Here’s What You Should Consider
Roof windows are installed into the roof to allow more natural light to stream into the house and in some cases to allow a view of the outdoors. They are usually installed in a way that can be opened out rather than in, to make them less cumbersome and aesthetically pleasing. However, some homeowners choose to install roof windows that cannot be opened for any number of reasons, especially if the roof window is installed to let in just natural light rather than fresh air.
Although there is some amount of planning that is required, roof windows can be installed either at the build stage or added on later. Speak to an expert roof window supplier Perth to discuss your requirements and the possibilities for your home.
Let us look at some factors that need consideration when deciding on roof windows for your home.
The higher the placement of the roof window, the greater the amount of light that enters the room. Speak to your roof window specialist about the optimum height at which you should be installing your roof windows to maximise light and views.
Placement and Number
Since the goal of installing a roof window is to maximise light in the room, consider installing several smaller roof windows in several locations on the roof as opposed to one large window. You will also benefit from greater views of the outdoors.
Typically, the positioning of the roof window is dependent on the pitch of the roof – the lower the pitch, the higher the placement of the roof window.
There are two main types to choose from, depending on the design of your roof, the dimensions of the room, the look and feel you want to achieve in the room and your budget. You can choose between a lantern roof window and a flat roof light window. A flat roof light window is a large pane of glass held together within a frame and is good for homes with a flat or low-pitch roof.
A lantern roof window is a roof window that has a high central ridge and takes the shape of a pyramid or crested elongated pyramid with several panes of glass on all sides allowing light to come in from different angles. It projects above the roof and is not as inconspicuous as a flat roof light window.
Color of the Frame and Glaze
You can choose from several colours of glazing for your roof window. The colour has nothing to do with the quality of the glass and is only an aesthetic choice. A clear glaze will provide an unfiltered true colour of the outdoors, blue will make the outdoors seem brighter even on an overcast day, while browns and grey tones will provide shade from sunlight streaming in. Choose your frame colour too as it is visible from the inside and outside as well, particularly if you are installing a lantern roof window.