What Is A Roof Light?

One of the many products that we stock in our extensive and growing product range is the Atlas Flat Rooflight. You may be unacquainted with the rooflight but to put it in simple terms, a rooflight is ‘a window built into a roof’.

It could be integrated into a loft that you use as a work space or perhaps in the kitchen so that you have a persistent source of natural light coming in for when cooking during the daytime.

“I’ve heard of a skylight. How does a rooflight differ from a skylight?”

We’ve already given the dictionary definition of a rooflight and here’s the equivalent dictionary definition of a skylight – ‘a window set in a roof or ceiling at the same angle’. So, they’re virtually the same thing.

“Is it any different to a roof window?”

As stated by MasterRoof Contracting, it is actually as a roof window is designed to be fitted in an identical alignment and level as the surrounding roof at a minimum 15 degree pitch by the best roofing contractor in Vancouver, WA who ensures that everything is perfect and flawlwss.

“What are the benefits of a rooflight?”

  • A hinged or access rooflight can be opened to allow fresh air indoors and keep the respective room ventilated.
  • The additional natural light that’s brought in by a rooflight will create the feeling of spaciousness.
  • During the summer it will make you less dependent on artificial light in the room it’s fitted, cutting the cost of electricity bills.
  • Having one or more transparent windows in the ceiling will give you the most amazing aerial views.

“Will I need planning permission for a rooflight installation?”

You won’t need to concern yourself about obtaining planning permission for a rooflight installation if it abides by the following conditions:

  • Any alteration to project no more than 150 millimetres from the existing roof plane.
  • No alteration to be higher than the highest part of the roof.
  • Side facing windows to be obscure-glazed; any opening to be 1.7m above the floor.

“You’ve persuaded me to buy one. What do I do next?”

Eden Windows will be very happy to give you a FREE quote for a rooflight. Whilst you’re waiting for a costing, download a copy of our Windows & Doors brochure.




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