British weather is notoriously unreliable. One minute the sun will be shining, the next torrential rain will strike. If you have decided to have roof lights installed in your home or office, the need to own a unit which can withstand the changing climate is of paramount importance. Otherwise, you have the issue of your interiors becoming damaged from the damp, as well as the building being insufficiently insulated from the cold.
Your roof light needs to be sturdy, robust and watertight – but even this won’t stop the rain and wind coming in if you leave it in an open position by mistake.
If you have a unit with an actuator motor installed, you will be able to control the upstand remotely with the click of a button.
Want your roof light to go even further and do the work for you? You might want to think about having extra protection accessories included.
With our Opening products, you have the option of built-in sensors which can automatically detect changes in wind strength or dampness if the climate takes a turn for the worst. On detection, the panels will close, protecting the inside before it’s too late.
Depending on the location of your roof light, you may have different requirements.
For example, it may be in a position which is already well protected from wind, but is still at risk from the rain. In this case, you would benefit from a rain only sensor. On the other hand, rain might not be a pertinent issue for you, and as such a wind only sensor would suffice.
However, to maximise the efficiency of your unit, you may wish to invest in a combined sensor that will offer protection for both circumstances.
If you have decided to invest in walk on roof lights to add more light to your home or office, then safety is just as important as the ability to keep the elements out. The glass should always finish flush with the frame to avoid any potential tripping hazards.
In addition, without sufficient protection units that can be walked across, they will become slippery when wet, posing a risk to your family or employees. For this reason, it’s always best to ensure that the product has a non-slip coating applied before installation. Request this when making your order from a supplier to avoid any nasty surprises.
Here at EOS, we are passionate about helping you make the right choices when it comes to purchasing a roof light.
If you have any questions regarding your options when it comes to selecting protection accessories for your chosen units, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us today by calling 0208 462 3557 or take a look at our Fixed, Opening, Eco, or WalkOn Rooflights pages for more information and to see our stock sizes.