Rooflight Weight & Handling
Compared to old plastic rooflights, more modern glass rooflights are significantly more durable and with that enhanced durability comes also an added weight, which is important to consider at the early design and specification phase.
The weight of a rooflight is important due to various factors. If you are specifying a rooflight for an existing building, structural considerations and calculations must be made to ensure that the roof structure is fit for the added weight of the new rooflight. When designing and specifying for a new build construction, considerations about weight and load will be defined for the entire roof structure, and must be considered at the early stages of the build.
Modern rooflight weights are highly dependent on the glazing type in the rooflight e.g. double layer glazing vs. triple layer glazing. You will always be able to obtain the exact weight of your rooflight order, but if an overall initial weight estimation is needed, the graph on the left is a very handy tool.
Vario by VELUX on-roof delivery is a service we offer to you so that you can have your product where you need it, when you need it. We will organize the craning delivery to get the products securely up on the newly built roof, next to the opening in the roof.
This service will ease the handling process of the product, and eliminate the complexity of getting the product from the ground on to the roof. If full installation is desired, we will gladly organise it and reduce any potential frictions during this process.