Glass Skylights: Best for a Flat Roof?
Roof lanterns and skylights are attractive additions to any flat roof, whether it is an existing flat roof on a property, or part of an extension. Through the installation of skylights you can make a massive, positive, impact on the structure in place, and turn a property into a welcoming, warm, light and airy home. Maximising the amount of natural daylight that can stream into a property enhances the comfort that those living within it feel, as well as helping to increase the valuation of the property should the owner wish to remortgage or sell the property at a later date.
Another major benefit to adding a glass skylight to a flat roof extension is that it can help you improve the ventilation of the interior of the property, whether to help with the ventilation in a bathroom, or with a kitchen, where there is often a much greater need for ventilation due to extra layers of condensation. In some cases an access roof light can even be used to add an extra surprise element to a flat roof property, with a roof terrace providing extra space above the extension or room below. This is obviously climate dependent, but it is an attractive option for many people.
Glass skylights are the perfect addition to a flat roof for those reasons above. There is of course, planning restrictions on what you can do with the elevation of a glass skylight on a flat roof, with a limited up-stand for a skylight to sit on. That is why it is vital that you work with a specialist skylight supplier that has the experience of supplying and installing skylights that fit within the parameters that all builders, designers, and architects are working within.
The benefits of a skylight in that it brings plenty of ventilation and light into a property are well documented, but there are other factors to consider when choosing a skylight supplier. One area that can be overlooked is that of the impact of rainwater on a skylight. Especially in the UK where we have regular heavy rainfall over a consistent period of time there is a real worry that rainwater can damage skylights and the surrounding frames that they sit within on a flat roof. The right angle of installation and the design of the glass skylight mitigate against this type of disruption and allows for great management of the surface area.
A glass skylight is the perfect addition to a flat roof, but it is important to choose a supplier that understands all elements of a flat roof extension and provides skylights that are designed to meet planning restrictions, maximise the amount of light that comes flooding into a property, as well as minimises the impact of rainwater and other weather elements. A roof lantern and skylight supplier with a specialist edge will have that expert advice and guidance to keep your project working smoothly, and to meet all targets that have been set. An attractive glass skylight on a flat roof is a beautiful thing, adding elegance to an aesthetic.