Having Flat Roof Windows Installed: The Pros and Cons
Windows are an integral part of any building, and what style and how they are placed can make the world of difference to a room. This is why the choice of your window type is important.
You might have considered having a flat roof window at some point, also known as a skylight, and they can be an excellent choice for many homes, offering a natural light where other walls may not be able to house a window.
This piece will take a look at the pros and cons of having a flat roof window, so you can make an informed decision about getting some installed.
The Joy of Natural Light (and Heating)
Pro – One of the best aspects about investing in flat roof windows is the copious amounts of direct sunlight that you can enjoy. Not only does this save on bills, but natural light is great for you, too, and comes with plenty of benefits.
Roof windows are also a great option for those who enjoy the ambience of the less sunnier days, such as hearing (and seeing) the patter of rain on the glass or looking at the stars when it is a clear night. You really get to experience all of the natural elements in their glory without having to suffer any of the consequences of being outside. Another positive note is that you will also enjoy external heat from the sun – not to forget that both of these benefits will save you money on your electric bill too.
Con – You have to be careful where you position your belongings in a room with a skylight, as some parts of the room could overheat from such direct sun exposure, which could potentially be dangerous.
Add on Value to Your Home
Pro – The first thing estate agents like to do when a potential buyer or renter is going to look at a property is turn on all of the lights and get as much daylight into a room as possible – both for the pictures of the property and for the viewings. Light is such a sought-after feature for any property that having a well-fitted roof window installed could easily increase the property value.
Con – If the window is fitted poorly or there was an absence of quality equipment when the window was being installed, there is a chance that this could decrease the value of your home instead. Potential buyers could just see this as another issue to fix – and no one likes a leaky roof window.
Get in That Fresh Air
Pro – Fresh air is essential to our health and wellbeing, and a skylight is a great way to incorporate some fresh circulated air into your room. It can also, in some instances, replace an air conditioner.
Con – The position and placement of the window are important. It needs to be easy to reach, especially if the weather turns, and it is also worth making sure your window is not positioned where water can gather or where strong gusts of wind can disturb what is inside the room.