Glass skylight flat roof readymade designs are available for purchase in a range of standard shapes and dimensions from numerous hardware suppliers. While these can be suitable for some homes, there is no doubt that if you have anything approaching specialist requirements, or want the very best for your home, then it’s better to purchase from a specialist skylight firm. That way, you know the window that is installed has been made to measure and is fit for purpose. You also have the benefit of expert advice from a company that has designed and installed many different specifications of skylights for flat roof buildings, smoothing out any potential teething problems with your building project.
If you are planning on selling up and moving in the near future, then another factor to consider is the value a skylight can add to your home. It makes an attractive feature, introducing natural light to an otherwise dark loft space. But this will only be the case if the window in question is seen by prospective buyers and their surveyor as an asset. So, what kinds of considerations can fall through the gaps if you buy off-the-shelf solutions and don’t take professional advice? The most important factors for a flat roof glass skylight are, of course, safety and security.
For instance, roof lights should always be at least double glazed, with the external pane made of toughened glass. There are heat efficiency requirements to consider, as well as ensuring installation is planned so rainwater flows off. If your flat roof skylight will be walked upon, then it is critical that guidelines for uniformly distributed and concentrated loads are followed.
If you’re looking for glass skylights for flat roofs, you can do no better than take advice from us, the specialists, at Toughened Glass Systems. See details of our extensive range of features on our website. Feel free to speak to us on 020 3633 3224, or you can email us at [email protected] if you have queries about the products and options we have on offer.