Do you like the idea of extra natural light streaming through your home, making your space feel larger? What about saving money on your energy bills at the same time? If that appeals, you may want to consider installing timber roof lanterns in your home.
Roof lanterns are essentially windows in the ceiling of a flat roof. But they differ from skylights because of their pitched structure, which not only makes them a striking design feature – adding elegance and drama to your home – but also provides a host of other glowing advantages. Let’s take a look at what these are…
1. Increased natural light
We all dream of living in a home flooded with natural light, and with a timber roof lantern you could make this a reality.
Natural light creates a gorgeous glow at all times of day, especially during the summer months with many hours of daylight. Roof lanterns make it possible to enjoy the long summer evenings while indoors.
Winter light can be magical too, and because roof lanterns can cast such a wide angle of light, they are ideal for maximising natural light even when the sun is sitting lower in the sky.
A roof lantern’s large surface area and multi-angled structure means they are effective at lighting up north-facing rooms, too, in a way windows or skylights can’t.
Increasing exposure to natural light has numerous benefits for us. Sunshine has a unique ability to lift our mood, as the boost of vitamin D it provides can help us feel more awake, energised and even more productive. So roof lanterns are extra handy if you work from home.
2. Greater space
Most of us have wished for more space in our homes. A sense of spaciousness contributes to feelings of freedom, calmness and general positivity. Adding physical floor space can offer practical benefits, but high ceilings have long been associated with an added sense of luxury.
Whether your property has low or lofty ceilings, a roof lantern will elevate your space in more ways than one, giving the impression of height and space.
3. Lower energy bills
Reducing energy bills is a priority for everybody right now, to save money and help protect the environment. And installing a roof lantern is one way of doing this that requires minimal effort on your part.
The swathes of extra natural light it will release into your home lowers the need to rely on artificial lighting throughout the year. This is especially true with Tucker Joinery’s timber roof lanterns. Their clever design features super-slim aluminium cappings, which create maximum surface area of glass, and therefore let in as much light as possible.
By choosing thermally-efficient glass, you can also stop warmth escaping from your home in winter, as well as keeping the heat out of your room in summer. You’ll wonder why you didn’t opt for a roof lantern sooner.
Contact us to find out how a timber roof lantern can transform your living space