orangery kitchen flat roof extension with a roof lantern

Natural Light for Flat Roof Extensions

Rather than moving to a new home when they want more space, many householders will add a flat roof extension. It’s a practical way to increase the room you have while also adding to the value of your home. You might, for instance, want a bigger kitchen or dining area. Perhaps you’d like a space that you could turn into an extra bedroom or an area for entertaining.

While you may be looking at all the practical reasons why you should have a flat roof extension, there are other things to consider. At the top of your list is going to be what kind of windows and lighting you are going to have for your extension.

Paying attention to the light means you’ll have a space that looks and feels more spacious. The good news is that flat roof extensions are perfect for installations like roof lanterns. These can be made of uPVC and aluminium and come in a range of classical and modern designs.

The glazing that comes with these roof lanterns means that your home can stay nice and cool during the summer and warm in the winter. That’s because, for example, in the summer you get the maximum amount of light coming through while the heat is either reflected or dispersed. That means you don’t end up feeling like you’re sitting in a greenhouse. It works the same way in some respects as a good quality conservatory – pick the right installation and you’ll be able to maintain a suitable temperature all year round.

The other thing that appeals to our customers is that a skylight or roof lantern looks elegant and stylish. You can choose from a range of sizes to fit any space. More and more people nowadays are building extensions and converting them into home offices. A roof lantern such as this is absolutely perfect for ensuring that you get enough natural light into this space while maintaining the right temperature all year round.

You may have other reasons for building your extension, including for entertaining guests. A roof lantern is the perfect addition for those evening soirees, opening up the night sky on clear evenings so that people can see the stars above.

Our customers often combine an elegant roof lantern with the installation of bifold doors which can give the appearance of much more space. Together, these create an environment that is not only stylish but also practical. You can open up the bifold doors during the summer and get the full effect of the garden in just a few moments.

One of the things that customers often ask is the difference between a roof lantern and a traditional skylight. Apart from the basic design, it’s mainly down to how roof lanterns are better at reducing glare, even when the sun is high up in the sky. That means if you’re trying to read a computer screen or watch a TV, you’re not going to have that annoying reflection to contend with.
If you want to make your new extension look more stylish and better lit, then opting for a roof lantern should be top of your list. Contact our friendly team today to find out more.