When it comes to deciding on the best roof windows for your property, there are several things to consider, including your budget. How much natural light would you like? Do you need to create more headroom? What about insulation? Are you happy to operate your roof windows manually or do you need remote control? Safety aspects might be another important consideration, especially if there are young children around. Here are some of the main options you can choose from and how to get further information and advice.

Dormer windows
A dormer is a vertical window that is set on a sloping roof and projects from it. The dormer has its own roof and provides extra space and headroom. Dormers are often used in loft conversions, or as a way of adding a partial extra storey to a bungalow. Dormer windows can vary considerably in both size and style. Dormers may be constructed with a flat roof, a single or twin pitched roof, triangular design, along with other options. The advantage is that they provide more space, though they can be more expensive than alternative solutions.

Velux Windows
The brand Velux is almost synonymous with roof windows, which is no surprise considering that the company has been supplying such windows for longer than 70 years. The brand Velux is also synonymous with quality and many of our customers insist on Velux over any other brand. Modern Velux windows always look great, and there are many options to choose from.

These include:

New generation
These modern designs let in up to 18% more daylight and provide ventilation even when the window is closed. They have extra insulation so they will save on your heating bills. They can even be controlled remotely and programmed. They are available in either recessed or standard designs and there are many alternative finishes.

Centre-pivot
These windows have a centre pivot that makes opening and closing easy. They are also easy to clean. They can be operated manually or with a remote control. Available in either wood or polyurethane, they look great and are also the most affordable in the range.

Top hung
These have a pivot at the top, so that when open you get a completely uninterrupted view. The glass also provides a roof over the opening. They are easy to operate and have pre-set opening angles.

Skylights
While Velux windows are a popular choice of skylight, they aren’t the only option. We can supply a wide range of alternative makes and designs ranging from flat roof skylights through to pyramid shaped skylights and light tunnels. There is no need to be tied down to any particular brand, so you can benefit from the wider range along with potential cost savings.