What makes a FAKRO roof window better?

Much more than just good looks!

FAKRO roof windows are designed to provide a focal point for any room whether you use them individually or in combinations. Their stylish appearance is matched by the highest standard of manufacturing and finishing which means you can rest assured they will go on looking good for years to come. Our windows offer a perfect combination of style, sustainability, security and long design life. To achieve such high performance involves ongoing refinement and improvement to every roof window that we build.

Here are even more reasons so choose FAKRO roof windows:

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1. Ample natural light

The design of FAKRO roof windows provides appropriate illumination of the room within the loft space. Specially shaped profiles of the frame and sash as well as an air inlet location in the upper part of the frame allows for the influx of high quantities of natural light.

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2. Timber quality

The pine we use offers the clearest visual evidence of our roof window quality. Not only does its close grain look stylish, we obtain timber from FSC® certified sources. Our double vacuum process using water-borne preservatives provides lasting dimensional stability and all windows are finished with two coats of environmentally friendly lacquer. Compare this with another leading manufacturer which states:

“The timber has received basic treatment and a finished coating at the factory. It must receive further treatment at least every four years and whenever required. Windows exposed to strong heat, strong sunlight and/or high levels of humidity (e.g. in kitchens or bathrooms) must however receive treatment at least every two years”.

We therefore actively encourage customers to compare our window finishing with that of other manufacturers.

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3. Windows for bathrooms, wetrooms and kitchens

FAKRO offers two types of roof window for rooms in which high levels of humidity are created. You have the choice of either white polyurethane-coated pine or PVC in white, golden oak and pine finishes. So, whether you want to match existing windows and doors or have a smooth timber finish in white, FAKRO has the perfect solution. FAKRO PVC veneers also achieve the highest level of measurable performance - Class A - EN12608.

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4. Automatic air ventilation in all windows

Many manufacturers use a standard manually operated vent which is inefficient , causing unnecessary heat loss. The FAKRO V40P automatic vent which is installed in FAKRO pine roof windows is activated by changes in atmospheric pressure. It provides the optimum balance of fresh air regardless of weather conditions.

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5. Exceptional security

FAKRO’s TopSafe® system provides peace of mind that our roof windows offer exceptional burglary resistance. In contrast to products which break simply by applying foot pressure, TopSafe provides additional hinge and lock reinforcement to prevent the sash from being forced. A European Standard (EN13049) now means you can compare roof window security and all FAKRO products achieve a minimum of Class 3. FAKRO also manufactures a standard centre pivot window, the FTP-V P2 Secure, which has security glazing.

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6. The highest level of energy saving performance

What really sets FAKRO windows apart is their low level of heat loss. Unlike some manufacturers who provide U-values just for glazing units, FAKRO provides information for the whole window. When comparing our performance with other products you will see how our non-vented, quadruple glazed FTT U8 Thermo, with a single glazing unit area a U-value of 0.58 W/m2K, leads the market. Our standard FTP-V centre pivot windows also offer a level of performance which competing windows invariably fail to match.

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7. Warm glazing spacers

Many roof windows use metallic spacers to separate panes and these can encourage condensation to form by forming a cold ‘bridge’ between them. By contrast, FAKRO uses only warm spacers in order to ensure that this otherwise common problem does not affect our products.

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8. Ease of installation

Our easy to use “bracket fix” installation system enables windows to be fitted either to rafters or battens. Windows can also be fitted onto sarking.

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9. Performance Guarantees

Whether buying natural pine, PU-coated pine or PVC FAKRO offers a 10-year warranty for all windows and a 20 year warranty on glazing units. We also offer a no quibble lifetime warranty against damage by hail stones.

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10. We don’t just do white

FAKRO roof windows can be manufactured in any colour from the RAL classic palette. That’s over 200 colours customers can specify to special order for their chosen projects. Our standard natural pine, white or pine PVC and white PU coated roof windows from stock in just 3 days.