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So you’ve decided to install a rooflight in your home, but have you considered how to fit it?

Preparation is key. One wrong move could prove costly so you should plan how to carry out the job before making a start. If you follow the instructions below, it should be relatively easy.

Who Should Install It?

There are two options when it comes to fitting your rooflight: you can hire a contractor to install it for you, or roll up your sleeves and get started.

If you decide to go with the latter, it’s essential to familiarise yourself with the process first. That way you can be confident with the job at hand and with the end result. Download our installation guides here.

However, unless you’re a trained builder or have years of DIY experience, we would recommend seeking the expertise of a contractor, even if it’s purely for consultation.

What Equipment Is Supplied?

This all depends on the manufacturer and style that you go for. However, if you choose to buy your rooflight from EOS, the following equipment will be supplied:

With an upstand

  • One upstand
  • One glass lid
  • Two security screws
  • Six standard screws
  • Four flashing

If you decide to hire a contractor, they should be able to supply the following equipment, but otherwise you need to invest in it:

  • Roof membrane
  • Four arris rails
  • Six to eight brackets
  • Two timber wedges – if your roof’s pitch is below 3º

Without an upstand

  • One glass lid
  • Two security screws
  • Six standard screws
  • Four flashing
  • Eight gaskets

You will also need:

  • Materials to construct an upstand
  • Roof membrane
  • Four arris rails
  • Six to eight brackets
  • Two timber wedges – if your roof’s pitch is below 3º

Tools Needed

Stanley knife, level and elctric drillYour rooflight will come with all the necessary materials but not the tools required for installation. If you don’t already have the following tools, we would recommend hiring or investing in them.

  • Power drill
  • Stanley knife
  • Spirit level

If in any doubt as to the right tool to go for, seek the assistance of your supplier or local hardware store.

Installation

Before installing your rooflight, ensure that the areas surrounding it are clean and clear of debris. Any roof joists and decking should be secured fastened down and you need to check that you have enough manpower to safely lift and install your rooflight.

Step 1
Remove all of the packaging and check that you have all the parts required. Then place the lid on a flat surface to avoid damage. If your rooflight has an upstand, be sure to put this out of the way of the lid to reduce the risk of breakage.

Step 2
Place the upstand over the opening in your roof. Check that the pitch of the upstand is between 3 and 15 degrees using a spirit level. If it is any less than 3 degrees, water will simply sit on the glass.

Step 3
Fit the upstand using the brackets provided and secure it using the arris rails.

Step 4
Now you need to weatherproof the upstand using the membrane. Once this is completed you will need to fit the flashings to the upstand.

Step 5
Place the rooflight lid over the upstand to check that it will fit securely. Then secure the lid using the safety screws provided. Next, use the remaining screws to securely fit the unit in place.

And there you go; it’s as easy as that. Remember that if you get stuck at any point you should contact your supplier or contractor for advice and assistance.

Get Started

Ready to pick out your rooflights and transform your home? Contact EOS Rooflights today for more information on our extensive range of easy-to-fit rooflights.

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120 Reviews

Anonymous

Very nice product, competitive prices and very professional communication. Having researched many similar products, I am very happy to have chosen EOS!

Posted 1 day ago

Peter Kent

From the outset I received excellent service. I enquired about fixed, opening and bespoke roof lights , both Elliot and Chris provided all the information I required. The order was placed and the deliveries were made on time. Following delivery I raised a couple of installation queries and received a speedy response. Very happy with rooflights, and Eos

Posted 3 days ago

Anonymous

Excellent product & service

Posted 3 days ago

Simon Grayson

Great company to use - very helpful with pre-order enquiries, and we’re very accommodating when organising delivery dates and details. I would be happy to recommend EoS.

Posted 2 months ago

Nuno Bernardes

Very easy transaction, great product and delivery service was fantastic. Only constructive feedback I can give is to better highlight the weight of the product and that can/will cause issues with delivery and installation. Luckily we had 6 builders on site who between them managed to move the £140kg roof light but what that meant is that we had to pay extra to re-enforce the roof with different beams

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very good product and also very good customer support I received from Elliot at EOS. I highly recommend it.

Posted 2 months ago

Pat Barry

Very easy to deal with and delivered on-time.

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

We were very happy with how efficiently the work was carried out.

Posted 3 months ago

Moni Liu

"Bought 2 flat glass skylights from you, You're all very helpful on the phone answering all my questions.\r\nThe skylights fit brilliantly and they are very sturdy!\r\nOur builders were surprised with their quality. \r\nPrices are very good too!\r\nThank you!"

Posted 3 months ago

Simon White-Miller

Service was good and delivery prompt and actually arrived the day they said it would

Posted 3 months ago

James Fraser

We have been dealing with EOS for over a year now and its always a pleasure. The team are always very quick to answer any questions and the information given is always accurate and really helpful. Quotes are always set out clearly and easy to understand which helps us greatly. The products always arrive well packaged and when there has been any issues at all they have been solved quickly and brilliantly. The products they produce are excellent with a customer service to match that! look forward to doing more business with EOS in the future! Thank you.

Posted 3 months ago

Altan Riccardo

Customer Service is great! Roof lights are great! Reasonably Priced!

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Chris was a great help in selecting my roof lights. Quick delivery for 3 stock roof lights and the builders had them installed without a problem. The one opening roof light has not been connected so I wait to see how it works after our extension is complete.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

They look fab and the customer service was great

Posted 3 months ago

Richard Coates

Very pleasant to deal with - no waiting around for someone to answer the phone - delivery process on time , so all good.

Posted 3 months ago

Ollie Chance

Order placed - Drawings received for approval - Items delivered. Quick and friendly service delivered on time and fitted without hassle. Highly recommend

Posted 5 months ago

David Whatley

Very professional and straightforward - one of the few things on our project that went according to plan and in the time frame given to us!

Posted 5 months ago

Matthew Waldren

Our rooflights from EOS look stunning and 'make' our room. Our extension is flooded with light. The electric one functions really well. We couldn't fault the service from EOS. They were so helpful, especially as we needed a bespoke size rooflight. I did a lot of research into which rooflights to buy and EOS were the most cost-effective by far, and theirs is a quality product. Thanks to the entire team at EOS. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Posted 5 months ago

Mr Walker

Great quality, looked great on top of my fibreglass flat roof.

Posted 5 months ago

Laurence Nagel

Delivered on time with in the right budget and I never have to go back to them once fitted. A superb product ...

Posted 5 months ago

Sheila Roed

Ordered online for delivery within 2 days. Not yet fully installed, but looks really nice. Contacted the office and got efficient help from Elliot

Posted 5 months ago