Do you need a Price?

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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201 Reviews

Anonymous

Friendly, helpful and informative customer service. Good product and quick delivery.

Posted 3 days ago

Kairen

Beautifully designed, high spec, and look fantastic. Simple website and helpful service from guys at EOS. Prompt delivery. This is a quality product.

Posted 3 days ago

Lee

Morning big thanks to Chris and his team, very helpful their product is by far the best complete roof light system out there. I highly recommend this company will be using them again, ps also very easy to install Kind regards Lee

Posted 3 days ago

Sarah

They were extremely efficient and most of all knowledgable about their products - they offered detailed information and were extremely patient with all my questions. They managed to ship the product very quickly and it arrived to us the same week. Very happy with EOS. The product itself is great!

Posted 3 days ago

Clifford Nicholson

Very efficient and easy to deal with.

Posted 4 days ago

Tim Lancaster

The roof light that I ordered arrived on time and appears to be very well made. The instructions were clear and my builder had no problems installing it, other than in getting it onto the roof as it is very heavy. The roof light looks good and I am glad that I was able to buy one with such a good U value as I wanted the light without the loss of heat.

Posted 1 week ago

Mark Harris

Great service, nothing is a hassle and super helpful

Posted 1 week ago

Carl Smith

Prompt delivery, excellent quality and easy to install, a great product.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

EoS and their staff were very helpful in design and specification for a large skylight. They gave top quality support in the runnup to installation and were very accommodating in helping to source correct vehicle to crane in said (very heavy) skylight.

Posted 1 week ago

Kay

I'm delighted with my EOS roof lights. I had to choose roof lights that were slightly smaller than I wanted, due to design constraints, but the amount of light provided is wonderful and unexpected. The whole kitchen is lit up, even when the curtains are closed across our french doors. Many thanks EOS, A happy customers.

Posted 1 week ago

Timothy Rickford

Very happy with the service from EOS staff and quality of the product. Would definitely use again.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Great after sales support and service from knowledgeable staff. Also a really good quality product.

Posted 1 week ago

Anonymous

Excellent service! The windows are gorgeous and their staff are always so available and happy to answer questions on short notice, and I had a lot!

Posted 1 week ago

Sarah Willett

Really helpful on specifying size and advice on installing.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Really nice company - fast, efficient and pleasant in all my dealings with them. There was a delivery error and they worked hard to find a solution as quickly as possible and did everything they said they would. Really impressed all round - when you are having an extension on your house, you end up dealing with lots of suppliers. I wish they were all as good as EOS.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Rebecca Phillips

Eos gave us a really good service, good communication throughout, most importantly the roof lights are amazing - really good quality and look great

Posted 4 weeks ago

Luke Carroll

Ease of installation and provided a huge amount of light to our extension. We chose the electric opening option which is fantastic for ventilation.

Posted 1 month ago

Rebecca Phillips

Very good service but most importantly excellent quality roof lights, very pleased thank you

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

They delivered what I wanted!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Good service and communication, competitive prices. Very helpful and understanding.

Posted 1 month ago

Colin Nelson

Great product, helpful customer service staff who answered any question I had.

Posted 1 month ago