VELUX WINDOWS / SKYLIGHTS FITTED / REPAIRED
We supply, fit and repair Velux and other roof windows like Ubbink. We offer expert professional leak free install… Guaranteed.
Below: A correct fitment of a Velux window to a tiled roof by Bentley roofing.
There are many different types of roof windows, each with there own fitting style and flashing system. It’s amazing how easy these are to install incorrectly. Many times we have been called out to fix other so called professionals work. If you are thinking of having a Roof window fitted please read the tips below and make sure the installer is capable.
Here are a few common mistakes people make
Incorrect placement of window, i.e. too close to roof support timbers, apex of roof or obstructing roof valley area. This makes the window hard to fit and can impede the water exiting the roof correctly, usually resulting in a leak.
Removal of structural timbers that supply strength to the roof construction, thus weakening the roof and creating sags. This is obviously a very bad thing and can be expensive to repair afterwards.
Incorrect flashing kit that’s not suitable for roof covering. This results in leaks that can be slow to show themselves and leads to an ugly install.
Wrong fitment of flashing kit and incorrect cutting of slates or tiles. Again leaks that are slow to show themselves and can lead to birds and insects getting in.
Wrong height of initial Velux frame install, making the finished window bulge out of the roof or appear sunken. Ascetically ugly to look at, not nice if you’re paying good money.
Finally it’s important to read the instructions every time, It doesn’t matter how many of these windows you fit, we’ve found manufacturers constantly update and improve there products. You can’t just rely on memory.
Above are examples of two common problems, here were leaks caused by the lack of foresight by the window fitter. The Velux had been fitted without enough planning on how the window would impact on the tile courses and spacement. Silicone had then been pumped into the gaps which of course started to leak later.
This was fixed by ourselves by inserting missing lead and re-cutting the tiles.
If you already have any of these problems, don’t worry give us a call, we can repair most problems without too much expense.
Once installed, even a small roof window can supply great natural light.We always give an honest evaluation of any work that may be needed to your roof.