Roof skylight options for buildings are most commonly seen on building extensions and loft conversions, however, they are not just for residential properties. Skylights and the benefits they offer can also be installed in a variety of commercial buildings and workplaces. All buildings regardless of their purpose can suffer from lack of light, poorly placed windows, and lack of suitable ventilation. Skylights are a simple way to overcome these issues and your warehouse, shop, or office space could just as easily benefit from the inclusion of a flat roof skylight.
One of the main issues with traditional windows is the amount of space they require. The wall area they occupy cannot be used for anything else without blocking out the light and reducing the ventilation they provide. The use of the area directly in front of the window is also restricted for the same reasons. This means that you need to account for this space when designing your floor plan. This affects a host of commercial buildings, warehouses, and offices.
All of this means that you may need to lease or buy a property that is larger than you want, just to get the clear floor and wall space that you need; this can be frustrating and costly. Not only do you have the additional cost of the property but also the additional costs of running the property such as heating, lighting, and property rates. Installing a roof skylight is one way to reduce all these issues. A fixed skylight reduces the need to have traditional windows installed. While you may still need them, you can limit them to those that are completely necessary without reducing the amount of natural light coming into the building.
This means you can better utilise your wall space to meet your business’ needs. The addition of a fixed flat roof skylight also means you can reduce the size of the building you need and therefore reduce your overheads. Of course, you could still go for the larger building and use your newly found free space to expand your business.
Increased space, better organisation, and improved use of wall storage are not the only benefits associated with installing roof lights. If you choose opening skylights for flat roofs, you can also improve ventilation and natural light distribution throughout your workspace. While traditional windows provide both natural light and ventilation, the light is limited by the positioning not only of the window but also of the buildings around it. If you are surrounded by buildings that are of the same height or are taller, then they may block much of the light that the window is designed to let in. You may also find that in these situations, airflow is also affected and that any air that the windows do let in is far from fresh or inviting.
Not only do opening glass skylights for flat roofs have better access to the light, but they are also able to capture it for longer as the sun moves across the sky during the day. Depending on the structure of your building, you may also find that you have greater choice when it comes to where these windows are positioned. This means that you can make the most of the light that you capture. Where you choose roof windows that open, you can also take advantage of the cleaner air above your building. You can also ventilate your workspace with less risk of sudden gusts coming through a wall window and spreading paperwork across your office or having to chase merchandise across the floor.
While rooflights can help you reduce the amount of office or workspace you need, they can also be used to help you expand into new spaces without needing to move to new premises. If you work in a building that has an attic or loft space, then adding a roof skylight allows you to better use that space. The addition of light and ventilation can create a new office space, an improved storage space, or even a staff break-room. This, in turn, allows you to better use other spaces within the building. Better organisation of space can be a turning point in a business’ fortunes. It can allow you to more precisely know what stock you have, to better organise your paperwork and records, and to store things more effectively and safely.
Better use of space can also improve the working environment of your team and that is always a positive for your business. If you are not currently looking to expand your business or have no need to add space, you could still find benefits in opening up new parts of your building. Adding skylights for pitched roof structures allows you to create new offices or workrooms that you can then rent out. If you run a hairdressing salon, barbers, or holistic healing centre, these can be used as additional treatment rooms, and the income can be used to improve your business however it is needed. To fulfil the potential that a skylight can offer, you need the services of an experienced glass company, such as Toughened Glass Systems.
At Toughened Glass Systems, we have the experience and expertise required to help you make the most of your workspace, regardless of your sector. We offer a wide range of roof skylight options and always start by listening to what it is you want to achieve with your new windows. You can view some of our previous projects on our website at https://toughenedglasssystems.co.uk, where you will also find our product range and testimonials from happy customers. To get your project started, call one of the team on 0203 633 3224 today.