Update Your Home with a Roof Light

Skylight

roof lightA roof light is an easy and cost effective way to add some natural light into a room and provide a modern update.

A clear glass skylight can make a room feel bigger, brighter and can add a dramatic feature to the room. The rooflight can act as a focal feature to a room, especially if you like a minimalist look, due to the amount of light coming from it. And what’s more, a lot more light will flow into a room from a roof light than a traditional wall-based window.

Some people who are building extensions prefer a rooflight with contrasting walls rather than a traditional conservatory. This is known as a ‘skyroom’ and gives the luxurious and relaxing feel of a conservatory whilst also counter-acting the problems of conservatories often being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. This makes the skyroom more suitable for all year round.

Rooflights can work for other extensions as well. A loft conversion would benefit greatly from a skylight to provide some natural light into the area. This gives the illusion of space to an otherwise small area. It also has the benefits of providing a peaceful rooftop view, fresh air and some much needed ventilation during the hot summer months.

Roof lights can work for almost any room instantly giving it a modern update and making it appear brighter and more spacious. Some people opt to have a skylight in their bedroom but roller blinds should be added as you don’t want your room to be too light at night in the summer.

If you would like to know how you could give your home a modern update with a roof light call us on: 01670821166 on or send us an email at: info@directrooflights.co.uk.

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Tips Guide on Maintaining Your Rooflights

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The rooflights that we design, manufacture and supply have a guaranteed lifespan of over 20 years if maintained correctly. In order to ensure that you get the maximum lifespan from your rooflight – as with any fittings – we would recommend that you carry out regular maintenance.

As such, we advise that once you have had your rooflight fitted to carry out the following:

 Cleaning

Typically, rooflights can be prone to getting dirtier as they are more exposed to elements such as air pollution, rainwater and bird dropping, in comparison to standard windows. However, they can easily be cleaned both on the interior and exterior using any standard glass cleaning solution, such as warm water with a mild detergent. We recommend that you should clean your rooflight at least once every six months using a soft cloth or sponge.

Harsh cleaning solutions and hard brushes should never be used. If in doubt, always check the label of any solution you are using for further advice.

Alternatively, within our range of duraglaze glass rooflight options, we offer glazing solutions with self-cleaning glass options. To find out more about this, please call our office on  01670 821166.

 Condensation

To avoid condensation – which occurs when there is a vast difference in temperature from outside to inside – we recommend that you can do small things such as using your extractor fan in the kitchen and bathroom, and also try to dry clothes outside whenever possible.

 Want to know more?

If you need any advice at all on, please feel free to call one of our team members on 01670 821166 who will be more than happy to help with any questions at all. Alternatively, drop us an enquiry at info@directrooflights.co.uk.