Illuminating Your House With Natural Light
A roof light is the light, which is designed for the roofs to replace the authentic Victorian Skylight. A common name for roof light is roof window. Many features and add on can be added to it, which make it a popular choice amongst the homeowners, contractors, architects for installation on the roofs of buildings. Since there are many lights to choose from, it can be a daunting task to choose the correct roof light, which will enhance the thermal efficiency and improve the aesthetics of the building.
Ways to make small rooms appear bigger
Adding a roof light to your building can instantly transform the space into well-lit, bright usable room, which is not reliant on the process of artificial lighting. They can be utilized to bring about a certain illumination in the corridors and the darker rooms of the house. By choosing the right roof light, you can create a natural light source and can make small rooms appear bigger.
Selecting the placement
The direction of the light will determine the amount of light, which it receives. You can decide on keeping the room bright by opting for the roof light, which will allow more sunlight into the room. In order to keep the room cooler, you might also want to opt for a roof light, which will constrict the amount of sunlight entering it. To maximize the amount of sunlight coming in, a south facing roof light is ideal. North facing lights will not receive as much sunlight, but will receive a muted amount of light no doubt. East facing lights will receive more sunlight in the morning and west-facing lights will receive more light in the evening. Putting these factors into place makes it easy to determine the roof lights, which you want for your house.
In the UK, new roof light will not require taking permission from the authorities if the following considerations are taken care of:
The lights do not protrude 150 millimetres beyond the roof slope’s plane
The highest part of the roof is higher than the roof lights.
If these lights are side elevated, then it must be 1.7 meters above the level of the floor
If they are side elevated, they must be obscure glazed
Noise cancelling Glazing
The right amount of glazing on the lights will ensure that the expected sound and heat insulation is delivered. The more the number of roof light, the more are the opportunity’s for the heat energy to escape and make your room cooler. There is also an option of glazing the windows in order to prevent heat from escaping. All the heat energy accumulated in the house during the day can be preserved and can make the home more energy efficient. The noise cancellation glazing is also a popular choice amongst those people living in areas with heavy external noise from traffic. These lights installed on flat roofs can be glazed to reduce noise levels. Fitting of the light is should be considered before going for the glazing.
To avoid future complications, before fitting roof lights, you must ensure that the rules and regulations regarding the building laws are followed.