Why Choose a Roof Lantern

When planning a building or renovation project, is it a great opportunity to increase natural light into the property. With single-storey extensions, a popular choice for adding space, the roof area is the perfect zone to add additional glazing. However, there are a few options available, so which do you choose? Roof windows or roof lights are typically flat and flush with the roof which can limit the light they let in. To maximise the natural light available consider a pitched roof lantern. In this post, we look at why you should choose a roof lantern and discuss their many benefits.

why choose a roof lantern

The Benefit of Natural Light

In the winter months especially it is important for our health to have regular exposure to natural light. Natural light enables our bodies to produce vitamin D which supports healthy bones and muscles. When we experience natural daylight, we become more alert and productive. As we spend so much of our time indoors, it’s more important than ever to create indoor spaces flooded with natural light.

Roof Light vs Roof Lantern

Roof lights are also known as skylights. These are flat glazing roof windows fitted flush in line with the roof. Some roof lights are fitted as permanently closed while others have an opening mechanism. As roof lights are normally recessed, they are the same height as the roof and often not visible from the outside. Due to being flat, roof lights limit the light they can let in and can be hard to keep clean.

A roof lantern is an addition to the roof. A lantern adds extra height to the roof space as it sits above the roof and captures light from all angles. When working within a tight budget, people can often think they can’t afford to choose a roof lantern. The PVCU skypod roof lanterns are an affordable option. You can select from different frame colours and they are easy to maintain with self-cleaning glass supplied as standard.

Why Choose A Roof Lantern?

A roof lantern is the best way to add extra glazing to a flat roof. With versatile size options, they can be used for a new development or a refurbishment. Because a roof light sits above the roof, it adds extra height to the room and creates a great sense of space.

The angled design of a roof lantern enables them to capture light from all sides. Even on a dull day, the benefits are obvious. Roof lanterns have an energy-efficient design and regulate temperature helping rooms keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

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