The Difference is Night and Day
Roof windows that are better than the rest
Attention to Detail
There are plenty of so called conservation rooflights available but only a handful of those are manufactured with a low profile steel frame. Of those which are, they tend to be lined internally with modern plastic trays which are either a glossy black or white finish. It is therefore difficult for those products to make a claim on being the most authentic conservation rooflight whilst using modern plastic materials that would not have been available to the Victorians.
Let More Light In
Built to Last
When deciding which rooflight to use, one very important consideration should be that most steel conservation rooflights are produced using carbon/mild steel and will be protected by a wet spray or powder coat finish. Without the protective paint coating those rooflights will rust, breakdown and eventually leak.
While all suppliers are likely to offer some type of guarantee, it will only apply if you have managed to adhere to a strict set of requirements concerning the maintenance of the paint coating.
All Stella rooflights are manufactured using marine grade 316L stainless steel, so they will not rust and will last you a lifetime.
It is important to understand that the amount of light that enters a property relates to the internal viewable size rather than the more general fixing or overall size of a rooflight.
The common perception is that if you buy more glass that the viewing area will be bigger, however, it is the internal clear viewable dimension that counts and we would always recommend that you check what your clear viewable dimension will be when choosing your rooflight as the actual viewable glazing area varies significantly between manufacturers and can make a sizable difference to the amount of light entering the building.
The Perfect Coastal Rooflight
In areas with high salt content such as the coast, an estuary or even a main road which is regularly salted in winter, a maintenance schedule on rooflights could be as little as every 3 months and even in more standard locations, they will require an annual clean and inspection
Accessing the external paintwork on rooflights can be difficult, particularly for top hung or fixed designs so if you are unable to reach yours to clean them, it is important to ensure your rooflights won’t rust if exposed to the elements
Stella Rooflights do not suffer from rusting issues as they are manufactured from marine grade 316L stainless steel. While it is still recommended that they are maintained regularly, this is purely for aesthetic reasons.
High Quality Powder Coat
In addition to our stainless steel frame, Stella offers a high specification powder coat application as additional protection from the elements. Where a Stella Rooflight differs from other standard carbon steel rooflights is that the marine grade 316L stainless metalwork is not solely reliant on that powder coating to keep the frame from disintegrating.
Why Choose a Stella Conservation Rooflight?
Exceptional longevity by only using grade 316L stainless steel
Self-clean, solar control triple glazing as standard
Flush fitting unobtrusive framework with slim clean lines
Genuine glazing bars enhance strength and traditional appearance
Choose your real wood lining for a natural internal appearance
Retain the character and original features of your project
Designed, manufactured and assembled in the UK
Made to order to suit your individual requirements
Easy to install and bespoke real lead flashing kits available