by admin on May 3, 2012
Fitting Velux roof windows can enhance the value of a property by providing more space, contribute to energy efficiency, do not need planning permission and fit flush with the roof for best effect. Velux windows are very popular and are an established brand. New models of Velux windows can be electric and solar powered, are available in pine or white polyurethane and give added luxury to the room below. Velux windows are all made from high quality materials which are durable and require little maintenance. Velux windows are ideal in conservation areas where dormer windows or other roof types are not acceptable.
If you are replacing your roof, ask your roofer to explain the advantages of Velux windows. There are many options for opening the windows. They can be hung from the centre point, hung from the top or, if the roof cannot be reached, have an electric motor which is operated by remote control to open and close the window. There are also options with built in rain sensors so that electric windows close automatically. There are even balcony options where the bottom of the Velux window combined with a top hung window can provide a temporary balcony when the window is opened. When it is closed, the window lies flat on the roof.
Fitting a Velux window can improve ventilation as well as the level of light in the room. If you live in a remote area where there is little or no light interference, Velux windows can provide great views of the night skies. Blinds can be integrated into the Velux window if you want to reduce the amount of light entering the room or make it cosier in the evenings. These can be manual or electric depending on your preference and whether you are able to reach the blinds by hand.
Velux windows can be fitted into pitched roofs without changing the profile of the building, and can also be easily installed in flat roofs by Birmingham roofers. In either case, careful consideration should be given to the seals and they should be water tight and waterproof. If you are building an extension with a flat roof, a Velux window is a good option, especially in built up areas where the neighbouring property is very close and windows in the walls may not be appropriate.
Whether you live in a large house or a penthouse apartment, fitting Velux windows will increase the energy efficiency and reduce electricity bills. If you are replacing a roof, consider a Velux window. You will not need planning permission as the profile of the roof is not being changed. As your roofer will tell you, the flexibility and range of options make Velux windows a good choice when installing a new roof or replacing an old one. They can give an air of luxury to the darkest of rooms, and give you extra space while providing a light and airy environment which is energy efficient. Ease of installation of Velux windows add to the many benefits of the brand which has been on the market for over 60 years.