Do you have a roof in your home or property that could do with more light? Have you considered installing a window in your roof? Roof windows are not just for the topmost roof of your property, but can be installed in other areas such as extensions, outhouses and flat roofs too.
Letting in more natural sunlight has many benefits from improving mood and reducing the risk of SAD (seasonal affective disorder), lower blood pressure, deeper sleep and increased vitamin D which alone has many benefits.
There are a number of different types of roof windows available from classic centre pivot or top hung manual windows, to electric remote controlled windows. There are also roof windows with added burglary resistance, smoke ventilation and emergency escape windows.
I have always been fascinated by those grand design shows where they convert a disused or dingy area into a warm and welcoming new space. A lot of these transformations are attributable to installing a roof window which allows the natural sunlight flood in. Of course, I would always look for a good brand like Roof Window to give me a hand on their expertise advice.
Choosing the right type of roof window for your home can often come down to budget. Without a budget, any renovation can become disastrously expensive. So plan your budget well and stick with it.
Next find the right builder! You might be wondering who to ask! You can either turn to social media for help or try out websites like Rated People, NextDoor, Yellow Pages etc. for recommendation or to get a few quotes. If you are having major renovations, you might want to hire an architect to ensure you get everything right especially when it comes to selling your house in the future.
Check if you require any planning permission and the building regulations with your local authority first. If in doubt, always check with the relevant authority before work commences. If you break any rules, your local authority have the right to ask you to remove it.
Next pick the right size window for your roof and the placement. What size do you want? Where do you want to place the windows? Do you need your roof windows to open? Is roof access a priority? Have you considered ventilation? These are the questions you should ask yourself and consult the experts. No matter how much research you do, it is useful to seek a professional for advice!
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