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How thick does your Roof Light Glass Need to Be?

When shopping around for the right roof light for your home, it is likely you will come across various measurements for the glass. Not every supplier will provide you with the optimum measurements as standard so never be afraid to ask questions. You don’t want to end up paying extra for what you can get elsewhere without an additional cost.

When it comes to installing skylights in your home, safety is paramount. The perfect product should be a blend of contemporary design, thermal efficiency, safety and security.

The glass used in manufacture is the best indicator for safety levels so it is essential that you choose the right kind of glass for your rooflight. In order to ensure your utmost safety, the ideal specification should include an outer toughened pane and an inner panel of heat strengthened laminated glass.

Toughened Glass

Otherwise known as tempered, toughened glass is specially treated to be far more resistant to breakage than standard glass. Toughened glass is ideal for the outer pane as it greatly reduces the chances of breakages. If smashed, it is made to shatter into multiple tiny fragments instead of larger more hazardous shards.

Laminate Glass

Laminated glass is commonly used for safety and security purposes, because rather than shattering on impact, it simply cracks. The interlayer, which helps hold the sheets together, greatly reduces the danger of sharp glass fragments, and increases the durability of the pane.

When located overhead an inner pane of laminated glass has the significant advantage over alternatives such as toughened glass, as if broken it will support itself and the glass pane above rather than shatter and fall in which could be dangerous..

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Glass Units – What are my options?

Depending on the product, the structure and make up of the glass unit will be slightly different to suit its purpose, Please find below a brief explanation of some of the most popular configurations and remember if you would like any further advice please do not hesitate to contact us.

Double Glazed Rooflights

 

The type of glazing is also important to consider. The majority of products on the market are DGU (double glazed units) as single glazing would simply not do the job of keeping your home secure and keeping in the heat from your home.

In fixed and opening roof lights 4mm thick glass is just not sufficient and you should insist on 6mm in any glazed roofing product. The vast majority of roof lights on the market rely on 2 toughened glass panes, however at EOS, we feel a minimum outer pane of 8mm toughened and 8.8mm inner pane of laminated glass offers significant safety and security benefits.

If you would like more information on our double glazed fixed and opening units click here.

Triple Glazed Units

 

Depending on the product, the structure and make up of the glass will be slightly different to suit its purpose, On triple glazed units the glass unit will be made up of three panes with a cavity that is injected with Krypton or argon gas which significantly improves its energy efficiency.

Again, the outer pane should be toughened, and we strongly recommend a laminated inner one to reduce the chance of damage.

Our Eco Roof Lights feature a 32mm triple-glazed unit with an outer 8mm toughened pane, 6mm toughened glass in the middle and an upgraded 8.8mm laminated inner pane as standard.

Walk On Specifications

 

Walk On units should naturally have a thick outer pane in order to bear the necessary impact. At EOS, ours Walk On roof lights come as standard with a 50mm double glazed unit, comprising of a 33mm toughened & heat strengthened laminated outer pane and 8.8 mm laminated low e inner pane.

You can find out more about our Walk On Rooflights here.

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201 Reviews

Anonymous

Friendly, helpful and informative customer service. Good product and quick delivery.

Posted 3 months ago

Kairen

Beautifully designed, high spec, and look fantastic. Simple website and helpful service from guys at EOS. Prompt delivery. This is a quality product.

Posted 3 months ago

Lee

Morning big thanks to Chris and his team, very helpful their product is by far the best complete roof light system out there. I highly recommend this company will be using them again, ps also very easy to install Kind regards Lee

Posted 3 months ago

Sarah

They were extremely efficient and most of all knowledgable about their products - they offered detailed information and were extremely patient with all my questions. They managed to ship the product very quickly and it arrived to us the same week. Very happy with EOS. The product itself is great!

Posted 3 months ago

Clifford Nicholson

Very efficient and easy to deal with.

Posted 3 months ago

Tim Lancaster

The roof light that I ordered arrived on time and appears to be very well made. The instructions were clear and my builder had no problems installing it, other than in getting it onto the roof as it is very heavy. The roof light looks good and I am glad that I was able to buy one with such a good U value as I wanted the light without the loss of heat.

Posted 3 months ago

Mark Harris

Great service, nothing is a hassle and super helpful

Posted 3 months ago

Carl Smith

Prompt delivery, excellent quality and easy to install, a great product.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

EoS and their staff were very helpful in design and specification for a large skylight. They gave top quality support in the runnup to installation and were very accommodating in helping to source correct vehicle to crane in said (very heavy) skylight.

Posted 3 months ago

Kay

I'm delighted with my EOS roof lights. I had to choose roof lights that were slightly smaller than I wanted, due to design constraints, but the amount of light provided is wonderful and unexpected. The whole kitchen is lit up, even when the curtains are closed across our french doors. Many thanks EOS, A happy customers.

Posted 3 months ago

Timothy Rickford

Very happy with the service from EOS staff and quality of the product. Would definitely use again.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Great after sales support and service from knowledgeable staff. Also a really good quality product.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Excellent service! The windows are gorgeous and their staff are always so available and happy to answer questions on short notice, and I had a lot!

Posted 3 months ago

Sarah Willett

Really helpful on specifying size and advice on installing.

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

Really nice company - fast, efficient and pleasant in all my dealings with them. There was a delivery error and they worked hard to find a solution as quickly as possible and did everything they said they would. Really impressed all round - when you are having an extension on your house, you end up dealing with lots of suppliers. I wish they were all as good as EOS.

Posted 3 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

Eos gave us a really good service, good communication throughout, most importantly the roof lights are amazing - really good quality and look great

Posted 3 months ago

Luke Carroll

Ease of installation and provided a huge amount of light to our extension. We chose the electric opening option which is fantastic for ventilation.

Posted 4 months ago

Rebecca Phillips

Very good service but most importantly excellent quality roof lights, very pleased thank you

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

They delivered what I wanted!

Posted 4 months ago

Anonymous

Good service and communication, competitive prices. Very helpful and understanding.

Posted 4 months ago

Colin Nelson

Great product, helpful customer service staff who answered any question I had.

Posted 4 months ago