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Top Hung Pitched Roof Windows

Fantastic for creating a light-filled and inviting interior, pitched roof windows are known to let in three times more natural daylight than standard windows, which is why they’ve become so popular with homeowners and architects alike. That way, you improve the energy efficiency of your home at the same time. As well as size and finish to suit all budgets and projects, there are two opening styles for you to choose from: top hung and centre pivot roof window.

While centre pivot options open from the middle of the frame, top hung pitched roof windows allow the full sheet of glass to lift from the top of the frame. As well as providing a large sheet of glass to encourage even more natural light, top hung pitched roof windows have a plethora of other benefits. Here are just a few.

The Benefits Of Top Hung Windows

Frame Your View

Although they can realistically be installed anywhere on the roofline, top hung pitched roof windows were initially designed to sit at eye level in order to allow homeowners to enjoy uninterrupted views outside. Top hung windows can open to any position up to 45°, meaning the entire sheet of glass can be lifted well above the eye line. This makes top hung pitched roof windows like Fakro’s FPP-V/C P2 Double Glazed preSelect Top Hung Pine Conservation Pitched Roof Window the perfect choice for those living in scenic areas who want to make the most of their panoramic views and create a feeling of extra space.

Safe and Secure

As well as allowing for unobstructed panorama, top hung roof windows are also considered safer than many other types of windows since the frame of the glass lifts to a position away from the body. While other glazing elements might open inside the home, causing a hazard, top hung windows don’t.

Top hung options are also specifically designed to help provide a safe escape route in the event of an emergency, making them ideal for attic rooms and commercial properties. Top hung windows must open by at least 450mm, allowing people to easily fit through the gap and make their way onto the roof. For example, Keylite’s Thermal Double Glazed Pine Fire Escape Pitched Roof Window offers high security double glazed construction with a toughened outer pane and will open all the way to provide an unobstructed exit.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

Due to the very fact that top hung pitched roof windows are designed to be fitted at eye level, they are incredibly easy to install. Your builder or contractor will be able to stand inside the home to fit the window into place, reducing the costs associated with scaffolding or other installation equipment.

Many modern top hung pitched roof windows also offer easy maintenance. Since the glass is elevated from the top of the frame, access to the exterior pane isn’t always easy. This is why our manufacturers offer self-cleaning glass or interior rotation through to 180°. The Velux GPL Double Glazed Acrylic Coated Top Hung Pitched Roof Window, for example, boasts maintenance-free exterior covers, a ventilation flap and integrated dust and insect filters to help you keep your glazing in pristine condition.


We stock the full range of top hung pitched roof windows from three highly respected manufacturers: Fakro, Velux and Keylite. Known for the quality of their products, these renowned suppliers offer top hung pitched roof windows to meet a range of needs so you can find the right option for your project. From sleek and contemporary glazing with fantastic thermal performance to triple glazed windows finished with traditional pine, our manufacturers have a product to suit you.

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