As the days grow longer I always notice how dark it can be in a room that has few windows in the room, and wonder, would a skylight, or roof light, be a good idea?
Now, we have one in the kitchen and it’s made a great difference for the light that we usually don’t use the electric lights until the sun goes down!
Roof lights can be a great source of light and ventilation when you put them on correctly and can bring a great new feeling of space too. Many people are now putting skylights into landings or halls to make it feel more airy and bright.
When you have your skylight fitted you need to make sure you have remembered a few things:
- What type do you want? There are so many options you can feel a little overloaded, here are some of the options you can have, if you tell the roofer straight away that can save them and you a lot of time! If you’re unsure, pop down to a local roofing supplies centre and ask to look at their stock.
- Know exactly where you want it – whether you want it 20 inches down from that specific tile in your kitchen or centred in the middle of the flat roof extension make sure to tell your roofer, once they’ve made the hole in your roof it’s very difficult to fill it in again!
- Keep it clean – when you get your roof light fitted you will want to make sure it’s kept clean for the best light. Clean it whenever you can or ask your roofer to do it when they come for your annual roof check.
Where would you have your roof light? Do you have a specific style that you like?
Keeping the roof over your head happy,
John the reliable roofer