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Electric vs manual flat roof window

Dear all, I have a ground floor bathroom in the form of a single storey extension. I would like to have a flat roof window fitted in the bathroom ceiling. The purpose for the window is to allow in natural light and allow ventilation. However, I am struggling to decide as to whether I should choose an electrical window or manual one. I have been advised that in a bathroom, a manual one would be better as the electrical one is more likely to become damaged because of condensation and stem. I personally would like an electric one and would be grateful for your thoughts. I know that an electrically operated bathroom window would be more convenient as you can open the window electronically via a remote switch. With a manual one, unlesss your 56 foot, which I am not, will probably struggle to reach the window should I wish to open or close it. Moreover, as I intend to rent the house out to private tenants at some point in the future, I have been advised against having an electric bathroom window. Your thoughts please? Cheers.

4 Answers from MyBuilder Bathroom Fitters

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Manual operation on the window especially if your looking to rent the property out
Annual maintenance and repair is a lot cheaper if any thing is to go wrong with the window in future

2020-11-29T19:47:34+00:00

Answered 29th Nov 2020

The electric windows are normally IP66 which makes them more or less impermeable.

2020-10-31T10:50:03+00:00

Answered 31st Oct 2020

Hi Adam,

Based on what you have described, why don't you go for an extractor fan for the purpose of ventilating the air and also a skylight for purpose of lighting? This will probably end up as a more cost effective solution as well as more practical.

Regards,
Aras

2020-11-29T12:40:04+00:00

Answered 29th Nov 2020

https://www.velux.co.uk

2023-03-03T17:10:04+00:00

Answered 3rd Mar 2023

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