Proper lighting of the rooms in your home has a key impact on your well-being, thermal comfort, and living conditions. According to specialists, in order to enjoy the optimum amount of natural light in your home, the window area should be at least 12% of the total floor area of the room. One way to apply this rule is to install a window on a flat roof.
Flat roof windows can be used everywhere where it is not possible to install façade windows. What is important, if the shape and form of the building allow it, you can also install the flat roof window in one room together with the windows for sloping roofs. This way you can let even more light into your attic!
You are thinking about installing this kind of window at your place, but you don’t know which solution to choose?
At Fenbro, we will guide you and help you choose your flat roof windows.
Windows for flat roofs – why should you consider installing them?
Light disperses throughout the room – although most light is in the area directly below the window, the almost perpendicular angle of the window to the sun means that light is dispersed in all directions. So it can reach even the darkest corners of the room.
A properly selected number of roof windows also reduces humidity in the room. It is worth remembering that most flat roof kits are maintenance-free. So you do not have to decide yourself when to open the windows to ventilate the room or to get rid of dampness.
Spherical dome, flat glass module or spherical glass module – what to look for when choosing windows?
VELUX flat roof windows consist of two basic components, regardless of their type. These are:
window – with safe and energy-efficient glued glass and a frame and window sash made of PVC profile;
external element – dome, flat glass module or unique spherical glass module.
When choosing a window for a flat roof, it is this external element that should be paid special attention to. It has a decisive influence both on the final visual effect of the entire window set, and its functionality.
Windows for a flat roof – what can you choose?
All opening windows for flat roofs provide light, ventilate the room and also take care of regulating humidity levels. So which one you choose depends on your individual needs. We have prepared for you a summary of some of the most important features and characteristics of each window. Thanks to them, making a decision before buying windows will become very easy.
Spherical glass module – what distinguishes this type of window for flat roofs?
The VELUX spherical glass module can be installed on roofs with pitches as low as 0°. It has a curved glass outer pane using CurveTech technology. The curved glass outer pane uses CurveTech technology to keep snow, leaves and other debris out of the window, as all organic matter slides away from the curved pane and does not obstruct the view. This way, the right amount of sunlight can always come through the window.
The spherical module is also very visually attractive. It is therefore ideal for green roofs and terraces.
There are countries such as Ireland where the amount of sunlight during the year is very low and then it is worth thinking about a solution to this problem in the form of installing flat roof windows.
Flat glass module – when is it worth choosing?
The VELUX Flat Glass Module can be mounted on a roof with a minimum pitch of 2°. It too is made of scratch-resistant glass, but its surface is perfectly flat. It is also made of scratch-resistant glass, but its surface is perfectly flat, so it blends in perfectly with the roof and hides discreetly in its structure. The flat module is therefore worth choosing when you want no additional element to disturb the even line of the roof.
Interestingly, although this module has a flat shape, it can be just as effective in resisting dirt. This is due to the external, easily washable coating, which allows all dirt to run off the surface of the glass when it rains.
A dome for a window – what properties does it have?
The VELUX dome for flat roof windows has a convex shape so that all debris is quickly removed with the rain. However, it is covered with a different external material than the glass module – it can be made of acrylic or polycarbonate. These are durable plastics that are resistant to all scratches caused by hail, freezing rain or falling branches.
Spherical and flat glass modules, as well as domes, can be controlled electrically. Electric windows are fitted as standard with a rain sensor which, when it detects the first drops, will automatically close the windows. If you additionally connect them to the VELUX ACTIVE system and app, the windows will react to attic conditions – temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide concentration – to manage the climate in your home and provide the best living comfort.
How to install flat roof windows in the building?
When you decide to buy windows for a flat roof, be sure to find the right installer to handle the installation quickly and correctly. At Fenbro we have a fitting team that specializes in flat roof windows installation. Fenbro provides installation of windows in Ireland.
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