With aluminium roof lanterns and rooflights available in more styles and configurations than ever before, there is now a rooflight and roof lantern to suit every style of home, business and roof. When looking for a rooflight solution for a flat roof for example, home and business owners are faced with choosing between a flat rooflight and a roof lantern. We explore which is option is best for you. The right rooflight or “roof lantern” will totally transform any building, flooding dull or dark rooms with natural light, additional ventilation and a feeling of extra space.
Roof lanterns and roof lights have become an integral part of thousands of striking self-build and renovation projects around the UK and of course on telly, mainly due to their versatility. Both the flat rooflights and roof lanterns have gained popularity over the years no small effort from some Grand Designs so which style is best for your project?
What Are Roof Lanterns
Roof lanterns offer a great choice. Not only are they better at channelling the light from all angles than their flat counterparts, they also create a stunning architectural showpiece in any home or business. A “lantern rooflight” will make a room look a lot bigger. They open up the ceiling to the sky, maximising light flow and providing additional room height to alter the ergonomics and air flow of any room.
Naturally, the construction of your roof lantern relies on using glazing bars as a support structure for the glass, these are visible from underneath, unlike a flat rooflight. So, you need to look for a roof lantern with minimal glazing bar connectors to help to minimise the impact on the look and the amount of light that will flow through.
What Are Flat Rooflights
A flat rooflight is the right choice if you don’t want to see it from the outside in anyway, they sit very low to your roof. If you choose a flat rooflight that is manufactured to internal dimensions, it will allow up to 25% more natural light than other flat roof windows to enter your room. Instantly and unobtrusively brightening any extension or renovation.
Did you know it is possible to join flat rooflights together to create a much larger modular system? These can be combined in many different configurations. Meaning the sky is quite literally the limit when it comes to sizing.
Roof Lanterns V Rooflights
So the greatest difference between flat and lantern rooflights is their appearance. Both internally and externally, flat rooflights are barely visible at ground level, whereas roof lanterns provide an impressive perspective to the architecture of any building whether home or business.
Roof Lanterns Cheltenham
A great addition to extensions and orangeries, our roof lanterns in Cheltenham will bring light and life into a room. Whether you are looking to modernise a traditional property or add a feature to your new build, roof lanterns are an ideal solution. They are beautiful architectural showpieces for any property, and our specialists can help you choose the best design.