Roof windows otherwise known as skylights and roof lights are a fantastic way to bring more natural light into your home. We supply a broad range of roof window styles from leading manufacturers to make sure you can find the perfect window to su...
Roof windows otherwise known as skylights and roof lights are a fantastic way to bring more natural light into your home. We supply a broad range of roof window styles from leading manufacturers to make sure you can find the perfect window to suit your style and budget. This includes both pitched roof windows and flat roof windows, as well as sun tunnels and roof lanterns.
At the heart of our roof windows range are those crafted for pitched roofs. Both VELUX roof windows and FAKRO roof windows are suitable for roofs with pitches as low as 15° with centre pivot, top hung, raised axis, balcony and conservation window options.
If you’re looking for a window to suit a flat roof, we stock a wide selection from manufacturers such as Whitesales and Mardome. As well as sun tunnels and roof lanterns, you will also find domed and flat glass roof windows. Our flat roof windows are also available in various glazing options and either vented or unvented.
If you’re looking for roof windows delivered quickly right across the UK at a great price, you’re sure to find what you need here at Roofing Megastore. Expert craftsmanship is at the heart of each of our roof windows and they are sure to prove beautiful, durable and bring plenty of natural light into your home.
Types of Roof Window
There are three main types of roof windows on the market today: manual, electric and solar. Each of these options is suited to different needs and areas of the home.
Manual Roof Windows
The classic option that’s affordable still boasts superb performance. Manual roof windows are perfect to keep the costs of your project down.
These windows are ideal for locations in your home that you can reach easily so you don’t have to expend too much effort opening and closing them. We have manual roof windows suitable for both pitched and flat roofs, available from a wide range of top brands.
Electric Roof Windows
Electric roof windows are ideal for installation in hard-to-reach areas such as high ceilings or walls. If you’d normally be fetching the step ladder whenever you’d like a breath of fresh air, electric windows are just the thing for you.
These roof windows are operated using a remote control, and are even designed to close automatically if they detect rainfall. You also have the option to program your electric roof windows to open and close at certain times of the day or depending upon ambient temperature.
Solar Powered Roof Windows
Solar powered windows are the perfect eco-friendly option for homeowners who are conscious of their home’s carbon footprint. They come with all the convenience of electric roof windows but with the added bonus that they don’t require any wiring or external power source. Since they’re powered by sunlight, not only will you be saving the planet but you’ll also be saving on your electricity bills!
Roof Window Styles
There are many unique styles of roof window available in the UK today. They each suit different purposes and tastes, from classic centre pivot windows to remarkable balcony windows.
Centre Pivot Roof Windows
Centre pivot roof windows are hugely popular, particularly in loft conversions and extensions. They’re a classic roof window design for roofs with pitches between 15° and 90°. All our centre pivot roof windows can be rotated up to 180° to allow for easy cleaning from the inside.
What’s more, they’re all available in a range of glazing options to suit you, along with a choice of finishes. As well as being stylish and convenient, centre pivot windows boast superb ventilation, energy efficiency and noise reduction.
Top Hung Roof Windows
Top hung roof windows offer homeowners panoramic views as well as unbeaten ventilation. They can be opened fully to maximise the amount of light and fresh air let into your property.
Top hung windows are particularly suited to loft conversions or other rooms that would benefit greatly from maximum perspective. Our top hung range is also available in a selection of stylish finishes and glazing options from triple glazing, to noise reduction or security.
Conservation windows are designed for homeowners living in protected areas or buildings whose windows need to blend seamlessly into traditional architecture.
Thanks to our range of conservation roof windows from leading manufacturers like FAKRO or VELUX, this needn’t be an issue. We have a selection in a broad range of styles with accompanying flashings to suit even the most rigorous planning requirements.
Balcony windows are a truly remarkable innovation. Indistinguishable from an ordinary top-hung roof window when closed, they open to reveal a small balcony for homeowners to enjoy which can be shut seamlessly beneath the roofline.
What is more, since your balcony window will remain hidden for most of the year, far less cleaning is needed since no dirt can accumulate. Simply rotate the top-hung roof window 180° to clean safely and easily from the inside.
Roof Window Flashings, Blinds and Accessories
As well as offering an excellent range of roof windows in a variety of operation methods and styles to suit you, we also provide the full range of flashings, window blinds and other window accessories necessary for you to complete your project.
Have More Questions About Roof Windows?
Whatever your question, our award-winning team is here to help! Simply use the online live chat or call 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. We’ll help you choose the ideal roof window for your home and will ensure you have everything you need to complete your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do Roof Windows Cost?
Windows vary in price with the overall price being largely dependent upon the exact configuration. The most cost-effective pitched roof windows are typically made by FAKRO and start at approximately £214. Mardome typically offers the most cost-effective flat roof windows with prices starting at £88. Although, some windows can be priced as high as approximately £2,742.
Do I Need a Flashing with My Window?
You will typically require a purposely designed flashing when installing your roof window. This flashing ensures that warm air is not able to escape and that no water ingress occurs. The flashing required is dependent upon your window and the roofing material it is being fitted alongside (i.e. tiles, sheets or membrane).
Remember to use the flashing purposely designed for your window to ensure its compatibility. Failure to use the manufacturer's flashing could also void any guarantees provided.
Do You Need Planning Permission for a Roof Window in the UK?
You do not typically require planning permission to install a window in the UK. However, this is dependent upon your property and area. For example, in some areas you may require planning permission if a window protrudes more than 150mm or is openable under 1.7m above the floor. You may also find that planning permission is necessary if your property is of historical significance.
We recommend contacting your local authority to confirm whether planning permission is required. They will be able to confirm this and help you begin your application.
Can Anybody Install a Window?
Whilst most windows can be installed entirely from the inside, you will require assistance to install them safely. It is also recommended that you consult a qualified professional, as additional structural support and specialist equipment may be required in some circumstances.
FAKRO, Mardome and VELUX roof windows each come with installation guides. These provide a step-by-step guide to safely fitting your new roof window, whether it is being fitted onto a pitch or flat roof.