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How to choose Rooflights

Rooflights can provide the perfect solution for bringing more light into a space. Whether installed into a converted loft or into the roof of a new extension, a rooflight can offer up to 40 per cent more natural light.

There’s plenty to consider when choosing the right one for you and with so many options out there, where do you start? We suggest here, with our comprehensive guide…

Where should rooflights be located?

One of the first things to consider, in order to get the most amount of daylight into the property, is where you will need to locate the windows. Maybe you are installing roof windows in a kitchen extension and you want to ensure there is plenty of light flooding in in the mornings. In which case you would be best installing east-facing windows if possible. Whereas, for creating greater light in a living room later in the day you might look to install in a more west-facing direction.

What size rooflight should you consider?

Obviously the bigger the window the more light. But consider balancing the size of your rooflights with other practicalities and the overall feel of your space. It might be tempting to opt for huge skylights, but this may result in a room becoming too bright or too warm.

Also, something to think about is the style of your property and interiors. If you live in a modern home or prefer a more modern look, choosing larger areas of glazing may work best. If you live in a listed building, then it is advisable to keep to smaller sizes.

How much do rooflights cost?

The cost of your rooflights depends on many different factors as listed above: the style you choose, the size, whether it’s double or triple glazed and other properties of the glass such as noise control or temperature control. At the basic end, our polycarbonate rooflights cost as little as £63.25 but for something more bespoke solutions start at around £600.

For more information on our products, please call 01670 821166 or email us at info@directrooflights.co.uk.