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Why Polycarbonate is Right for You

For energy efficient buildings it is required to use rooflights with high U-value. In this case our Polycarbonate products are the superior choice for your skylight material, here’s why:


Our polycarbonate roof lights are robust yet minimalistic, offering a smart solution that allows natural light to fill a room. This product is extremely resilient – being one of its main selling points – it is able to withstand impact and is virtually shatter-proof. Polycarbonate rooflights are also extremely long lasting when handled and maintained correctly. Despite this longevity, polycarbonate is also unique because, as long as it has a tint or filter applied, it does not discolour over time meaning the light clarity will last much longer.


Polycarbonate has the edge when it comes to other green issues: it takes less energy to produce than competing products and, unlike fibreglass/other glass alternatives, it is easily recyclable.


Polycarbonate has very low thermal conductivity which makes it a good insulator. Whilst not as naturally thermal as glass, polycarbonate can be made to increase thermal performance. Plus, all of our roof lights meet Building Regulations in regard to fire-resistant properties, but polycarbonate is a naturally fire-resistant material, accepting a lot of heat exposure.

Our rooflights are extremely eco-friendly and will continue to support sustainable housing. So, when you’re next working on a renovation project consider how you can recycle your old windows and replace them with new modern eco-friendly ones here at Direct Rooflights.


Hinged kerb rooflight

Installing a roof light in your home or workplace is a big decision and there are a range of things we suggest you consider before choosing.

Our blog this month focuses on everything you should think about to purchase the rooflight that’s right for you. 

Where will your rooflight be installed?  Most of us choose to install rooflights to maximise natural light into our home. Make sure when you do this you think about choosing the right type of glass, you want your room to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

We offer several different styles and features to guarantee you pick the rooflight that’s best for you:

  • Flat Glass
    Our specialist, duraglaze flat glass roof lights create maximum daylight exposure thanks to their minimalistic framework design. Available in clear double-glazed units, solar controlled, self-cleaning glass, or bespoke configurations these provide an ideal solution for maximum sunlight.
  • Pyramids
    These attract sunlight from all angles throughout the day, so your home or workplace will always be flooded with natural light. Our duraglaze pyramid rooflight is fixed and comes – if needed – with a uPVC kerb, in a range of dimensions and with a range of custom colour choice.
  • Trapeziums
    Are a classic rooflight style and – like our pyramid range – come in a selection of dimensions and colour choices with a uPVC kerb should it be needed,  

With prices starting from as little as £63.25 for a polycarbonate model, you can be sure that at Direct Rooflights we have every option to make sure you choose the rooflight that best suits your style, budget and design requirements.

For more information on adding a rooflight to your property, call us on 01679 821166 or email at info@directrooflights.co.uk.