Renovating your home is an exciting time. It’s a fantastic opportunity to put your stamp on your property.
Whether you’re looking to breathe new life into a neglected room, open up a space to make it multifunctional or inject some light back into your home, rooflights are an invaluable asset to any property. They provide a source of natural light, have a positive impact on your space and can help reduce your energy bills.
Moving on from the planning stage to installation can be understandably daunting. After all, rooflights will transform your space, so you want to get them right first time. With that in mind we’ve compiled some top rooflighting tips to get you started.
Before starting any building work it’s important to decide where you want your rooflight to be situated. You need to leave enough room for it to be fitted (and opened if you decide to go for this functionality).
Think about the orientation of your rooflight. Should it be north or south facing? Consider where you will get the most benefit from your new addition.
It’s also advisable to consult a contractor to ensure that you satisfy building regulations. That way you can review all eventualities before making a start and ensure that your chosen location positively impacts the space around it.
With so many styles available it can be hard to decide which one is best for you and your home. EOS Rooflights offers the largest range of stocked sizes in the UK. Our most popular styles include Fixed, Opening, Walk On and Eco. We also offer bespoke designs tailored to your requirements.
When choosing which style to go for, you need to consider the following questions:
- Where will it be located?
- What size will it be?
- What functionality does it need to have?
- Are there other internal or external factors to consider?
The cost of your rooflight will depend on the style and size you choose to purchase, so bear this in mind when allocating budget for the build and installation. Stock sizes are more cost-effective, so making the decision to choose a stock size will be a wise one.
Whether you opt for a Fixed, Opening, Walk On, Eco or bespoke design you must always ensure that you follow the installation manual provided.
If you are not installing the rooflight yourself, we would advise hiring a contractor to carry out the fit. Again, the cost of this may vary based on the contractor’s rates and the complexity of the installation.
It’s essential to keep your rooflights clean so that they can perform properly. Dirt and leaves can collect on your roof and you don’t want them blocking the natural light. So make sure that you wash your rooflights on a regular basis to avoid wasting your investment.
If it’s safe to do so, use a ladder to reach your rooflights to give them a good clean. Alternatively, you could use an extendable pressure washer. However, if your new rooflights aren’t safely accessible, we would recommend seeking the assistance of a professional window-cleaning company.
Keep your rooflight in tip-top condition by maintaining its fixtures. Whilst all of our products are low-maintenance and long-lasting, it’s worth checking their functionality now and again.
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