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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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264 Reviews

DanielRogers

I did a lot of shopping around when trying to find the right product for our extension roof and the EOS Flex electric stood out in terms of price and overall quality. The ordering and delivery process was fantastic (within a week it was with me) and it took less than an hour to install. Really happy with the quality and finish so wouldn't hesitate in recommending to anyone looking for similar

Posted 1 week ago

SandraSanderson

over the moon fits like a glove , excellent service, and delivery

Posted 2 weeks ago

StevenJohnson

Fast friendly services. Top quality product. I am 100% confident when I recommend EOS rooflights to my clients.

Posted 2 weeks ago

MarkLaws

We are very pleased with our EOS Rooflights Our Builder was also very impressed with the quality and will use them in future

Posted 2 months ago

AlexanderWhite

Im very happy indeed. Instructions were clear, it went on a treat and looks great. It was a pleasure dealing with you, I shall recommend you

Posted 2 months ago

Anonymous

Very helpful customer service

Posted 2 months ago

JustinGourley

Most importantly of all, a great product - smart and clean design - looks superb. Service was excellent, very responsive - addressing questions quickly and adapting the design as needed. Fully recommend

Posted 3 months ago

Anonymous

We have had very good service from you delivery on time and fitting very easy.We are now enjoying the benefits of having the room flooded with light.Many thanks

Posted 3 months ago

KateAllen

EOS where very helpful throughout, the pricing was competitive with all the quotes we received and the walk-on rooflight was exceptionally well made. We prepared the opening using EOS details and plans and it came exactly as described and fitted perfectly (this seems obvious but surprisingly doesn't always happen). I would 100% use them again and would recommend EOS to others without hesitation. I am extremely pleased with the finished rooflight and it looks brilliant installed. My contractor said it was perfect and came exactly as described too, so good all round. No pictures at present but can provide later! It looks fab!

Posted 4 months ago

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Posted 5 months ago

AshleyNicholson

perfect , elegant and simple which is what we wanted. looks good. Builders told me easy to fit and fiiting instructions were appreciated as they were very clear

Posted 5 months ago

AsifAhmed

Excellent service, I had a few questions regarding installation and these were answered very quickly, very happy to recommend EOS!

Posted 6 months ago

NicoVatnikaj

Very happy with the service on time no delays

Posted 6 months ago

Anonym

Quick delivery and great product

Posted 6 months ago

SeanOwen

Looks great. Very solid, good quality. Service was wonderful, delivered in a couple of days as promised

Posted 8 months ago

Andy

We purchased a flat roof light last year and we're so glad we did. It's made such a difference to the light we get into the room and looks amazing too. Top product and great results. Our builder was impressed with it too and how quickly his question was answered when he was installing it.

Posted 8 months ago

Anonymous

As part of my build project I researched many companies looking for good quality skylights and a company that could offer both opening and fixed skylights. EOS fitted all my requirements. Both Elliot and Chris were consummate professionals in dealing with my queries and ensuring I got my delivery on time. The skylights were solidly constructed and we love them. The only thing I will say is that if you order a bespoke size, make sure you can wait 6 weeks from order to delivery.

Posted 9 months ago

IanGriffiths

Very pleased with rooflights . Easy to fit . Great communication both when ordering and delivering. Would definitely buy again.

Posted 9 months ago

PeterJaggard

Brilliant company to work with, always ready to assist, and very good communication. Excellent product, of great quality and looks brilliant, well pleased. Thanks to all at EOS

Posted 10 months ago

MadeleineBradbury

Delighted with our rooflights. EOS did everything they said they would do when they said they would do it. We were a bit nervous about doing our own fitting but we got precise, practical instruction diagrams and all went very smoothly

Posted 10 months ago

JeffereySmith

Excellent rooflights and easy to fit

Posted 10 months ago