While designing your new loft space, as well as the staircase and the practicalities, thinking about the windows may not be something you put much time into. But the windows in your loft conversion will greatly influence the amount of natural light in the space, and can also influence the cost of your conversion. So should you choose dormer windows, or velux windows? Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are experts when it comes to designing and installing new loft conversions. As a result, we have produced this guide to loft conversion windows.
First of all, dormer windows are a popular option. Instead of putting up with a slanting roof, the dormer window adds head height. By building upwards from the natural roof slope, into a rectangular shape, the loft itself becomes more of a conventional shape. On this projection, the windows can be added. This type of loft conversion, with high quality windows, is considered a feature statement by estate agents, and if you come to sell your home, you can receive more money.
However, the one downside is that a dormer will require additional building, roofing and window fittings, which will increase the length of time your loft conversion takes, while also increasing the cost.
Velux windows are the most common type of window installed in a loft conversion. There are a range of options to help personalise your space, as well as make it more practical. These options include:
⦁ the size of the windows
⦁ top hung hinges
⦁ solar powered or electric operated
⦁ many blinds and shutter options
Velux windows are fairly cheap, easy to install, and will reduce the cost of the loft conversion as a whole. Especially when compared to a dormer window.
If you would like more help or advice, or are looking for a professional company to kickstart your own loft conversion, contact us today here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.