life. Is the window going to be placed very high up and hard to reach? If so, the Velux Integra may be the option for you. This Velux roof window is motorised and controlled with simply the flick of a switch. The wall switch is installed when your roof window is installed and can be powered by either your electricity or if you have them, solar panels. The Velux Integra is perfect if your window is going to be out of reach. It also comes with additional handy features such as rain sensors which close your window for you if it starts to rain.

Alternatively, if you will be able to easily reach your window and you want to be able to open and close it manually, the top hung or centre pivot Velux windows will be great options for you. The centre pivot bar is able to be opened and closed with a top control bar and pivots from the centre of the frame. A centre pivot window is great to keep clean as the central pivoting means both sides of the glass are easily accessed. The top control bar also means that this window can be used if it is placed out of reach as a Velux telescopic window pole can be stretched up and used to pull or push open the window. Top hung windows on the other hand are great for if the window is going to be placed at eye level. Not only can this style of Velux window by used to look out through and enjoy great views, but it can also double as an escape route for your family.

Here at Haldane Fisher, we understand that every home is different and unique. That is why we provide Velux roof windows in a range of finishes, allowing you to pick the style that will blend to your home. Once you have decided on the type of Velux roof window you want, your second consideration should be the finish you require. You can choose from white polyurethane which shows no visible joints and maintains a bright white finish with minimal maintenance required. You could also opt for a pine finish which will look suitable in more traditional interiors. Or, you can choose a painted finish to match the existing colour of your room. No matter what your style, we are sure we can help match your new Velux roof window.

The third and final consideration when choosing your Velux roof window is what glazing do you require. Laminated safety glazing comes as standard with Velux roof windows, however choosing additional glazing options has the possibility to add value to your home and enhance it in many ways. For example, you can choose 60 pane glazing that will greatly reduce noise in your room such as outdoor traffic, and even the sound of rain or hail falling on the window. An even thicker and stronger option is 70 pane, which will allow not only maximum safety but maximum energy saving as you’ll find less heat escaping and your energy bills will go down.

If you need require any further help deciding if a Velux roof window is suitable for your home, or which type of Velux window will work best for you and your family, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Here at Haldane Fisher, our experts will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and advise you on our products.