Let the Light In
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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