How to Choose the Perfect Rooflight

When it comes to choosing the perfect rooflight for your home, there are several factors to consider. Here are a few key considerations to keep in mind as you begin your search.

First, think about the location of the rooflight. Where will it be installed? Is it in a room that gets a lot of natural light already, or is it in a space that could use some extra illumination? This will help you determine the size and type of rooflight that will work best.

Modern or traditional looking rooflight

Next, consider the style of your home. What is the architectural style of your home? Does it have a traditional or modern aesthetic? This will help you choose a rooflight that will complement the overall look of your home.

What type of rooflight glazing?

Another important factor to consider is the type of glazing you want for your rooflight. The variety of options available now extend well beyond double-glazed or triple-glazing, with options such as self-clean, solar control and toughened glass. Each type of glazing has its own benefits, and may be determined by the installation itself. For example the height of the ceiling in which the rooflight will be installed will determine whether the rooflight requires toughened glazing, so it’s important to consider which one will work best for your home.

Rooflight material

You should also think about the material of the rooflight. Stella rooflight only manufactures using 316 marine grade stainless steel, which not only provides unrivalled strength and longevity, but enables a very low profile installation so the rooflight will sit flush within the roof line. Importantly, steel also offers a thin frame, so more of your roof window is glass, unlike the bulky plastic alternatives.

Opening or fixed rooflight

The next thing to consider is the type of rooflight required and whether you need a fixed or opening option. As the name suggests, fixed rooflights do not open, so they are best for rooms that do not need extra ventilation. Opening rooflights allow for natural ventilation and can be manual or automatic. Electric rooflights can be controlled with a remote or a smartphone app, and they can be opened and closed based on your preferences. It is even possible to have automated options which close when it’s raining or in windy conditions.

Cost of a rooflight

Lastly, consider the cost of the rooflight. Rooflights can be expensive, so it’s important to set a budget before you start shopping. You can find affordable rooflights, but it’s important to make sure that you are getting a high-quality product that will last for many years.

The best rooflight

In conclusion, when choosing the perfect rooflight for your home, it is important to consider the location of the rooflight, the style of your home, the type of glazing, the material of the rooflight, the type of rooflight and the cost of the rooflight.

Rooflight warranty and quality

Also, don’t forget to check the warranty of the product and the reputation of the manufacturer. A good warranty and reputation can give you a peace of mind that you’re getting a high-quality product. Once you’ve considered all of these factors, you’ll be able to choose the perfect rooflight for your home. If you still require help contact the friendly Stella rooflight team and we can advise on the best type of rooflight for your project.

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