Maximizing Energy Efficiency: How Roofing Plays a Key Role

Maximizing Energy Efficiency: How Roofing Plays a Key Role

When your customers install rooflights, they’re adding a host of benefits to their homes. Roof lanterns can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fit in any home, in a wide variety of styles too.

But do your customers know the difference they can also make to their outgoings every month? When installed correctly, roof lanterns can have a positive environmental impact on homes and reduce your energy bills.

The natural light effect

Roof lanterns are the most effective way to fill homes with natural light, in fact, they provide up to three times more natural light than standard windows. So how do roof lanterns and the light they expose homes to, help you save money on energy bills?

Reduce artificial lighting

Maximising natural light means less need for artificial lighting which can dramatically reduce the cost of energy bills. Of course, the amount of daylight will be dependent on the building type and positioning of the rooflight. To get the maximum exposure for your customer’s homes, as experts, we can advise on where you should position the roof lanterns.

Cut Co2 emissions

Research has shown that roof lanterns, when installed correctly, will help to dramatically reduce the amount of Co2 emissions homes produce. The need for artificial light is unavoidable and consumes a lot of energy. However, increasing natural light reduces the reliance on artificial lighting, which dramatically cuts energy use, therefore reducing the CO2 emissions resulting from artificial light.

Lower heating costs

Passive heat or solar heat gain will reduce the need for central heating or other artificial heating appliances. In fact, recent third-party product testing revealed just how good the Ug-value calculation (a measure of the rate of heat loss of a building component) is for the latest triple glazed roof lanterns. Demonstrating just how effective our triple glazing and composite product design are at keeping in heat over standard double glazed roof lanterns.

Air circulation

Ventilating skylights open outwardly at the bottom and help releases the hot air that naturally accumulates near the ceiling. Allowing fresh air into homes is far healthier than using energy-abusing purifiers and air conditioning units too.

Advanced energy saving

Customers can now install triple glazed roof lights which help keep the heat in but still allow optimum natural light – especially useful during the winter months.

A more eco-friendly home

Research has proven that installing roof lanterns, covering usually 15-20% of the total roof area will usually reduce overall energy consumption compared to buildings without roof lanterns installed.

A positive effect

Allowing more natural light to flow into homes will also have a more positive effect on everyone who lives there. Numerous studies have shown that some of the benefits include increased focus, reduced stress levels, improved moods and better sleep patterns.

Attractive and practical

Installing roof lanterns is a great way to improve the appearance of your customers’ homes, add value and importantly, reduce their energy consumption too.

For more information on our energy efficient roof lanterns, please get in touch with our friendly team of experts today.

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