With energy prices set to soar, many home and business owners are seeking ways to create natural light in their properties. Lack of natural light has been proven to be a key factor in the difference between high and low energy consumers. Light also adds to a general feeling of space and also improves well-being.
Changing the number of lights kept on in a building might seem like a small change, but over time it can make a surprisingly huge difference to how much money is left in consumers' bank accounts. In addition, carbon footprints can also be reduced dramatically, an important factor when planning new developments, as consumption is likely to be taxed heavily in times to come. Therefore, it may be time to future-proof your property.
Roofing specialists such as ourselves are now keen to aid consumers in making appropriate choices about skylights and other roof glazing options. If the property needs a new roof anyway, why not add some value and think about natural lighting? Property owners throughout the country are starting to make the change. More importantly, a significant number of roofs in Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and beyond are setting the trend.
Natural light options can be added to most types of roofs. Whether slate, tile, flat or pitched, there are solutions for every project. It's worth bearing in mind some of the following points before making a decision: firstly think about the size you require - bigger isn't always better, as a cleverly positioned smaller window can provide a dramatic effect without reducing the overall temperature of the property. Secondly, consider the type you require: flat skylights are great for low pitched or flat roofs, but a window you can walk and stand on would be great in a roof garden. Finally, there's the inevitable consideration of cost. This will vary greatly depending upon whether you're after a fixed skylight, one controlled with sensors, a window that's eco and environmentally sound, a skylight you're able walk-on, or any of the other numerous types.
It can be difficult to know where to start, but here at Woodstock Roofing, we'll be happy to talk you through the options. As a family-run company, we really like to get to grips with our clients' needs. Give us a call today to see how we can help you with getting more light into your property.