turn a roof window into a balcony with velux's cabrio system

turn a roof window into a balcony with velux's cabrio system

window manufacturer velux has come up with a new system that adds not only light and air to your interior spaces but also a balcony. dubbed the cabrio, this window system is perfect for attic rooms or any dark interior space under a pitched roof.

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the cabrio system by velux can go from roof window to balcony is just a few seconds. it is installed like a skylight but can be opened in two ways, transforming itself into a personal balcony. in order to achieve this result, the upper section is top-hung and opens outwards and up while the bottom section unfolds into a transparent balcony complete with protective side railings. not only does it add a few extra space to your interiors, but also provides fresh air and natural light into dark areas.



velux’s cabrio system comes with a clear coated pine finish for the interior side, and multiple frame colors for the exteriors. it is available in one size: outside frame (w” x h”) 37-1/16 x 99-1/4 and rough opening/ finished frame (w” x h”) 39-3/8 x 101. it’s estimated value with installation fee included ranges from $4,450-$4,850USD to replace a skylight with a cabrio and $5,350-$5,950USD for a completely new installation.



project info:


name: cabrio

manufacturer: velux

dimensions: outside frame (w” x h”) 37-1/16 x 99-1/4 and rough opening/ finished frame (w” x h”) 39-3/8 x 101

price: $5,350-$5,950USD (new installation)

  • A little pricey, but a great idea. (I, however, will never again puncture a roof for ‘style’ – they always leak or degrade much more rapidly than the rest of the roof.


    Jimmy Xi says:

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