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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.

Would you like to find out more?

If you would like further information about EOS, our products and how we can help, why not request a brochure.?

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

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

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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268 Reviews

BrianHowarth

We are very happy with both the product and the service we received from the company. The roof light is of excellent quality at a competitive price and the customer service was excellent. It is always good to be able to contact a company once you have ordered a product and this was certainly the case with EOS Rooflights Ltd. Unlike a number of other companies we have had to deal with during our building project.

Posted 1 week ago

DaveRafferty

Great product and excellent service from EOS

Posted 2 weeks ago

JohnWalsh

I sent in the order for the roof light and received delivery in 4 weeks, at the moment anything that includes glass is taking ages so I was surprised when it turned up on time.

Posted 2 weeks ago

AndyHill

We have used EOS Rooflights on a couple of projects now and will continue to do so. The quality of the frame which is welded, and the glass connection, is second to none, and this makes for a trouble-free installation. Hillbuilt Construction

Posted 2 weeks ago

DanielRogers

I did a lot of shopping around when trying to find the right product for our extension roof and the EOS Flex electric stood out in terms of price and overall quality. The ordering and delivery process was fantastic (within a week it was with me) and it took less than an hour to install. Really happy with the quality and finish so wouldn't hesitate in recommending to anyone looking for similar

Posted 2 months ago

SandraSanderson

over the moon fits like a glove , excellent service, and delivery

Posted 2 months ago

StevenJohnson

Fast friendly services. Top quality product. I am 100% confident when I recommend EOS rooflights to my clients.

Posted 2 months ago

MarkLaws

We are very pleased with our EOS Rooflights Our Builder was also very impressed with the quality and will use them in future

Posted 4 months ago

AlexanderWhite

Im very happy indeed. Instructions were clear, it went on a treat and looks great.It was a pleasure dealing with you, I shall recommend you

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Very helpful customer service

Posted 4 months ago

JustinGourley

Most importantly of all, a great product - smart and clean design - looks superb. Service was excellent, very responsive - addressing questions quickly and adapting the design as needed. Fully recommend

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

We have had very good service from you delivery on time and fitting very easy.We are now enjoying the benefits of having the room flooded with light.Many thanks

Posted 5 months ago

KateAllen

EOS where very helpful throughout, the pricing was competitive with all the quotes we received and the walk-on rooflight was exceptionally well made. We prepared the opening using EOS details and plans and it came exactly as described and fitted perfectly (this seems obvious but surprisingly doesn't always happen). I would 100% use them again and would recommend EOS to others without hesitation. I am extremely pleased with the finished rooflight and it looks brilliant installed. My contractor said it was perfect and came exactly as described too, so good all round.No pictures at present but can provide later! It looks fab!

Posted 6 months ago

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Posted 7 months ago

AshleyNicholson

perfect , elegant and simple which is what we wanted. looks good. Builders told me easy to fit and fiiting instructions were appreciated as they were very clear

Posted 7 months ago

AsifAhmed

Excellent service, I had a few questions regarding installation and these were answered very quickly, very happy to recommend EOS!

Posted 8 months ago

NicoVatnikaj

Very happy with the service on time no delays

Posted 8 months ago

Anonym

Quick delivery and great product

Posted 8 months ago

SeanOwen

Looks great. Very solid, good quality. Service was wonderful, delivered in a couple of days as promised

Posted 10 months ago

Andy

We purchased a flat roof light last year and we're so glad we did. It's made such a difference to the light we get into the room and looks amazing too. Top product and great results. Our builder was impressed with it too and how quickly his question was answered when he was installing it.

Posted 10 months ago

Anonymous

As part of my build project I researched many companies looking for good quality skylights and a company that could offer both opening and fixed skylights. EOS fitted all my requirements. Both Elliot and Chris were consummate professionals in dealing with my queries and ensuring I got my delivery on time. The skylights were solidly constructed and we love them. The only thing I will say is that if you order a bespoke size, make sure you can wait 6 weeks from order to delivery.

Posted 11 months ago