What You Need To Prepare Before Replacing Your Roof Windows

22nd April 2021

Choosing to replace your roof windows has many benefits. A new roof window can not only look more modern and aesthetically pleasing but can also improve energy efficiency and overall performance. New windows can provide more daylight and insulation to a room, reducing energy bills.

You may wonder about the preparation that goes into replacing your roof windows, so at YARD Direct, we are here to provide you with the information you need.

Step 1: Find the right window to suit your home

The perfect place to start is by browsing our website and finding the perfect roof window that you would like to replace your existing one. You’ll need to decide on the colour, mechanism and tint. If you currently have a VELUX window, then you can use the VELUX code (on the window type sign at the top of the window), this will tell you the window type and size and the exact information about the model. This helps you identify the replacement window you need.

To make your search easier, our website offers the opportunity to find the perfect windows for your project through our Window Finder. Here you can simply answer a set of questions to give our willing advisors a chance to contact you to discuss your options. Alternatively, you can request a call back so our professionals can talk through the project in more detail. On the call you should be able to discuss the need for flashing and blinds alongside all elements of your brand new window.

Step 2: Let us provide a quote

Once we are in contact we can provide fast and accurate quotations and all our work is guaranteed. We ensure that you can receive the very best prices at YARD as we offer a price beat promise! The only thing you need to do here is to decide if it fits into your budget, and give us the go-ahead.

Step 3: Let us find an Installer

We are VELUX Specialists so we have our own network of YARD approved VELUX Certified Installers. We go through a rigorous vetting process with all our installers to ensure you receive the very best personal service. Alternatively, many of our windows are easy to install, even for DIY customers! If you wish to order online and install yourself, simply add your window to your cart and place an order. Every box includes a step by step installation guide which is easy to follow.

Step 4: Let the installer take the reigns

Checking the condition of the structure is paramount in replacing old roof windows, your installer will check this before beginning installation. If everything is suitable, your replacement should take around 4-6 hours to complete. Remember that our expert team is available Monday-Friday from 8am-10pm & Saturdays 9am-1pm should you need any advice or assistance.

It’s important to note that as you are simply replacing existing windows, it is highly unlikely you will need planning permission. But on the off chance any issues arise concerning this, we’ll look after and guide you every step of the way.

Read enough? Now get to preparing the replacement of your roof windows!