Loft conversions are the perfect way to add value, space and light to your home. And many people find that expanding upwards, instead of outwards, is the easiest and most effective way to add more space to your home. And when it comes to adding light to your property, a loft conversion skylight could be the perfect answer. However, there are also some considerations to take into account. Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are experts when it comes to planning, designing and installing your ideal loft. As a result, we have produced this guide to the main advantages of installing a skylight in your loft conversion.
What are the advantages of installing a loft conversion skylight?
A skylight can bring a number of advantages and benefits to your new loft conversion, including:
- Visual style- a skylight is essentially a flat window that fits perfectly into the sloping gradient of the loft roof, and illuminates the space from above. This can provide stunning views of the sky, or outdoor landscape, and have a dramatic visual impact on your loft space.
- Thermally efficient- With all kinds of thermally efficient, weatherproof glass available, you don’t need to worry about losing heat from this window, especially if you insulate the frame well.
- Save money on electricity bills- Installing a skylight in your loft conversion can also help to save on electricity bills, because of the volume of natural light illuminating the room. This means that your loft will essentially light itself during the daylight hours.
Types of skylight
There are two main types of skylight, and these are:
- fixed skylights
- vented skylights
The only difference between these two is that one of these skylights can open, while the other cannot. If you think that you would like to open the window and let air circulate on the warmer days, then a vented skylight is probably your best option. While a fixed skylight is used solely to let the light into the room.
For more information and advice about installing a skylight in your loft conversion, get in touch with the experts today, here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.