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How to Make the Most of Natural Light With a Flat Roof Skylight

Lighting is one of the most important features in your home, especially the amount of natural light that enters your property. Light is essential for our wellbeing. It affects our mood, helps us to get on with day-to-day tasks and draws attention to features in and around the home.

However, in the UK, where our climate is so changeable, it’s important to make the most of as much natural daylight as possible. If you have gloomy, dark areas around your home, you might want to consider the installation of a rooflight to allow more natural light to flood into your home, brighten spaces and also make these areas seem bigger and more inviting.

Rooflights, such as roof lanterns and flat skyflights can make such a difference to your space, transforming once dull and dingy areas into bright and welcoming rooms with lots more potential.

What is a Rooflight?

Rooflights, as their name suggests, are glazed units that are installed in your roof to allow natural light to enter. In fact, a rooflight can allow up to 40% more natural light into a room than a conventional window. Cost effective and easy to install, flat rooflights are one of the most effective means of bringing more light into your home without adding to the height of your roof or taking up valuable wall space.

Other Benefits of Flat Rooflights

The great thing about flat rooflights is that they are known as retro-fit products. This means they can be installed into an existing flat roof structure as easily as they can in a new build structure. Whether you have a flat roof extension or a conservatory orangery that you would like to make lighter and brighter, a flat rooflight may be the answer.

In addition to being suitable for more modern buildings, flat rooflights are also suitable for protected buildings where new windows might not be permitted. They are also often exempt from planning permission as they do not overlook neighbouring properties like some windows do.

Where Can Rooflights Be Positioned?

Rooflights really come into their own when they are positioned over a feature or practical point within the home, such as a staircase, kitchen island or living or dining area. If you have a larger space and really want to create the wow factor, you might want to consider more than one rooflight. A run of multiple rooflights will add lots of additional light to what was once a dark space.

Aluminium flat rooflights offer an attractive, durable and maintenance-free alternative to wooden and UPVC rooflights. On the inside, they should appear frameless, maximising the glazed area and the amount of natural light that enters your home. Our flat rooflights use a slimmer frame resulting in minimal external and internal sightlines and a beautiful flush glazed appearance. The result is a stunning and functional glazed feature that draws the eye upwards and which allows light to flood into the room below.

Get a Quote

To find out more about our flat rooflights or any of the products in our range, speak to our team today. We’d be delighted to tell you more. To allow even more natural light into your home, why not ask us about our sliding doors and bi-fold doors?

Call us on 01245 401196 to find out more.