What Skylight options are available for Pitched Roofs?
There are four types of skylight for pitched roofs: fixed (non-opening), manual openable, electric openable and solar openable
What is the installation pitch for pitched Skylights?
Pitched Skylights must be installed between 15 & 90 degrees. If your roof is less than 15 degrees, you can use our range of low pitch skylights.
Why is roof pitch important for Skylight installations?
Our flashing kits are engineered with a specific pitch requirement of 15-90 degrees. The roof pitch is important because it ensures that the roof has the proper slope to effectively drain water off both the flashing and the Skylight.
What is the frame out size for pitched Skylights?
The frame out size is the width and the height of the skylight. The clearance between the rafters must be at least the width of the rooflight, battens are then framed at a distance equal to the height of the Skylight.
Download frame out guide here.
Can Pitched Skylights be turned and installed sideways?
Pitched skylights can only be installed in a ‘portrait’ orientation, however a “landscape” size is available (S01 size: 1140x700)
What flashing do I use to group multiple Skylights together?
VELUX COMBI-FLASHING is engineered for this purpose. However, the pitch of the roof must be 15° or greater.
What glazing do Pitched Skylights come with?
The Pitched roof skylights come standard with our 'High Performance' Laminated glazing.
This glazing provides a laminated internal pane to meet Australian Standard AS 1288 - required for skylights installed 3m or more above floor level. This glazing also comes with NEAT™ coating to help water bead off the glass and reduce cleaning frequency.
Read more about our double glazing.
Can I apply a film or tint to the glass?
VELUX does not recommend the addition of any after-market film be applied to our skylights. The addition of a film or tint will void the warranty on the glass. However, our insulated glazing units are manufactured with a Low-E coating (for UV reduction) and Argon gas between the panes to make our skylights very energy efficient. In addition, we offer several blind options that can be added to our skylights to further control light and heat.
Are Insect screens available for Pitched Skylights?
Yes, insect screens are included with openable skylights.
How far do pitched roof skylights open?
All opening skylights open to approximately 300mm
For rooms requiring restrictors, please consult with VELUX for more information.
How are openable pitched skylights operated?
Openable pitched roof skylights have 3 different forms of operation.
Manual – hand operated by a crank handle or out of reach telescopic rod.
Solar – powered by solar power, operated by wireless battery-operated keypad. (Supplied with the skylight)
Electric – 240v electrical power, operated by wireless battery-operated keypad. (Supplied with the skylight)
Note: for automated operation, openable skylights can be operated via the KLF 200 automation Interface or via the Active phone app. (KLF 200 and Active kit sold separately)
See our range here.
What Skylights have a rain sensor?
The solar and electric skylights come with pre-installed rain sensor as standard.
The rain sensors automatically close the skylight when rain is detected.
Are blinds available for pitch roof skylights?
Yes, blinds are available for all new pitch roof skylights. If you have an existing older pitch roof skylight (manufactured prior to 2010) please contact VELUX with your product code to see if blinds are still available.