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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4.82 Average

153 Reviews

Leanne Wallser

Fantastic service, super helpful getting it all to Jersey and product is perfect for us. Thanks

Posted 6 days ago

Dr J Trinder

Swift. Delivery. Arrived as described. Straight forward payment arrangement. Great advice and support when planning project. Motorised rooflight works remarkably quietly. A little costly however compared to some competition.

Posted 1 week ago

Richard Simmons

They have provided us with a quality product

Posted 2 weeks ago

Anonymous

Product and delivery as expected.

Posted 2 weeks ago

Alan Oliver

Good product, delivered on time, and looks great in our new flat roof extension.

Posted 1 month ago

Mike Guirguis

I actually bought my roof lights on the back of EOS’s reviews section, and now my extension is nearing completion, (finally) I wanted to pass on my experience. I couldn’t be happier with my decision, its clearly a very high quality product and they look amazing in our new kitchen. They are heavy so make sure you have lots of strong guys on site. The staff are all very helpful and seem very knowledgable. Highly recommended them.

Posted 1 month ago

Nicole Gray

Excellent customer service. Really took the time to listen to our needs and help us find exactly what we wanted, within the time schedule from our builders. They were also flexible as the schedule shifted and always available for any questions. And beyond that, our roof lights look so amazing! So, I'm a very happy customer.

Posted 1 month ago

Ben Jennings

EOS were very helpful during the sales process, liaising directly with my builder to confirm requirements (when I was way out of my depth). My builder’s feedback post installation is that the windows are heavy duty and top quality, even when compared with more expensive options he’s fitted in the past. He’ll be recommending EOS for future builds.

Posted 1 month ago

Bill Greenaway

Product was just as promised and delivery and information excellent. We are very pleased with it.

Posted 1 month ago

Jason Berry

Really helpful when I called to order my roof lights explaining delivery info, weights, fitting instructions etc.., Really accommodating in facilitating a specific delivery time and date (at relatively short notice); finally the finished product, robust, elegant and fantastic. First class.

Posted 1 month ago

Andy

Very competitively priced!! Went the extra mile to help me out and gave all the support, advice and technical details that I needed for our project (Triple glazed - PassivHaus project) Will be sure to use EOS on any further Rooflight orders!!

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Lovely skylight... I bought the fixed 1500*1000 and opening 1500*1000, both with upstands. Thanks to Chris for all his help. Tex - DA8

Posted 1 month ago

Ollie Quaie

EOS were very helpful to me from my first inquiry to the order to the delivery. They phoned me back promptly with any additional information I needed. High standard of window which I’m very happy with and also competitively priced.

Posted 1 month ago

Sarah Miller

EOS offer a great range of products with good prices and stock availability. The team in the office are very helpful and nice people to do business with.

Posted 1 month ago

Anonymous

Very well made rooflights.

Posted 1 month ago

Steve Goward

Excellent product with a very high finish. EOS were very helpful and we are delighted with the rooflight we ordered. Our room looks amazing now we have so much light flooding in to it. We looked at lots of suppliers but we are glad we chose EOS on recommendation from our builder who had used them before.

Posted 1 month ago

Mark Cunningham

The service provided by EOS Rooflights was absolutely outstanding. From the communication via e-mail and telephone, to the quality of the product, I could not fault them one bit. We have now had our rooflights fitted and they look amazing! The joiner said the instructions were easy to follow and the rooflights themselves were easy to fit. Amazing!

Posted 2 months ago

Jake Thomas

We met EOS at the Homebuild Show in Birmingham as we wanted to see the rooflights before we bought them for our extension. We met with Elliot who answered all of our questions and helped out with our plans, as one of the sizes needed amending. The rooflights look beautiful in our kitchen. I would highly recommend EOS to anyone, especially if you this is your first build. Elliot couldn't of been more helpful with answering our queries.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent product, very stylish and good quality

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Our roof light with rain sensor add so much to our new extension. The window is great. EOS were a great help with waiting for our builders to be ready to install.

Posted 4 months ago

Tim Harris

The EOS rooflight we have installed is fantastic, the light within the room now is beautiful, the rooflight itself is a modern, slick design, it has transformed the space!

Posted 4 months ago