How Rooflights Can Benefit you and Your Property

A guide to the fantastic benefits of Rooflights

What are Rooflights?

Rooflights are essentially windows in the roof of your property, they allow natural light to enter a building from above and can be fixed, hinged, sliding and can be for the purpose of walking on.

Where can you install a Rooflight?

Rooflights can be installed in many different building types from Commercial properties to residential homes and can transform a space by basking it in natural light.

Can Rooflights reduce energy bills?

One of the main benefits to installing a rooflight in a building is that it will undoubtedly reduce lighting bills, in most warehouses, offices and homes (particularly when working from home) good, high-quality lighting is required throughout the day, in larger buildings it can be very difficult to get close enough to an exterior wall with a window so therefore artificial lighting will no doubt be required.

Rooflights bring high quality daylight to central spaces within a building, taking advantage of those large spaces to help distribute light across the floor of warehouses, open plan offices and homes.

Remember, this lighting is a free and unlimited resource, unlike Electric lighting.

 Why is Natural light so important?

Studies have shown that Natural light significantly improves your mood. Those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) will know this very well and are more than familiar with the negative shift in their mindset when the shorter days and darker evenings set in. The reason for this is most likely related to the affect that light has on the hypothalamus in the brain, which governs the body’s internal clock and the production of melatonin and serotonin…the happy hormones!

Those who are not exposed to a good amount of natural light are more likely to see a drop in their mood, and therefore, their productivity.

As employees, it is well worth considering that the creativity and productivity of your workforce could vastly be improved with the installation of a Rooflight which would expose employees to as much natural light as possible.

Can a Rooflight also provide ventilation?

Absolutely! Rooflights can be fixed or opening, therefore offering great ventilation opportunities for buildings.

Good air quality in the home or workplace will ensure a better standard of living and working, reducing condensation, and maintaining a controlled temperature.

This is particularly important during the summer months when sustained periods of heat make spaces feel particularly uncomfortable, Rooflights provide light and ventilation to help make day to day life a little easier.

Surely more windows in my property equals less privacy?

With homes being built increasingly closer together these days many of us can feel that if we add more windows to our property, we will end up losing out on privacy – let’s face it, no matter how much we like them, we don’t need the neighbours staring in at us when we are in our own homes!

Rooflights can provide a very practical, energy efficient and attractive solution to this problem.  offering light and ventilation from above to the most intimate spaces in your home without sacrificing your privacy.

Can a Rooflight help with Roofing maintenance?

Making sure there is a safe route of access to a roof is key to proper maintenance over time. Often building owners will need to rely on using a ladder to perform maintenance on their roofs, this can mean that Roofs get neglected and expensive problems appear – clambering up and down a ladder is not always an appealing option, particularly in poor weather conditions.

The installation of an access Rooflight can massively simplify the process of roof maintenance and allows professionals to quickly check for clogged gutters, drainage issues and cracked and broken tiles. Being able to quickly assess any damage or requirement for repair can prevent problems from becoming worse and therefore helps to save money on expensive repair work that could be avoided.

Are Rooflights Eco Friendly?

In a world where manufacturers and consumers are being encouraged to reduce their carbon footprints, find sustainable solutions, reduce emissions, and save energy, a Rooflight is a great step in the right direction.

Rooflights encourage less use of artificial light, this leads to improved energy efficiency and creates less of a reliance on electricity, bringing down consumption, in turn, making them a highly effective green solution.

Will a Rooflight reduce my heating bills?

Rooflights can provide a source of solar heating in the wintertime.

Heating your home with sunlight can be a great alternative to cranking up the thermostat on your boiler and in turn help to reduce heating costs

Will a Rooflight increase the resale value of a property?

When looking to increase the value of your home, anything that gives your home a real ‘x-factor’ feeling is a plus. In simple terms, that’s exactly what Rooflights represent: an x-factor.

A high-quality Rooflight is one of the most impressive changes you can make to your home: indeed, anything that could potentially be more impressive is likely to be much more expensive AND need planning permission, which is something the majority of Rooflights don’t need.

For many home buyers, the kitchen is the key feature and the first thing they’ll look at when inspecting a property. The effective use of a skylight can do wonders for helping a kitchen feel brighter, more open and – in the end – more desirable.

In addition to the look of a Rooflight, the energy efficient properties of a Rooflight are also appealing to potential house buyers making the installation of a Rooflight a great investment to those considering selling a property.