Has anyone ever fitted their own Velux roof window? and... can anyone
advise on how easy / difficult it was / is? And the processes involved?
I'm pretty good in all aspects of building work, but this is somethin' I'm a
bit wary of! Cheers all!
Keep an eye on the weather forecast for a dry day. then follow the
instructions in the box. Make sure you get the correct flashing kit. EDZ for
tiles and EDL for slate. Make sure the carcass frame is square. Use 4" or
100mm screws to for fastening timbers, not nail, screws are easier to undo.
Fitted two so far without any real problems,best of all the advice keith
gave which i would totally agree with is watch the weather forcast.If your
not a pro then forget this time of year.Leave it until maybe late spring
when you get a run of 3 good days just incase you run into problems (also
means you can take your time if its the first time and dont make mistakes
rushing before the rain starts!).Also get a friend to help with lifting and
adjusting as it can be a bit tricky.
I've fitted a couple - both on slate roofs, which I would think a tiny
bit more problematic than tiles. It is not that difficult, but I would
endorse everything said previously - especially about picking a couple
of dry days. Both of the ones I fitted I completed in a day - although
it was summer, and a longish day.
I did mine 5 or 6 years ago and the only tricky bit I remember was
fitting the window itself into the installed frame - as the previous
poster said, a bit of help at this stage would be safer. Also, refitting
the slates or tiles around the window after installation can be a bit
fiddly with the cutting required. If you are reasonably competent it
shouldn't be a problem - like you, I felt a bit apprehensive but it's
I have fitted one, it was all new to me, and I was very wary about cutting a
hole in the roof and removing 12 inches square concrete tiles. I agree with
all the previous replies regarding the weather, following the fitting
instructions and getting help to lift the window into the frame. There are
some basic instructions here:
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