Roof Lights, or skylights as they are often known, are one of the most cost effective and permanent ways to provide natural daylight to a loft conversion or even a complete factory, warehouse or industrial working complex.
Roof lights can be fitted to both pitched and flat roofs and are available in a number of different styles and shapes. CFR Roofing
will be pleased to discuss the various options available for your type of roof.
Traditionally, roof lights
tend to be flat and rectangular in shape. Whilst this is the recommended style for a pitched roof because it follows the natural contour of the roof line, there are no such restrictions for flat roofs. Raised roof lights in the form of curved domes, angles or four-sided pyramids for example, can provide substantially more daylight to the room below than a traditional flat rectangular window.
Whilst conventional roof lights are superb for adding much needed natural light to the rooms immediately below the roof, they are of limited use for internal rooms like offices. But help is at hand in the form of light tunnels
, which are extremely effective at providing natural daylight where it is most needed.
These days most roof lights are double-glazed using K-glass, providing a high degree of thermal insulation as well, which tends to keep heat in during winter whilst keeping heat out during the summer. Multi-layered polycarbonate and acrylic are also available for roof lights, providing an alternative to double glazing.