Why you should consider roof lanterns this summer

Posted on 04.05.2022

Whether you are looking to increase the number of bedrooms in your home, add workspace or create your dream kitchen, extending your home is a much cheaper option than moving house to get the additional space you desire. When extending your home or enhancing the space you already have, considering a roof lantern is a great idea. They add an architectural statement to a flat roof, flood light into your home and create a bright and open area for the whole family to enjoy.

What are roof lanterns?

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A roof lantern is made up of glazed panels installed on a roof. From the outside of your home, you can see that they achieve a pitched roof effect, which creates a much more spacious feel for the inside of your home by adding that extra height and light.

For stunning aerial views and sun rays into your home, our roof lanterns feature slim frames and impressive size options so that you can tailor yours to your project. We offer roof lanterns in a two bar design, which is available up to 1500mm by 7450mm, or a three bar design that’s available up to 2750mm by 8700mm.

Add light

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By far the biggest benefit of roof lanterns is the amount of light they can flood into your property. Adding a roof lantern into your property or new extension can make all the difference to the inside of your home. With the additional height and extra light, a once small and compact room can feel so much bigger – even on dull days your roof lanterns channel the light into your space. A bright functional space keeps you more energized and improves concentration levels whilst the warm, dusk light in the evening helps to create a cosy ambiance that helps you to unwind after a busy day.

Improve ventilation

It’s useful to have roof lanterns that have one or two panels which can open for the purpose of ventilation. There are three main options for ventilation within roof lanterns including opening windows, opening sashes if your roof lantern has side lights, or trickle vents that can be electrically operated. Having a good amount of air flow throughout your home is essential, especially if they have been installed covering a kitchen where it easily becomes warm, or a south facing part of your home that attracts a lot of sunlight, so you can regulate the temperature and keep the room cool.

Thermally efficient

The extra light that roof lanterns bring into your home helps save you money on your electricity bills. The natural light will illuminate your living space, meaning you won’t have to use your lights as much during the day.

Sleek style

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Roof lanterns add the wow factor to any home, for the stunning night views of the stars alone they are worth it. They can be used to highlight specific areas of a room, for example a dining space, and can help to define space and add a real focal point to your interior whilst creating a sense of grandeur to the exterior.

Protect privacy

If you’re having a new extension, planning where your windows are positioned can be tricky, especially if your home is close to your neighbours. A great way to protect your privacy if you have neighbours in close proximity is to bring sunlight through the roof.

Design options

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Create the look you desire for your project with our choice of architectural colours and range of design and sizes offering features suitable for any type of home. They are also available with PVCu cappings so you can match your roof lantern with your existing windows and doors for a seamless finish.

Open up your home for summer with Bowalker

If you’re interested in upgrading your home or incorporating roof lanterns into your new extension, get in touch with us to discuss your design requirements and we will work closely with you to create the perfect roof lantern. Alternatively, you can get the ball rolling by requesting a quote and we will be in touch with you.

Doors you can trust

You can trust us with your transformation plans as we’re members of Checkatrade, FENSA and the Plastics Window Federation.