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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 light than standard windows, which is why they’ve become so popular with homeowners and architects alike. 

As well as a size and finish to suit all budgets and projects, there are two opening styles for you to choose from: top hung and centre pivot.

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What are the benefits of Top Hung Roof Windows?

While centre pivot options open from the middle of the frame, top hung pitched roof windows allow the full window to lift up from the top of the frame. 

As well as providing a large pane of glass to encourage in even more sunlight, top hung pitched roof windows have a number of other benefits.  

Whether you’re looking at Fakro top hung roof windows or one our other brands, here are just a few reasons why these windows will be perfect for you

Frame your view

Although they can realistically be installed anywhere in the roofline, top hung pitched roof windows were initially designed to sit at eye level, in order to allow homeowners to enjoy unobstructed views outside. 

Safe and secure

As well as allowing for an 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 centre pivot styles partly open inwards, potentially causing a hazard, top hung windows open fully outwards – this also makes them ideal for fire escape windows.

Easy installation and maintenance

Due to the very fact that top hung pitched roof windows are designed to be fitted at eye level, your top hung roof window will be incredibly easy to install. 

Your builder or contractor will be able to stand inside the room to fit the window into place, reducing the costs associated with scaffolding or other installation equipment.  

How far can Top Hung Roof Windows open up to?

Top hung windows can open to any position up to 45°, meaning the entire window can be lifted well above the eye line. 

This makes top hung pitched roof windows the perfect choice for those living in scenic areas, who want to make the most of their views.

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.  

What are the requirements for fire escape windows’?

Fire escape windows must open by at least 450mm, allowing people to easily fit through the gap and make their way onto the roof. Some top hung roof windows in the UK therefore make for perfect fire escape options.

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.

Do you sell Top Hung Velux Windows?

We do – there are many Top Hung Velux Windows on offer. 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.

Velux’s top hung windows would also be suitable for a fire escape window.

Are Top Hung Roof Windows easy to maintain?

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 some manufacturers offer self-cleaning glass. Fakro offer their pre-select system which allows you to also rotate the window by 180°. 


At Roof Window Outlet, we stock some of the best top hung roof windows in the UK, including popular options such as Velux top hung roof windows.

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, including the sophisticated fire escape windows.

Buy top hung roof windows in the UK today

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.

Need more information?

You can get in touch by phone on 0207 5506595, by email to , or by using the handy contact form here. We would be delighted to hear from you to answer any queries you may have.

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