Will A Roof Lantern Keep My Home Warm?

If you’re considering adding a roof lantern to your home, you may be wondering if it will actually help to retain heat and keep your home warm. A roof lantern is an elegant architectural element that provides natural light into the space or room below. But can it also help with insulation and heat retention? In this article, we will explore how a roof lantern can indeed help to keep your home warm and the benefits it offers.

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What Is A Roof Lantern? 

Roof lanterns have proven themselves to be a highly popular option for letting natural light flood into a room, without having to compromise on comfort, weatherproofing or security. Due to the inherent qualities of the aluminium profiles, these roof lanterns are able to bypass the bulk of timber or uPVC to secure contemporary standards with a slimline frame.

To achieve modern thermal efficiency, our aluminium roof lanterns are fitted with high performance polyamide inserts that work to increase heat retention. This allows them to achieve an impressive U-value, retaining heat even during the harshest conditions that the British weather can muster. In turn, this could help Aldershot homeowners to simultaneously reduce their heating bills and carbon footprint through our aluminium roof lanterns.

As we use premium grade aluminium during the manufacturing process of our aluminium roof lanterns, they are able to achieve outstanding structural integrity while still maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. This also allows the aluminium roof lanterns to let in more natural light and offer greater aerial views, serving to open up any room that they are installed into. Choose Glass Roofs UK for all your aluminium roof lantern needs.

Benefits of Roof Lanterns 

Natural Light and Heat Gain

One of the main benefits of a roof lantern is that it allows natural light to flood into your home. Sunlight carries heat, and when it enters through the glass panels of the roof lantern, it can help warm up the space below. This natural heat gain can be especially beneficial during the colder months, reducing the need for artificial heating and saving on energy costs.

Thermal Performance

A high-quality roof lantern, such as those offered by Glass Roofs UK, will have excellent thermal performance. This means that it is designed to minimise heat loss and maximise insulation. The glass panels are often double or triple glazed, with insulating gas-filled cavities between them. This helps to trap heat inside your home and prevent it from escaping through the roof.

Energy Efficiency

By allowing natural light to enter your home, a roof lantern can reduce your reliance on artificial lighting during the day. This not only saves on electricity costs but also contributes to the overall energy efficiency of your home. When combined with other energy-saving measures, such as proper insulation and efficient heating systems, a roof lantern can help create a more sustainable and eco-friendly living space.

Comfort and Well-being

Natural light has been proven to have numerous benefits for our well-being. It can improve mood, boost productivity, and enhance the overall comfort of your home. With a roof lantern, you can enjoy the warmth and brightness of natural light throughout the day, creating a welcoming and inviting atmosphere in your living space.

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