Letting the Light In: The Benefits of Roof Windows
As we enter the heart of autumn, the days are getting shorter and the dark evenings are gradually encroaching. Before we enter the darkest months of the year, now is the perfect time to consider letting more natural light into your home with the addition of roof windows.
Read on below as we list the key benefits that these have to offer you and your property.
Damp in the home can happen at any time of the year, though it’s most likely to occur during these colder months. Due to the weather being colder on the outside of your home and warmer on the inside, you’ll likely notice that condensation builds up easily on the inside of your windows due to this temperature difference – especially overnight.
That’s why it’s important to keep your home well ventilated even at this time of year. If you opt for an operable roof window, as opposed to one that remains closed at all times, then this can be used for additional ventilation in your home and promote the circulation of air flow throughout your property to avoid the chances of damp and mould from developing.
Brightens Your Space
One of the key benefits of roof windows, as with most windows, is that they invite natural light to enter your home. The great thing about roof windows, also known as skylights, in particular is that they’re in the prime position to let in the maximum amount of sunlight throughout the day.
Due to their higher up and slanted position, you’ll benefit from more sunlight as the day progresses, rather than only receiving limited light on each side of your house depending on the position of the sun as it rises and sets.
Ideal for Extensions & Conversions
If you’ve previously had a home extension or loft conversion, then chances are you have either a large room or area in your home where light struggles to reach or you have slanted ceilings that give the impression of a space appearing small.
By installing roof lights in these dark areas where you’ve had your extension or where your slanted ceilings are, should traditional windows not have been otherwise possible, you are opening up these spaces so that you can appreciate them fully.
Roofing Services in Oxford
If you’re looking to have roof windows installed at your home, then look to us here at James Dunn Roofing.