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How Easily Can I Fit A Rooflight?

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

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:

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 ( if requested)
  • One glass lid
  • Two security screws
  • Six standard screws
  • Four flashings

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
    EOS97 open with aluminum cladding for builders upstand

    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

    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. Don’t forget to visit download our installation guides here

     

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    315 Reviews

    Anonymous

    Easy to deal with, the pricing was great and delivery of 5 skylights was quick and stress free. One small problem was quickly resolved, great company.

    Posted 5 months ago

    Justin David Davis

    Great product despatched and delivered very quickly

    Posted 5 months ago

    Anonymous

    Great rooflights

    Posted 5 months ago

    Anonymous

    Recently purchased an electric roof light from EOS. Very happy with the finished product, study and functions very well. It also looks very stylish. I received excellent customer service from EOS at all stages, they couldn't have been more helpful. Highly recommended.

    Posted 6 months ago

    Anonymous

    Great Rooflights , simple to fit and swift delivery, many Thanks

    Posted 7 months ago

    Liam Grenander

    Very professional customer support / sales team. Dealt with our roof light enquiry quickly and kept me updated on transit and delivery. Will be purchasing roof lights from them again when our projects require them.

    Posted 7 months ago

    Brad Lander - Bailand Construction Ltd

    EOS Rooflights were knowledgable in their field, very helpful and the products (Roof Lantern and Flat glass roof lights) were of a good quality. The Roof lights were easily installed and full installation instructions were supplied for those who are installing for the first time. Would recommend.

    Posted 7 months ago

    A Memet

    Very efficient with processing my order and delivery. I ordered a 3M roof lantern and a smaller flat roof light. Both were simple to install on my own upstands and they both look great. My only negative was the cost was a lot for what they are but I don’t think eos are excessively expensive, I think the roof lanterns themselves are what’s pricey. Anyhow I’m happy 😃

    Posted 10 months ago

    Leo

    EOS were brilliant all through the consultation/sales process and delivery. The skylight looks great and works a treat with the electronic switch. Their after-care support was also very helpful and patient when we mistakenly thought we had an issue. Would highly recommend them.

    Posted 11 months ago

    Jonathan Tregidga Buyer at Legacy

    As a company we have used EOS for some time. We use the EOS Rooflight Flexi Lid product a lot and also the EOS Smoke Vent Rooflight AOV on our projects. We cannot fault the company for the service, communication and value for money.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Tom

    Excellent products, great customer service and post sales support! Unfortunately the courier damaged our roof lights slightly, however EOS went above and beyond to rectify! Special mention to Natalie O’Hara in ops, she was so helpful, prompt and a real pleasure to deal with! Highly recommend EOS!

    Posted 1 year ago

    Anonymous

    Great delivery, great product. Really helpful customer service to organise the delivery of the rooflight

    Posted 1 year ago

    Wayne

    My Eos rooflight turned up on time as always, simple to install and looks great, throws so much light into what was a dark space, the quality of the rooflight is amazing, I will continue buying from Eos in the future,

    Posted 1 year ago

    Clive Woodford

    The rooflights are a key feature externally of the property as they are prominent on the flat roof. They are angled by 15 degrees to allow the south facing sun to enter the house maximising natural light and also utilising any solar gain. The majority are triple glazed, with a couple of larger opening lights being double glazed. Internally they provide so much light and the light shafts are a characteristic of the internal architecture given that there are 15 within the house. The ordering and supply process was straightforward and installing them worked well with the pre-made upstands. All in all a very satisfactory and successful decision to select Eos rooflights.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Mr Jones

    I was after rooflights with laminated glass and of good quality! I contacted EOS after seeing and viewing their products. They fitted the requirements. The service was first rate, nothing was a problem and the drawings to work before delivery excellent. Would highly recommend.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Matt Wilson

    Great quality rooflight, delivery was as planned and on time. We will be using this company again.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Dave R

    Professional and friendly throughout. Delivery was prompt and product is great.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Mr J Tregidga Buyer (Legacy Construction)

    As always the service was excellent. Item was installed and gave us the finish that we expected and is a quality product to go with our quality development. EOS never seem to deliver on quality and in service

    Posted 1 year ago

    Chris Law

    Most importantly, a brilliant product - we are absolutely delighted. On top of that, great customer service and excellent price.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Anonymous

    Great communication and customer service. Lovely staff, all willing to help. Delivery was swift and hassle free. Awesome rooflight. Great feature to our ongoing project. If I needed another rooflight, I would definitely use EOS again.

    Posted 1 year ago

    Anonymous

    Excellent customer service and advice and top quality product. Thank you

    Posted 1 year ago