When it comes to choosing our homes, one of the biggest factors in deciding whether a home is fitting for us or not is how much natural light it has. Exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of a hormone called serotonin. This hormone is associated with boosting mood and can help people to feel calm and focused. Large windows and natural light can also make a home feel bigger and more spacious, which is another key factor in home building. Of course, there are a lot of houses that are lacking in natural light but tick all of the other homeowner’s boxes, so people tend to overlook it. Fortunately, something as simple as adding roof windows can completely transform your home and wellbeing.
A roof window is exactly what it says on the tin: a window that is built into your roof. If you are looking to make the most of your space, adding roof windows to your loft will make it look much bigger. Plus, all the natural light will brighten the space and make it much more inviting. Roof windows are fantastic for optimising your loft space, but they can also be used on lower level extensions. The type of window you choose should depend largely on the part of the house you want to improve and your goal.
A pitched roof is one that slopes downwards, usually in two parts at an angle from a central ridge. However, sometimes a pitched roof can be in one part, from one edge to another. Pitched roof windows will also slope downwards, therefore will let in lots of daylight. This will reduce the need for artificial lighting which could save money on your energy bills, as well as creating a more pleasant atmosphere in the room. Many people use pitched roof windows to help with loft conversion as it turns a regular loft space into a habitable room with a view. Pitched roof windows do not change the overall structure of the roof, but are simply fitted into the current pitch.
If you are looking for a way of extending your loft by creating more headspace, then dormer windows may be for you. A dormer window projects vertically from a sloping roof. This type of roof window will change the structure of your roof and will give you extra roof height as well as adding natural light.
At Fort Roofing Scotland, we have years of experience installing various types of roof windows. When it comes to pitched roof windows, we use the very best materials. Velux windows are world renowned and provide excellent ventilation, natural light and the appearance of a larger space. We have the skills and experience to expertly install Velux windows and fit dormer windows into your home. Fort Roofing Scotland specialises in uPVC Dormer Window installation, which is a highly durable and attractive material. If you are interested in roof windows, speak to one of our experts today.
Our Team of fully qualified roofing experts have years of experience and knowledge in the roofing industry, whether its new roofs or re-roofing, why not depend on a team you can trust. We work in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and beyond, so why not arrange a home visit from our team for your free no obligation quote! Our Team of fully qualified roofing experts have years of experience and knowledge in the roofing industry, whether its new roofs or re-roofing, why not depend on a team you can trust. We work in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and beyond, so why not arrange a home visit from our team for your free no obligation quote!