Aluminium vs uPVC Roof Lanterns: Which One Is Right For You?

Aluminium vs uPVC Roof Lanterns: Which One Is Right For You?

At Direct Roofing Systems, we supply roof lanterns to customers nationwide. Roof lanterns will give your customer plenty of benefits, including thermal efficiency and outstanding natural light. But you might wonder how aluminium roof lanterns compare with uPVC roof lanterns. This article will compare our Sheerline S1 aluminium roof lantern and the Skypod Roof Lantern from Eurocell. This will help your customer decide which is the right option.

Benefits of uPVC Roof Lanterns

We offer the Skypod range of roof lanterns from Eurocell. There are many different benefits for the customer to consider when choosing one. Here are some of them.

Strong and Durable Roof Lanterns

One of the benefits a uPVC roof lantern offers is that it is durable against tough weather conditions. This is a strong selling point because your customer will benefit from some of the best technologies on the market. The lantern will flood your customer’s home with natural light.

uPVC Lanterns are useful on a small budget 

If your customer is looking for an affordable and cost effective option, they can choose a uPVC roof lantern for their property. They are ideal for those on a budget and withstand sun protection. 

These lanterns will also let in more natural light, bringing extra height to a room. As a result, this will bring character to any flat roof.

Customisable Roof Lanterns 

When your customer chooses a roof lantern, they will feel confident that it is customisable. uPVC roof lanterns are available in a plethora of RAL colours, which allows them plenty of ways to create their bespoke lantern. Your customer will be able to create a roof lantern that expresses their individuality. 

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Roof Lanterns

The amount of styles and colours your customer can choose from is infinite. Whatever colour your customer chooses, this can be matched to an existing window, door or conservatory. It will create a consistent and coordinated look for any property. 

Slim Sightlines 

When your customer chooses a Skypod Roof Lantern, they will get beautifully slim sightlines, giving an outstanding view of the sky. This will help bring floods of natural light into your customers’ properties.

Benefits of Aluminium Roof Lanterns 

We supply the S1 roof lantern from Sheerline to the trade. In comparison to the Skypod, they are sturdy and longer lasting than their uPVC counterparts and give outstanding features to your customer. 

Aluminium Lanterns Offer High Quality Security Measures 

At Direct Roof Systems, your customer will feel confident that we have the highest security features on the market. This will ensure that your aluminium lanterns will remain defensible against any robust or hard knocks. Aluminium is a durable material that protects you against stormy winds and hard rain. Your customers will get maximum safety assurance. 

Ultimate Design 

Once your customer chooses a roof lantern, they will feel confident that their design will get slim sightlines and improved views. In comparison to the Skypod uPVC roof lantern, our aluminium lanterns offer a higher roof pitch, which will flood your home with natural light. There are multiple designs to consider, which include a pyramid style and a 6m rectangle. 

The graceful designs are stylish and secure, and your customer can equip them with other options like LED lights. This will be suitable if they have social gatherings which give exceptional views at night. 

Aluminium Lanterns Offer Incredible Thermal Protection 

Our aluminium roof lanterns will give excellent thermal efficiency, letting thermal breaks into your home. They offer low U Values, which help make your customers’ living spaces warmer as a result. Your customer will not lose any heat, saving money on their bills in the long term.

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Roof Lanterns

 It is suitable in the summer months as well because you can inform them that the lanterns provide air conditioning which does not interfere with outside forces. Your customer will save money on their energy bills. 

The UK’s most Secure Lantern 

The S1 is an innovative design which eliminates the weakness of traditional designs. It includes security tape and a patent pending glass lock, which wards off intruders easier. This ensures intruders won’t be able to enter your customers’ property easily. Your customer will feel confident that the laminate glass update will bolster the security even more. 


When it comes to aluminium and uPVC roof lanterns, ultimately, the choice is down to you. Both lanterns have benefits, giving you plenty of choices. 

If you want to find out more about Sheerline S1 or Eurocell Skypod roof lanterns, get in touch with us today. Our friendly team will be on hand to help you. Fill out our online contact form or call us on 01623 651982 today. 

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