Skylight Solutions of Toronto

Roof Windows

Make a difference in your living with a roof window

Providing expert solutions for any challenging residential skylight projects in Southern Ontario

Roof windows are ideal solution for in reach applications.

If you’ve been in the skylight game for a while, you’ve likely got the difference between skylights and roof windows down pat. If you haven’t, it might be surprising to hear there are differences at all.

While they both allow daylight and fresh air to flow through the roof of a home, there are a few slight differences between skylights and roof windows. And it’s important to know which to install when to ensure everything is up to code when you’re done.

GPU- Top hinged roof window

  • Enjoy panoramic views while increasing your energy efficiency and natural ventilation.
  • Greatly increase the amount of natural light in your rooms.
  • Convenient bottom operation – the perfect choice for loft conversions with windows in easy reach.

A top hinged roof window is easy to operate even with furniture placed directly under it. And without compromising the easy operation, you can install it lower to get an excellent view both when standing and when seated.

Electric Venting Skylights

  • GGU roof windows are only available for special order.
  • Convenient – even with furniture placed beneath the roof window.
  • Easy to open and quick to close with the top control bar.
  • Low installation allows for more flexibility and better views.


Ideal for rooms with a high humidity like kitchens and bathrooms but they will fit in nicely in any room because of their modern and contemporary look.

Comes with a top control bar which allows you to pull it once for background ventilation and twice to open the window and can rotate 180 degrees.

Difference between Skylights and Roof Windows

The main difference between skylights and roof windows is that skylights are slightly more versatile. Skylights can be mounted to a curb, which offers more installation options. Roof windows, on the other hand, must be installed in the same orientation and plane as the surrounding roof at a minimum 15˚ pitch.

When we get VELUX-specific, roof windows and skylights have a few more nuanced differences. Our skylights, for example, are compatible with a wider range of blinds compared to roof windows. And our roof windows, since they’re all manually operated, are not compatible with VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO.

So, are you ready to play Which to Install When: Skylights and Roof Windows edition?

GXU- Roof access window

  • Easy roof access for repairs, maintenance, emergency and egress.
  • Locking device keeps sash in open position.
  • Slim sash and frame appearance.
  • Ventilation flap.
  • Can be installed as a left hinged or right hinged roof access window.

We recommend this roof window if you have to place your roof window in a high position, such as a high knee wall.

GDL- CABRIO® balcony roof window

  • Balcony in seconds
  • Terrace – a door to the outside
  • Top half opens like a traditional roof window

Add extra daylight, fresh air and direct access to the outdoors with these innovative windows. Choose CABRIO if you’d like to add a balcony to your home or choose a roof terrace window to make use of unused roof space.

Roof Windows provide high intensity, direct light

Roof windows provide that bright daylight we enjoy so much. Actually, not only it is enjoyable, but it turns out it’s so important to our overall health!

 “Daylight has been used for centuries as the primary source of light in interiors and has been an implicit part of architecture for as long as buildings have existed. Not only does it replace electric light during daytime, reducing energy use for lighting, it also influences both heating and cooling loads, which makes it an important parameter of an energy efficient design. Additionally, recent research has proved that daylight provides an array of health and comfort benefits that make it essential for buildings’ occupants.” DEIC Book, Velux

Daylight is associated with:

  • A positive attitude
  • Enhanced morale
  • Less fatigue and
  • Reduced eyestrain