Four Benefits of Adding Roof Windows
If you’re lucky enough to live in a home with a loft or attic space, then you’ll know how much extra room this can add to your property. Whether you use it for storage, an extra bedroom or a study, the area beneath your roof can offer a lot of potential.
However, these spaces can sometimes be overlooked, resulting in a room that’s dark, dingy and unwelcoming. Natural light is important in any room of your home, but it can be particularly vital in an area with low ceilings, like the attic. If you’ve been thinking about converting your loft space, or simply want to add more natural light, then see our guide to some of the many benefits roof windows can bring.
Direct, natural light
More natural light helps to open up a space and make a room feel bigger, which is particularly useful in a room with sloping roofs. Increased daylight is also associated with more energy, better mood, less fatigue and reduced eye strain – ideal conditions if you plan on using your attic as a workspace.
Proper ventilation is important to prevent a build of condensation and ensure that fresh air can circulate throughout your home. Heat rises, so it’s important that there’s an outlet for this hot air to escape. Adding roof windows ensures the air can flow through your home, allowing for better ventilation and lower temperatures overall .
Lower energy bills
Adding roof windows can actually improve the overall thermal insulation of your property, resulting in lower energy bills. Adding double glazed windows to your roof will help to retain heat in winter and keep the space cool in summer, so there’s less work for your thermostat.
Less noise pollution
Noise pollution can be an issue in busy urban areas, from either traffic, footfall outside or car alarms in the middle of the night. Reinforced roof windows (such as double or triple glazed) offer an effective barrier to noise and reduce the amount of noise transmission into your home.
If you’ve been thinking about adding roof windows to your Oxford home, get in touch with the experts at James Dunn Roofing. With over 35 years’ experience, we have everything you need to bring lightness and brightness into your property. As well as roof window installation, we also offer complete maintenance and repairs to keep your windows looking their best for years to come. For more information or to discuss your requirements, give us a call today or visit our website.