Flat roof skylight windows are an attractive addition to any building without a pitched or sloping roof. Not only will a flat roof skylight offer plenty of natural light without detracting from available wall space in your new room, the additional light will also make the space look bigger and brighter. This is a boon while you are using the room as a living space, but also adds to the potential value of your property should you come to sell it in the future. But what other benefits are there to installing these types of windows in a flat roofed building? Here, we look at two further aspects.
As the demand for housing increases in the UK, the land available for building reduces and properties are built in increasingly close proximity to each other. This means that privacy becomes an ever more important consideration for homeowners and even business owners who may perhaps use their premises for commercially sensitive projects. One great feature of flat roof skylight windows, even when sited in a single storey extension, is that they can avoid scenarios where passers-by can see into your building. In the domestic context, this might be especially important in spaces that are used as bathrooms, for instance. Of course, you could opt for frosted glass in wall-mounted windows or install blinds or curtains, but these reduce the amount of daylight coming into the building. Fixed roof windows skylights, on the other hand, give you the option of privacy without having to block any of the natural light with these types of window coverings.
When you are choosing between different options for a new flat roof extension with skylight, you’ll notice that fixed windows – that is, ones that do not open – are overall cheaper than the alternative. But it’s worth extending your budget, if possible, to incorporate an opening skylight. This will allow for efficient ventilation of the room in question, which is a particularly important consideration in spaces used as bathrooms, for instance. We all know that warm air rises, and so where better to site a window for the release of that excess heat in warm weather than in the roof? Make sure you opt for an opening rooflight if you want to benefit from more hospitable conditions inside during those hot summer months. Along with better ventilation, TGS skylights can also improve security, allowing you to open windows freely in summer while reducing the chances of opportunistic thefts.
A good glazing company can supply the fullest range of options, and that’s exactly what you need if you’re looking for flat roof skylight windows for a new or existing flat roof. We’re able to offer advice on the right kinds of windows for your own personal requirements and the type of property you want them installed in. Why not give Toughened Glass Systems a ring today on 020 3633 3224 or email us at [email protected]? You can also outline your query on the contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible to talk you through the options.