Not only does having a Rooflight make your room appear bigger and boost your mood, they also help with making the winter months seem a lot shorter with the following benefits.
Our bodies crave natural light to make us feel better, happier and healthier and rooflights are the most effective way to maximise this
All our bespoke rooflights allow as much light to fill your home as possible
Maximising natural light means reducing your reliance on artificial lighting. Fortunately, this dramatically reduces your energy costs without comprising any light
Our rooflights allow the natural warmth of the sun to penetrate throughout your home during the colder months
At this time of year, people rarely open the windows and rooflights because of the temperature but it actually traps pollutants and cuts fresh air. The simple act of opening a rooflight can drastically reduce this pollution.
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What are the Benefits of Duraglaze Rooflights?
We will demonstrate some of the benefits of purchasing from our Duraglaze range:
Maximum light exposure
The minimalistic frame and high quality glass allow as much light to come through the rooflight as possible
The frame of a Duraglaze rooflight is barely visible from the interior providing a clean and sleek look
Easy to maintain
No indoor frame means that you will only have to clean the glass, which just requires a periodic cleaning every now and then
High quality glass
We use the best quality glass on our rooflights which gives beautiful clear sunlight into your home
A silicone seal is applied to the external glass and frame edges to ensure good air tightness
Easy to fit
Our Duraglaze rooflights come with instructions and are extremely quick and easy to install
Double or triple glazed options
Our glass is available as double or triple glazed to control heat loss and noise reduction
Different glass options available
Different glass options are available such as clear, solar controlled or self-cleaning
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Why Choose Polycarbonate Rooflights?
There’s so much choice when it comes to picking the best rooflight for your property. Different shapes, sizes, materials and colours. Our team are always on hand to help you make the right decision and our helpful blogs are here to give you more information on the things you want to know most.
Polycarbonate is a popular choice of material for rooflights and here’s the top reasons why people choose this option:
Clear light transmission
Polycarbonate is naturally transparent, allowing high levels of clarity and the same light transmission as glass
It’s a tough material, very durable with exceptional impact strength
Polycarbonate can be manufactured with a tint for those who would like less light or require more privacy
Clear for longer
Materials like polycarbonate are less likely to become discoloured over time than some other materials meaning the light clarity will last much longer
Polycarbonate rooflights are extremely long lasting when handled and maintained correctly
Thermal performance can be enhanced
Whilst not as naturally thermal as glass, polycarbonate can be made to increase thermal performance
All of our roof lights meet Building Regulations in regards to fire-resistant properties but polycarbonate is a naturally fire-resistant material, accepting a lot of heat exposure.
You’ve decided to buy a rooflight – you want clear glass, double glazed, hatch access but what about the frame? There’s many factors to consider when purchasing a rooflight, here we give you six of the best reasons why a UPVC frame will be the perfect fit.
1.Easy to Maintain
A UPVC rooflight frame provides a smooth finish which not only looks good but means it is easy to maintain and wipe clean. The ease of maintenance means that the UPVC rooflight will last longer than other materials.
2.Great Thermal Properties
A UVPC frame is also a good way to save money on your heating bills. While you may have double glazed glass in your rooflights, insulation qualities of the frame can be equally important. UPVC material is renowned for its thermal properties – saving you money and it is better for the environment.
3. It Looks Nice
As well as matching windows and French doors in your house, a UPVC frame is aesthetically pleasing. With a smooth finish the material won’t rust, rot, flake or fade meaning it will stay looking good for longer.
UPVC is a very durable material, withstanding more than metal or wood – which can be essential in the unpredictable UK weather.
5. Almost Soundproof
As well as not letting cold air in, the UPVC frame is also efficient at keeping outside noise out. Though rooflights are not completely soundproof, a UPVC frame does help to stop you hearing too much outside noise in your home.
6. It’s High Quality and Cost Effective
They are a cost effective frame. Possibly the most important reason for some is that a UPVC frame is less costly than other materials whilst still being of the highest quality.
Let Some Natural Light Into Your Home With Duraglaze
Duraglaze glass rooflights are an easy way to brighten a room and make it look more spacious in a way artificial light can’t achieve. There are several things to consider when choosing a rooflight for your home, such as:
Which rooms will Duraglaze work best in?
Glass rooflights can be used in any room that isn’t built on top of. They’re great for sky rooms, lofts and dining rooms.
Are they easy to maintain?
Once installed the windows are very easy to maintain with nothing needed other than occasional cleaning. We offer rooflights with features such as self-cleaning and solar control. The external part of the rooflight offers an integrated water management system that sheds water.
Should I choose fixed or opening?
Most of our Duraglaze rooflights are available as fixed with no ventilation or we can offer hinged products that can be opened to provide ventilation to the room.
For opening rooflights, should I choose manual or electric?
Manually operated units are supplied with a brass telescopic mechanism and are operated by a winding rod to add as much or as little ventilation as you would like. Electric hinged rooflights are easier to open with a wall mounted button but can be harder to control how much ventilation you require.
Will they fit in my roof?
All our rooflights come in a range of different dimensions and we can even create bespoke sizes to suit your individual needs. Click here to see our full range of sizes.
As one of the very few manufacturers in the UK of rooflights, we have put together seven benefits to buy rooflights directly from a manufacturer and why Direct Rooflights is a key supplier of choice:
You know where your rooflight is coming from. If you buy from Direct Rooflights our products are all made on our own site in Northumberland which spans more than 85,000 square feet.
There is a greater variety to choose from. Not everyone has the same amount of space for a skylight and when you order direct you can choose from a range of styles and sizes that may not be available from some suppliers.
When you buy rooflights directly from the manufacturer, it’s much more cost effective than buying from a middle man company. When you buy direct you will get the product for the lowest price.
When you order from a manufacturing company you get the product delivered directly to your door. There’s no extra waiting time for your delivery as it is produced and distributed from our Northumberland site.
Buy rooflights from Direct Rooflights directly, gives you a 12 month warranty.
When your rooflight is delivered it is already fully assembled making it easy to fit.
All of our skylights are designed and manufactured by a team of highly trained staff . As we produce the product onsite our staff have full technical knowledge of our products that a second supplier may not have.
If you have a flat roof in either your home or office space, a great way to brighten up what can often be a very dull space without good lighting is to have a flat roof light installed and enjoy one of the earth’s natural resources – the sun.
Flat rooflights, also known as skylights, offer a broad range of benefits, including:
Increase the Ventilation in Your Property
Through regularly opening your rooflight, which is very easy to do following the instructions provided with all of Direct Rooflights products, you can allow built up warm air to be naturally released, thus increasing the ventilation and creating a more hospitable environment
Increase the Aesthetics of Your Building
Flat roof lights are a great feature to have and studies have shown that people thrive better both mentally and physically when exposed to natural light.
Increase Your Energy Efficiency
Reduce the need during the summer months to have your lighting on all of the time and let the natural light fill the room via a roof light.
Which Rooflight Material is Best for My Requirements?
Choosing the right rooflight to suit your needs can be complex – and this is where we can help.
In order to aid the decision-making process, we have put together a brief guide outlining the range of polycarbonate and glass rooflights that are available:
Generally, a glass rooflight is only suitable when used in conjunction with flat panes, insulated units or if attached to a glazing bar system. If choosing a glass rooflight, considerations should be taken in regards to the weight of the rooflight itself which can often be in excess of 40kg/sq.m. Therefore, it is important to check that the structure will support the glass rooflight, particularly if it is a large rooflight.
Resistant to UV degradation, glass offers an ideal futureproof solution as aesthetically it will not suffer from weather exposure.
Direct Rooflight offers a range of high quality double and triple glazing compliant solutions that are very competitive in price. Within our glass rooflight range we offer the following:
As a thermoplastic material, polycarbonate can be reformed, for example into a dome shape. Polycarbonate rooflights can be extruded into flat sheets for use in a single bar system as well as into a multiwall-structured sheet.
Polycarbonate rooflights offer excellent performance and boast greater rigidity. With exceptional strength polycarbonate rooflights also offer outstanding resistance when it comes to distributing loads evenly in roofing applications.
Direct Rooflights offer a range of high quality polycarbonate rooflights available in both dome and pyramid shape with a range of ventilation options. Within our polycarbonate rooflight range we offer the following:
Natural lighting is an important tool in attaining sustainability. The generation of electricity is one of the largest contributors of pollution, which produces harmful chemicals such as sulfur dioxide, carbon and mercury emissions. Production of electric power can also be linked with other environmental issues such as the impact on water quality, increased production wastes, and increased industrial zones. Therefore, reduction in the use of artificial lighting is vital. Here are a few benefits that come with the use of natural lighting.
Reduced energy consumption. The lessened dependency on artificial lighting can help reduce the use of electricity by as much as 10%.
Reduction of mildew or mold built-up. Most diseases, especially chronic respiratory problems are often associated with bacterial and fungal built up in damp areas such as basements and bathrooms. Natural lighting can naturally lessen the production of harmful organisms and sunlight is considered to be one of the best natural disinfectants.
Healthy dose of vitamin D. Ample amount of sunlight can prevent vitamin D and B1 deficiency that may cause diseases such as rickets and beriberi.
-Improved performance due to change in working environment. Many case studies have been conducted that show a significant improved performance on employees where natural lighting have been encouraged in their work environment.
Increased visual appeal in interiors. Natural illumination is still the best type of lighting system used in interior design and can be a challenging, yet rewarding task to successfully incorporate it into a structure or building.
All in all, natural lighting offers an array of long-term benefits that affect the overall health of our living world.
Considering a natural light solution? Visit our product range for competitively priced rooflights with no compromise on quality.