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Pitched Flatglass Rooflights

For a wide range of project types, Skyway Pitched rooflights are an effective and attractive daylighting solution.
Our innovative rooflights are designed to offer outstanding thermal performance and efficiency, while also maximizing light with minimal visible framework.

Roofglaze Pitched Rooflghts

The product provides optimal performance, design, and ease of installation for converting attics and top-floor areas into usable spaces.

Key Features

U-Values as Low as 0.4W/m2K

Skyway Aluminium Frame Technology

Industry Leading Weather Testing

Outstanding Thermal Performance

Marine Grade Powder Coating as Standard

Quick and Easy to Install

Compatible for Both Flat and Pitched Roofs

Any RAL Colour

Single, Multi, Portrait or Landscape Available

15 Years Warranty

Concealed Fixings

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Benefits of pitched skylights

Pitched skylights are otherwise known as pitched rooflights offer many benefits to a building. Primarily they are an excellent way to introduce natural light into a space while providing a host of other benefits. Here are some of the top benefits of skylight-pitched roofs:

Natural Light: Skylight pitched rooflights are an ideal way to bring natural light into a building. Making a space feel brighter, larger, and more inviting, as well as improving the mood and productivity of the people using the space.

Energy Efficiency: Pitched rooflights can help to reduce energy bills by reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day. This can be especially beneficial in commercial or industrial settings where lighting is a major energy expense.

Aesthetics: Pitched rooflights can add a unique and beautiful feature to a building. Helping to create a sense of openness and connection with the natural environment, which is especially beneficial in residential settings.

Health Benefits: Natural light is essential for our health and well-being, and skylight pitched roofs can provide a healthy dose of sunlight, even on overcast days. This can help to regulate our circadian rhythms, improve sleep quality, and boost our immune system.

In conclusion, skylight pitched rooflights are a versatile and beneficial addition to any building, providing natural light, energy efficiency, ventilation, aesthetics, and health benefits. They are an excellent investment for any property owner who wants to improve the quality of their space while also saving energy and money.

Ease of Use

Pitched rooflights provide a practical and user-friendly solution for adding natural light to your property, and homeowners and builders find them popular due to their ease of use.

You can carry out the installation of pitched rooflights easily our innovative system is designed with the fitter in mind. Each rooflight includes a gutter tray system for supreme weatherproofing and an integrated timber fixing lug to allow quick and easy fixing to the roof structure. Clear instructions make installation quick and straightforward, with minimal fuss.

Roofglaze Pitched rooflights are available in a range of sizes and designs, making them suitable for various applications. You can choose a small rooflight to brighten up your bathroom or a large feature window to flood your living space with natural light.

To sum up, pitched rooflights offer a versatile and practical solution for anyone looking to add natural light to their property. They are an excellent choice for homeowners and builders due to their ease of installation, maintenance, and operation. The user-friendly design of pitched rooflights provides a hassle-free solution for bringing natural light into your property.

Do Pitched roof types affect the rooflight I can get?

When selecting a pitched rooflight to brighten up a space under a pitched roof with natural light, it’s essential to consider the type of pitched roof, its material, slope, size, and location. Each pitched roof type has unique characteristics that require a slightly different approach to rooflight installation.

For instance, a gable roof needs a rooflight that can fit into the slope of the roof to provide the best lighting, while a hip roof requires a flush rooflight that sits level with the roof’s ridge. Using a flat rooflight may not be the optimal choice as it won’t follow the pitch of the roof.

The roof’s material also plays a crucial role in determining the right rooflight. Tile or slate roofs require a rooflight that is compatible with the roof’s weight and structure, while a metal roof will require a different installation approach.
Furthermore, the size and location of the pitched roof will determine the best type of rooflight. For example, a north-facing slope may require a larger rooflight or a different glazing option to allow more natural light to penetrate the room. Roofs with a southern aspect may require the use of a solar control glass to help regulate the inside temperature of the room.

By carefully considering these factors, you can ensure that the rooflight is both functional and visually pleasing, bringing maximum natural light to the room beneath the pitched roof. To find out more, consult a professional at Roofglaze.

Pitched skylight Installation

The installation of pitched rooflights requires special consideration. Our Skyway Pitched rooflights are available in much larger sizes than traditional roof windows Designed to create large architectural roof features architects and designers must carefully consider the roof structure and placement of the rooflight. 

The installation process must be well planned with due thought given to how the rooflight will be offloaded and lifted to the roof, this is particularly important when installing large panels that can be very heavy. Always consult a specialist rooflight installer

To create a tight seal around the edges and prevent leaks, the installer weather-seals the frame using flashing and caulking. The National Roofing Contractors Association reports that lead and aluminium are the most commonly used materials for flashing due to their durability and flexibility. Every Skyway Pitched rooflight includes a mill-finish aluminium gutter tray as standard. 

Overall, successful and long-lasting installation of pitched roofs with skylights requires careful planning and attention to detail. It is recommended to work with a professional roofing contractor or skylight installer to ensure a correct installation and avoid potential issues with leaks or structural integrity. Contacting a Roofglaze Professional can provide further guidance or advice.

Pitched roof vs flat roof

When it comes to selecting the right type of rooflights for your building, you may need to decide between pitched and flat rooflights. This decision ultimately depends on your preferences, budget, and specific requirements.

Pitched rooflights, which are commonly used in residential properties, have a sloping design that allows natural light to enter the building while providing a view of the sky. In addition, they are known for their durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. Furthermore, they offer better insulation, making them an ideal choice for colder climates.

On the other hand, flat rooflights are a modern option that is typically used in commercial or industrial buildings or residential extensions. They have a horizontal or slightly sloping design and are easier and quicker to install than pitched rooflights. Additionally, they provide more accessibility and can be used as additional living or outdoor space, such as a rooftop terrace. However, it’s important to note that they can have poor insulation, which can lead to higher energy costs and potential moisture build-up. They also require more maintenance and have a shorter lifespan compared to pitched rooflights.

In conclusion, it’s essential to consider your specific needs and requirements when choosing between pitched and flat rooflights. If you prioritize durability, energy efficiency, and a traditional look, pitched rooflights may be the best option. However, if you want a modern, versatile choice that can provide additional living or outdoor space, flat rooflights may be more suitable. Don’t forget to factor in the purpose of the building and your budget, and consult with a professional roofing contractor to make an informed decision.

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