Looking to enjoy more natural light and Queensland’s cool breeze with a roof window (AKA a skylight)?
Roof windows* come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be hard to choose the best one for you. That’s why in this article, we’ll compare each so you can make the best decision for your home.
*DID YOU KNOW? Roof windows and skylights are technically different things. For simplicity, in this blog when we refer to roof window, we really mean skylight. Find out the difference here.
What are the 3 types of opening roof windows?
Solar-powered roof windows
These windows are opened with a remote control and are powered by an in-built solar panel and battery. With enough charge, the battery can run even without sunlight.
Electric roof windows
Electric roof windows are like solar-powered windows, but they run on your home’s power. This makes them more reliable than solar but are more complicated to install.
Manual roof windows
Manual roof windows are a great cost-effective option. This variety of roof windows can be manually opened and closed with a wind-up action. Manual roof windows have either a rod or handle to open and close them depending on if they’re out-of-reach or not.
How do I choose the right type of roof window?
We like things simple at Roof Space Renovators, so here’s a comparison table below to help you compare:
Other factors to consider when choosing the best roof window for your home:
Where are you placing the window? Is it hard to reach?
Your physical abilities
Manual mechanisms can be cumbersome for people with limited mobility. Do you prefer the convenience of a remote control or keypad operated action over manual?
Peace of mind
If it rains, the solar and electric roof windows automatically close, giving you peace of mind. This is thanks to their complimentary rain sensor.
Different brands use different materials which can affect your home’s look and feel. That’s why it’s good to see the roof windows in person and get expert advice on what’s best for your home.
Here at Roof Space Renovators, we make it easy for you to choose the best option for your home. Come visit our showroom and have a chat with our team to find the best skylight for you.
Give us a call for an obligation-free consultation to find the best opening roof window option for you!