The Sky’s the Limit to the Benefits of Rooflights
Rooflights bring a touch of class to the aesthetics of the home, allowing light in and opening up a view to the sky. Beyond the wow factor, skylights also bring a wider range of benefits for homes and businesses across the UK. Let’s take a closer look…
The energy saving benefits of rooflights simply cannot be overlooked. As the natural light and sunshine during the day can light and heat the rooms below, we can see straightaway that both lighting and supplementary heating can be reduced. This can prove particularly beneficial with flat roof extensions, which can sometimes traditionally be dimly lit.
From an environmental perspective, the energy saving benefits of rooflights can support the reduction of the home’s overall carbon footprint. Modern skylights are built to last and are often fully recyclable when they do become redundant or removed.
Wide range of design options
With almost limitless design and operational options, rooflights can support any style and taste. They help to increase the aesthetics of any room and can make the space appear larger with a clear view to the sky above.
Rooflights come in all shapes and sizes and can include:
- Sky pods
- Flat roof skylights
- Walkable rooflights
- Access hatches
- Dormer windows
- Domed light boxes
- And much more.
On a flat roof project, skylights have traditionally been vulnerable in the past, garnering them a reputation, especially in the 1970s and 80s. However, today’s rooflights have built-in security kerbs and other innovative features that make them highly secure installations.
Skylights have become much more straightforward to install in recent years, and some are designed to work with particular roofing systems. We stock an extensive range of rooflights to suit EPDM, for example. Brett Martin skylights have watertight kerbs that effectively trap the membrane and seal around these traditionally vulnerable points of the installation.
More and more homeowners are handling certain aspects of major jobs themselves and looking for easier to install products. Even if DIY isn’t the answer for the entire project, using these types of materials can help to reduce labour time for the professionals too.
Buying rooflights for your projects
Here at PermaRoof Store, we stock a wide range of flat roof skylights to buy online and off-the-shelf in various sizes. Beautiful, affordable and high performance, the Brett Martin Mardome range includes dome and flat glass roof lights.
A part of the wider PermaGroup, The Skylight Company has a further range that includes pitched roof windows, Velux, Sun Tubes, Walk-On Rooflights and much, much more. Visit the Skylight Company to find out more or give the team at PermaRoof Store a call today and let’s talk about your projects.