Velux GPU Roof Window Replacement
A Typical VELUX GPU Top Hinged Roof Window Replacement.
The top hinged roof window is a GPU SK06, a common size in the Denver metro area. About 4 foot by 4 foot. Large enough to serve as an emergency exit.
The owners made a wise decision to replace it while replacing the roof. It was reaching the end of its useful lifespan.
A typical roof window replacement proceeds just like a typical deck mount skylight.
Checkout the details of the procedure in this project: Deck Mount Replacement.
The New Generation of Velux GPU Roof Windows.
In 2015, Velux introduced a new generation of roof windows with a significant number of improved features.
Style & Durability:
VELUX roof windows are made of an insulating timber core encased in white molded white polyurethane (PU) to give a smooth finish with no visible joints.
Easy to maintain White PU doesn’t need any treatment or maintenance so it’s ideal for hard to reach areas. It’s also completely moisture resistant, making it perfect for humid areas like bathrooms and kitchens.
The top control bar is easy to use even with furniture under the window. Not only that, it was redesigned by Jacob Jensen (Bang and Olufsen designer) offering better grip, as well as a stylish finish.
Excellent energy efficiency:
Experience a more comfortable home and lower energy bills with VELUX ThermoTechnology™. Innovative use of high performance materials in the window construction provides excellent energy efficiency, insulation and an airtight seal.
Get more daylight:
The new generation gives you up to 18% more daylight with a larger pane area.
Peace of Mind!
- Skylight Specialists, Inc. warrants our workmanship for five years.
- Ten year No Leak Warranty from Velux.
- Energy Star rated. Energy savings can pay for the skylight in a few years.
Why a Top-Hinged Roof Window?
A loft area isn’t complete without a great view of the countryside or city.
When fully open, they give you an uninterrupted view, while the window sash acts as a roof over the opening.
Because the handle is at the bottom, they are simple to open and close, even when installed high up.
And to make cleaning a breeze, the window swivels in its frame for easy access.