Roof windows can be a beautiful addition to your home. They provide an influx of light into any home, no matter how small or dark. Having more light in the spaces you occupy has many benefits. From creating the illusion of a bigger space and energizing your mood to lowering energy bills and increasing ventilation, there are many reasons to invest in roof windows.
With their European feel, they have become very popular in South Africa.
The Latest Trends
Roof windows and skylights are very trendy at the moment. This is because the world is moving towards more sustainable building practices. Designers, architects and developers are using them to maximise natural lighting and to keep buildings as eco-efficient as possible. Skylights and natural light are definitely on the rise in terms of residential and commercial design. Some South African companies manufacture their own materials that are more suitable for our climate.
Generally, roof windows are environmentally friendly. Installing a roof window or skylight into your home or workspace introduces natural light so you are not so reliant on artificial lighting. A roof window that can open allows for ventilation and fresh air. The combination of natural light, ventilation and passive heat in the cooler months allows one to rely less on air-conditioners, heaters and artificial lighting.
Quality is Key
Roof window units are made from high-quality materials that are designed specifically for our climate and will require very little maintenance. It is important to find a company that has years of experience and who knows what works best for our climate.
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Skylights are the ideal way to let natural light in and really brighten up your home, especially in the colder months. Whether you go for tubular windows or the traditional block option, you’ll be bringing sunshine into the room and making your home look lighter and brighter and feel more inviting.
Why Should you Install Skylights
The benefits of installing skylights are numerous. They’re an energy-efficient solution to lighting your home. The light that enters the home makes any room feel more comfortable as natural sunlight simply can’t be beaten. Skylights not only allow light in, but they also make the room look and feel more connected to the exterior of the home.
Size it Up
Don’t let the size of your home prevent you from installing skylights. They come in a range of options and made in all sorts of shapes, sizes and styles. You’ll find skylights made from plastic or glass that are either fixed or operable. They can have insulated glazing, UV-blocking capabilities, louvres, shades, and more. Traditional block options are a fantastic solution if you want to bring added ventilation into your home, provided you have enough surface area to install one.
Tubular windows are an excellent way to bring light into small spaces, such as bathrooms, hallways and secondary bedrooms. These skylights are made of reflective cylinders or pipes installed between the roof and ceiling, with a clear plastic dome. The bottoms of the tubes are diffused or glazed to prevent glaring beams of light. This ensures a soft, pleasant glow.
Find a Supplier
Browse our updated website’s Skylights category and you’ll find a wide selection of skylight companies in South Africa. You can also narrow your search to the suppliers in your area. This way you can contact them to easily compare prices.
The skylight companies in our directory will be able to help you with everything from installing a skylight to fixing leaks.
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