Have you ever gazed at your flat or raked roof, wishing you could let in a little more natural light? Cue in the hero of our story: flat roof skylights!
These gems not only add a splash of sunshine to your home, but they also give it that special touch of style and sophistication. But how do you choose the right one, you ask? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
Picking the perfect skylight
Choosing a skylight is like picking out a new pair of shoes; you need to make sure it’s the right fit!
Because flat roofs often have limited space between the roof and the ceiling, determining the exact size and position of a skylight can be a bit of a pickle.
To play it safe, we recommend opting for a narrower truss skylight. They’re almost like the one-size-fits-all of the skylight world!
The right brand for your flat roof
Here’s a fun fact: most skylight brands need to be pitched at a 15° angle. That’s a no-go for a flat roof unless. the skylight/s are installed with a flashing base that raises the skylight pitch to 15°.
In saying this, brands like Velux, Atlite, and Infiniti have got your back with designs suitable for all pitches, including flat roofs.
The benefits of flat roof skylights
Flat roof skylights aren’t just about the aesthetics, they’re also about the perspective. Because flat roofs have shallow cavities, you get a more expansive view of the sky. It’s like having your personal IMAX theatre at home!
Plus, they’re cost-effective with less material and labour required for installation. Talk about a win-win!
Caring for your skylight
Now, let’s talk about TLC for your skylight. It’s pretty straightforward – just make sure there’s no build-up of leaves or debris around the flashings and the skylight.
With a flat roof, usually there’s not much run off compared to a pitched roof so it’s easy for debris to build up which can cause leaks to form and flashings to rust.
The cost of a flat roof skylight
Money matters, and we get that! While costs can vary based on factors like roof type and obstructions, the good news is that flat and raked roofs often mean lower costs due to less ceiling cavity. Metal roofs might up the cost a bit, but trust us, it’s worth it.
Ready to let the sunshine in? Let’s turn that flat roof into your personal slice of sky! Contact our friendly team at Roof Space Renovators to find your perfect flat roof skylight today. We can’t wait to help you light up your home!