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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

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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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250 Reviews

SeanOwen

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

Posted 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

IanGriffiths

Very pleased with rooflights . Easy to fit . Great communication both when ordering and delivering. Would definitely buy again.

Posted 2 months ago

PeterJaggard

Brilliant company to work with, always ready to assist, and very good communication. Excellent product, of great quality and looks brilliant, well pleased. Thanks to all at EOS

Posted 2 months ago

MadeleineBradbury

Delighted with our rooflights. EOS did everything they said they would do when they said they would do it. We were a bit nervous about doing our own fitting but we got precise, practical instruction diagrams and all went very smoothly

Posted 3 months ago

JeffereySmith

Excellent rooflights and easy to fit

Posted 3 months ago

AndrewHamilton

Excellent product, delivered on time. Would certainly use this company again,

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Rooflights are high quality and fixing instructions clear.

Posted 3 months ago

PaulSeabright

A great product. The speed and efficiency of the online purchase and then the delivery of the items made the process a hassle free pleasure that is all to rare these days.

Posted 3 months ago

KevinTimmins

From ordering to receiving our rooflight everything went great, we built the upstand ourselves from the drawings supplied and the light fitted perfectly. Excellent product at a great price. Wish everything on our extension went that well. 5 stars all round.

Posted 3 months ago

ShafiqCaan

Hi, excellent service and they added solar control without additional charge.

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Clearly a top quality roof light which is beautifully made. I looked at several manufacturers and the EOS had the best insulation among those I looked at. The frame is substantially made and the glass perfectly set into it. It was really simple to fit and the superb drawings allowed me to construct the kirb with confidence and accuracy. Delivery was fast and the unit well supported and protected on a pallet.

Posted 4 months ago

Jeremy

Very impressed with dealing with EOS, great quality product, courteous and good communication which helped make my decision to purchase the 2 Roof lights I needed from them. Thanks for your help.

Posted 4 months ago

Michael

Roof lights turned up day we asked for van driver was very helpful and in position look great !!!

Posted 4 months ago

Joe

Great product and customer service

Posted 4 months ago

Ray

I was really pleased with the quality of the roof lanterns I ordered 2mt x 1mt and 1.5mt x 1mt. We have all heard the old saying you only get what you pay for and this product is spot on ,great build quality would highly recommend

Posted 4 months ago

Richard

I always get my sky lights from EOS. They are reliable, friendly and very good quality. There technical help is invaluable. Richard Abbey Building

Posted 4 months ago

Andy

We recently bought an opening roof light 1 metre x 1500 and a fixed roof light 1 metre x 1500 and we have found EOS Rooflights very competitive in price and of high quality also technical advice was very good.

Posted 4 months ago

Nicola

In the middle of Covid 19 lockdown they were able to advise, honestly estimating the future timing of delivery. I had to wait, which was not surprising, but their service was very personal.

Posted 4 months ago

Paul

Very good quality flat roof windows , good seling-advice service , fast delivery.

Posted 4 months ago