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  • Roof Lanterns Vs Rooflights – Which To Choose?

    roof lantern and rooflight

    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.


    What is the difference between a roof light and a roof lantern?

    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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  • How Much Are Roof Lanterns?

    exterior vie of Duplus pyramid rooflight on a flat roof

    So, just how much are Roof Lanterns?


    This question gets asked a lot and in addition – ‘Are Roof Lanterns Expensive??’.


    Of course, there is no fixed price due to a multitude of options available that can include:


    • Size – How big is the roof lantern that is required?
    • Shape – Does the roof lantern need to be in a certain shape such or wall- abutting?
    • Security – Is the roof lantern going to be used within a new build?
    • Additional Options – Will the roof lantern have a non-standard tint and/or solar performance control?

    These questions help to understand how much a roof lantern will cost and provide an accurate estimation.


    In general, the smaller a roof lantern is, the less expensive it is to manufacture and produce. Secure options increase the cost, due to the additional glazing to exceed building regulation standards and are fully tested with certification provided. Non-standard finishes such as blue, bronze, grey and solar performance control add additional coatings based on a square meter pricing. This means you only pay for what you actually need. the larger the roof lantern, the more specialist coating is required.
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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    Duplus Architectural Systems Ltd are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation via the recommended sources and in line with the available Government and Public Health England guidelines.

    Unless otherwise instructed, we intend to provide a normal service whilst protecting our staff and customers as much as possible.

    As of today, we have asked all our technical sales team to limit face to face contact as and where possible and to use alternative communication methods in the form of email or telephone. We ask anyone wishing to visit Duplus or our showroom, to make alternative arrangements and liaise via the aformentioned communication methods.

    We have implemented procedures that will enable staff to work remotely should that become necessary and have instigated additional measures to limit potential exposure to the virus and to continue operating come what may.

    We will keep you updated of any further developments that could impact on the service we provide.

    Thank you and please be safe.

    Duplus Architectural Systems Ltd

  • So Proud……

    Trustpilot and Duplus

    We don’t like blowing our own trumpet, that’s why we let our customers do it for us. A big thank you to all our customers for making us the number one rooflight company and for achieving an outstanding score of 4.9 out of 5 with our Trustpilot reviews.

  • Come and See Us……

    Come and see us at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show NEC March 28-31st. We’ll have products on display and a chance to discuss your requirements with our technical staff. We look forward to seeing you. Don’t forget to get in touch to receive your two free tickets.

    Duplus rooflights

    Duplus Stand D198