Choosing the right roof window for a bathroom is certainly not the easiest thing to do. The appropriate model should not only provide effective illumination of the entire room, but it must also be resistant to moisture generated during everyday use. Both coated wooden windows or PVC windows are perfect for these installations. So, which roof windows should you choose for your bathroom?
When looking for a suitable roof window for the bathroom you may be guided by its size, design and price. However, another essential consideration is its material. Which roof window should you choose for the bathroom – wooden or PVC?
PVC roof windows, also known as aluminium clad-plastic windows, are designed mainly for rooms with higher humidity levels. Therefore, they are perfect for spaces such as bathrooms and laundries.
These types of windows are more moisture resistant, demonstrating high tolerance to acids and weather conditions making them suitable for long-term use.
You should also note that PVC windows are very durable and easy to maintain. They do not need professional cleaning, and their maintenance does not require any special chemical agents. Also, PVC windows do not need renovation painting unlike timber equivalents.
Wooden roof windows designed for bathrooms are coated with a special waterproof polyurethane varnish. This triple layer forms an aesthetically pleasing, smooth surface, protecting windows and helping them to look very similar in apperance to PVC.
They are ideal for kitchens and bathrooms with temporarily increased humidity. However, the wood used in each FAKRO roof window is a very strong and, if properly maintained, will be durable and fully functional for many years.
FAKRO is one of the worlds most experienced roof window manufacturers. The Company specialises in centre pivot and top hung 2-in-1 roof windows and all models are distinguished by their high quality, excellent thermal insulation and competitive price.
The FTU-V is a wooden centre pivot window with increased resistance to moisture.
Hinges in these windows are situated in the middle of their height, while a practical handle is positioned in the base of the sash. The sash can also be rotated through 180° and locked allowing safe and easy cleaning of the outer pane.
FAKRO roof windows are equipped with the topSafe security system aimed at increasing operational safety and burglary resistance and the V40P air inlet ensuring a healthy microclimate. These windows are available both in manually and electrically operated versions. Wide range of additional accessories make it possible for everyone to adapt interior design to their own needs and requirements.
Another roof window solution from FAKRO is the preSelect 2-in-1 top hung and centre pivot windows. These innovative solutions are equipped with two independent opening mechanisms – the sash can be opened outwards from the top and via centre pivot. This option ensures appropriate stability and significantly increases the operational safety.
Opening method can be easily changed using the preSelect sliding switch. The outward opening function enables the sash to be opened in any position from 0 – 45° to ensure an easy approach to the opened window and increases operational space inside. In the pivot mode the sash can be rotated through 180° for easy cleaning of the outer pane and awning blind installation.
The preSelect top hung and centre pivot roof windows for bathrooms are available in both double and triple glazed energy-efficient units.
Both types of FAKRO roof windows for bathrooms can be purchased in wooden and aluminium clad-plastic version. Wooden windows are made of the highest quality vacuum impregnated pinewood, which is additionally coated with a triple layer of white polyurethane varnish to form perfectly smooth and durable surface without a trace of wood grains. FAKRO wooden windows come with an automatic V40P air inlet with a capacity of up to 49m3/h. These models are especially recommended for rooms with periodically elevated humidity levels such as kitchens and bathrooms.
PVC roof windows are constructed of multi-chamber white PVC profiles strengthened from the inside with galvanised steel. They feature high resistance to moisture and corrosion. Models are also available on request in golden pine and oak veneers. PVC roof windows by FAKRO are equipped with the V35 air inlet. These are recommended for rooms with constant air humidity such as laundries and bathrooms.
Choosing the right roof window for the bathroom should therefore primarily depend on individual preferences, needs and requirements. In addition to selecting the right material from which the window is made, the sash opening mode or the option to control using a remote control or smartphone are also crucial factors. Roof windows for bathrooms offered by FAKRO will certainly meet the expectations of even the most demanding users.