4. Site delivery and storage
Take time to consider how skylights and roof windows will get to site – and once there, how will the units be stored to ensure they aren’t damaged.
Some manufacturers, such as Rooflights.com, offer free delivery through an online shop and by choosing next-day delivery, you can minimise the on-site storage requirements.
More importantly, don’t underestimate the weight of a roof window. A small, 29.5″ x 29.5″ laminated skylight weighs just over 68 pounds and the units can reach more than 330 pounds depending on the size and type of glazing. You may need to rent lifting equipment for bulky units, or for hard-to-access locations
Heavier units should also be assessed in terms of Health and Safety. In some cases, mechanical assistance may be required for moving the roof windows around site safely.
5. Getting the roof window or skylight onto the roof
In most cases, construction materials are delivered ‘to the kerb’, this is the case for skylights and roof windows. Unless you have a particularly obliging driver, you will need to work out how to get the unit onto the roof.