With house prices rising, rooflights make a fantastic home improvement by increasing the amount of natural light into your rooms. However, choosing the right rooflight for your home can be a daunting task. With a multitude of options and copious amounts of technical jargon, deciphering which one to choose is no easy feat!
To untangle this plethora of information we spoke to Gavin Helgeson, who provided some in-depth expertise on what to look for when buying a rooflight. Read on to find out more…
Both roof lights and roof lanterns have their benefits, but what is the difference? In what situation would one be better than the other? Here we take a look at the pros and cons of roof lanterns vs rooflights, what to look out for and in what situations each makes an ideal addition to your home.
In general rooflights (or just to add to the confusion, skylights!) is a generic term used to describe a myriad of different roof-based glazing systems. This might be stock rooflights or a bespoke skylight. It could be for a large unit or a small domestic rooflight. Rooflights can be used on flat roofs and pitched roofs, so as you can see – there is no real defining factor between roof lights and skylights. In general, skylights are used more widely in the USA and the term rooflights is used more widely in UK and Europe.
Now we have the generic terms for roof lights covered, let’s take a look at the common differences between a roof light and a roof lantern:
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We are excited to announce the latest addition to our expanding product range. A variant of of high popular sliding rooflight, this version allows us to manufacture much larger sliding rooflights with a mid section that opens to almost full length. This new bi parting sliding rooflight is also fully self supporting with the slide components supports concealed neatly within the frame. This is a fully electric sliding rooflight and comes with a manual override capability. Designed primarily for flat roofs but also has the ability to be installed on pitched roofs with a pitch upto 20°. For more information visit our product page or alternatively call us on 0116 2610710.
Introducing our latest addition to our product range. Our NEW Ridge rooflight. Designed to be installed over the apex or ridge of a pitched roof. Self supported glass to glass structurally bonded, sleek and contemporary in design. Designed to be installed within a pitch angle of between 10° and 70°. If required this product can accommodate asymmetrical roof pitches and can also incorporate different rooflight slope lengths on either side.
We are very proud that our products have been featured on BBC 2’s popular house renovation programme “The £100k House – Tricks of the Trade”.
Click here to watch the show on BBC iplayer and see what an awesome effect Cath and Rob created with our ‘frameless’ contemporary roof lantern.
As a market leader in rooflights our aim is to provide affordable, superior quality products and exemplary customer service.