Flat Glass Rooflights for Flat Roofs

Flat roofs are an increasingly common architectural feature. As more emphasis is put on geometric shapes, the more flat roofs appear, carrying with them a lot of incredible potential. One of the best ways to utilize this potential is through rooflights, also known as skylights, which have become one of the most popular form of windows for homes with flat roofs.

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Types of rooflights

Flat roofs have a completely different type of windows to choose from compared to pitched roofs. The first and most common one is the flat roof skylight. These are simple flat windows placed on top of the roof. These can be fixed or opened, depending on your preferences. Walk-on rooflights, on the other hand, are always fixed but, as the name would suggest, they can be walked on, making them an ideal way of adding more floor space without limiting the amount of sunlight coming into your home. Finally, there are roof lanterns which protrude upwards, making them ideal for maximising the amount of light that comes in.

Why consider skylights for a flat roof?

Without a skylight, a flat roof can only serve the function as a regular roof. Roof windows not only bring more utility to your roof, however. With a reliable set of skylights, you stand to improve your home in plenty of ways, the most obvious one being an increased amount of sunlight in the home. Other positives include the following:

Good ventilation

A high-quality skylights can directly affect the quality of the air inside your home. In order to fully take advantage of this, you’ll need opening skylights. These function similarly to regular windows, but with good roof windows in addition to regular windows, you can make your home much better ventilated much more easily.

Roof access

With proper accessories and safety measures taken into account, roof windows can be a perfect means of roof access. There are skylights available that open up completely, giving you uninhibited access to your roof, which you can then transform into an additional area dedicated to relaxation. It’s a perfect way to increase the amount of usable space in your home and improve your comfort of living.

Energy efficiency

Skylights have the edge over regular windows in terms of the amount of sunlight that can come in. Due to the position that roof windows take relative to the sun, rooms with skylights are filled with more daylight for a longer period of times. What this means is that you don’t have to rely on artificial lighting so much in order to keep your home bright. This has a profound impact on the energy efficiency of your home, helping you reduce bills and make your home more environment-friendly.

Our skylights are also all designed in such a way that they reduce energy consumption. WIth an argon filling and proper insulation, these windows effectively keep the heat inside while keeping the cold outside.


In a densely inhabited area, putting in more windows means making yourself more visible to your surroundings. With roof windows, you can effortlessly increase the amount of daylight without the need to expose your home’s interior to neighbours and passersby.

General improvement of well-being

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common causes of foul moods, among other physical and mental ailments. Roof lights are the perfect way to remedy this. With the increased amount of sunlight, as well as the ability to look at the sky at any moment as you work or relax, you can unwind and recharge your batteries in a much more efficient way than you’d be able to with a traditional window.