Centre Pivot vs Top Hung Differences.
VELUX centre pivot and top hung roof windows are both great options for adding natural light and ventilation to your home. However, there are some key differences between the two types of windows that you should consider before making a decision.
Centre pivot roof windows pivot in the middle of the frame, so they can be opened to any angle. This makes them a good choice for ventilation, as you can open them wide to let in fresh air. Centre pivot windows are also relatively easy to operate, even if they are located high up in the roof.
Top hung roof windows open upwards, so they provide a clear view of the sky. This makes them a good choice for rooms where you want to enjoy the outdoors, such as bedrooms or living rooms. Top hung windows are also easier to clean than centre pivot windows, as you can simply open them and reach the glass from inside the room.
Here is a table comparing the two types of windows:
Here are some additional factors to consider when choosing between a centre pivot and a top hung roof window:
- The size of your roof space. If you have a small roof space, a top hung window may be the better option, as it doesn't require as much clearance to open.
- The location of the window. If the window is located high up in the roof, a centre pivot window may be easier to operate.- VELUX ZCT 200K opening pole is only 1.8m long.
- Your lifestyle. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, a top hung window may be a better option, as you can enjoy the view from inside the room.
- Your budget. Centre pivot roof windows are more affordable than top hung roof windows.
|Feature||Centre Pivot||Top Hung|
|Operation||Pivot in the middle||Open upwards|
|Opening angle||Up to 90 degrees||Up to 45 degrees|
|Cleaning||Twist 180 degrees||Drop window to centre pivot.|
|Price||More affordable||Slightly More expensive|
Ultimately, the best way to choose between a centre pivot and a top hung roof window is to consider your individual needs and preferences. If you're not sure which type of window is right for you, talk to a VELUX installer for more advice.
Both centre pivot and top hung roof windows from VELUX are great options for adding natural light and ventilation to your home. The best type of window for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Consider the size of your roof space, the location of the window, your lifestyle, and your budget when making your decision.