Skylights: Comparing Velux vs. FAKRO

Living room skylights

Comparing Velux vs. FAKRO Skylights

Deciding on the best skylights for your home

This can be a tough choice. Most people find themselves deciding between Velux and FAKRO. Learn the differences.

Let FAKRO skylights transform your house!
Let FAKRO skylights transform your home!

In this article, we will go over some of the differences between Velux and FAKRO products to help you decide which is best for your home.

Comparing Products

Numerous options exist for owners of both flat and angled roofs. For example, the FAKRO Flat Roof DXW is strong enough to be walked on and comes with a special non-slip coating.

FAKRO Walkable Skylight DXW

This lets dwellers use their flat roof as outdoor living space without having to avoid their skylight.

Velux also offers skylights suitable for flat roofs, with both deck and curb-mounted options. Both offer fixed and ventilating options to suit homeowners looking for either.

Velux skylights are specially designed to be leak-free by utilizing three water-protective layers. Velux also offers coatings that prevent water spots and noise-reducing glass.

FAKRO skylights are leak proof and offer a 10 year leak-proof warranty. All FAKRO windows are tinted for the UV light and have an assortment of internal and external blinds in a huge range of styles and colors.

FAKRO Centre pivot FTP-V L3

FAKRO roof windows and skylights are made to be the focal point for rooms, stylishly designed according to the highest manufacturing and finishing standards. This gives them a long life span with a maintained, quality appearance.

Both Velux and FAKRO are recognized as high-quality products within the industry.

Nevertheless, FAKRO products have a number of distinct advantages over their Velux counterparts.

FAKRO products are designed to be quality, lifelong products offered at a reasonable price.

They are also manufactured so that they can be installed by a single person, making them quite convenient. Additionally, FAKRO offers products with better energy efficiency ratings than alternatives.

FAKRO Balcony Window

FAKRO’s Quality and Energy Efficiency

With Proper installation, FAKRO is trouble free and specifically designed to be energy efficient and energy saving. They use Energy Star approved glass to regulate the temperature inside the home keeping thermal efficiency at the best level.

This saves money on energy consumption, as well as benefits the environment by lowering your carbon footprint.

FAKRO skylights and roof windows do not use metal spacers to separate glass panes, as this can lead to condensation buildup.

Instead, FAKRO products utilize warm spacers to prevent condensation.

Insulation Techniques

They also utilize thick frames to insulate the inside of the building and prevent heat or air-conditioning waste. Installation screws are hidden inside these frames for aesthetic appearance but do not create thermal bridges like other skylights that use metal flanges around frames.

FAKRO skylights are designed to be durable, preventing potential problems that plague other roof windows before they start.

They come with a lifetime leak-free warranty, too, and are built to drain condensation.

Top hung and pivot window preSelect FPP-V

FAKRO products are quite affordable to install and offer a high return on investment compared to the cost of other skylights, including Velux products.

FAKRO products offer top-tier quality without the hefty price tag of Velux. They are also quick and easy to install, requiring only one person for the installation process.

Customers can also choose from more than 200 colors and blinds options and are offered with a wide array of accessories.

This lets customers perfectly match their new skylight or roof window with the rest of their decor.

FAKRO Blackout Blind SRF

Naturally, FAKRO products are completely compliant with building regulations and codes.

They also come installed with thermal flashing to give additional protection against energy waste and save on energy bills.

In fact, FAKRO’s FTT U8 Thermo is ranked as the most energy-efficient roof window worldwide.

Tips For Choosing the Right Skylight

When choosing a new roof window, the options can seem overwhelming. That is why it is key to consult with an expert contractor with plenty of knowledge and experience with these products.

This puts you well on your way to picking the right skylight for your home without worry and hassle-free.

Universal Curb Mounted Skylight FXC

A Great Addition To Any Room In Your Home | Perfect for Natural Light

Skylights are a great addition to almost any room in the home, providing up to 3 times more light than a regular vertical window of the same size. 

All FAKRO residential skylights filter UV rays (Low-E) and feature tinted glass for increased thermal performance and energy savings. 

Available in deck mounted and curb mounted skylight versions in a variety of standard skylight sizes FAKRO skylights are perfect for new builds and retrofits

About FAKRO Skylights

Skylights are a great addition to almost any room in the home, providing up to 3 times more light than a regular vertical window of the same size. \

All FAKRO skylights filter UV rays (Low-E) and feature tinted glass for increased thermal performance and energy savings.

Available in deck mounted and curb mounted versions in a variety of standard sizes FAKRO skylights are perfect for new builds and retrofits.

FAKRO SKylights
FAKRO Skylights

FAKRO Walkable Skylights

This flat roof window has a specially strengthened sash and frame made from multi-chamber PVC profiles which enables you to walk across the entire surface safely.

Its features such as non-slip coating and safe glazing unit offer a modern design, high quality of finish and do not spoil its aesthetics.

FAKRO Walkable Skylights

Roof Windows

FAKRO manufactures a range of roof windows that transform attics into comfortable living spaces.

The main difference between a roof window and a skylight is that a roof window opens like a regular window on side hinges or pivoting at the center or top. 

Fakro Roof windows operate manually with the turn of a handle and are also available in electrical versions.

FAKRO Roof Windows

Attic Ladders

FAKRO Smart Attic Ladders save space while providing convenient storage and access to the attic. Each model features minor adjusts that make installation and fitting the floor-to-ceiling height safe and easy.

Insulated models are free from visible hardware making them the perfect addition to any room in the home.

FAKRO Smart Attic Ladders

Fakro Skylights are a great addition to almost any room in the home, providing up to 3 times more light than a regular vertical window of the same size.

All FAKRO skylights filter UV rays (Low-E) and feature tinted glass for increased thermal performance and energy savings.

Available in deck mounted and curb mounted versions in a variety of standard sizes. FAKRO skylights are perfect for new builds and retrofits.

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