Want to let a little more light into your home that also looks incredible? A glass roof is an excellent option. Not only is it an effective way of bringing natural light inside, but modern technology also makes a glass roof durable and strong.
Maybe you’ve been admiring the roof windows Melbourne residents have in their homes. Well, you’re spoilt for choice with customisable specifications, styles and prices available for such installations.
One of the roof’s main purposes is to keep sunlight and other elements out of the house, so you may be wondering if a glass roof makes your home hotter. We’ll look into that and other glass roof considerations below!
A Closer Look at Glass Roofs
Glass roofs are contemporary design features which add aesthetic appeal to any home. They can help you feel more connected to nature by allowing more sunlight and offering incredible views of the sky.
One thing to consider before installing a glass roof is cleaning. In order for a glass roof to stay clean it needs a slope for rainwater to wash away any debris, dust or leaves. A slope of 5% or more is usually a sufficient incline for your glass roof to stay fairly unsoiled after it’s rained, or you’ve washed it.
If the glass roof does become dirty it will require maintenance and cleaning. If cleaning the roof regularly is not an option for you, you may need to think about using a professional window cleaning service that is qualified to work at heights and on roofs.
Cost & Specifications
The cost of your glass roof installation will depend on the size of the project, be it residential or commercial. At Belle Skylights we use Intalok® Glazing Systems. For smaller glass roof lights the Intalok® thin section aluminium glazing bar system is typically suitable, or for larger projects such as glass glazed roofs the Intalok® systems are constructed to your architectural or building specification. We use the highest quality structural grade aluminium to suit your particular requirement or application. Intalok® can be made in any almost any shape or configuration making them a versatile choice. The professional team at Belle Skylights can advise you on the best glass roof installation for your residence or commercial building.
Do Glass Roofs Make Your House Hotter?
You may be wondering whether the glass roofs and roof windows Melbourne residents install make their houses hotter. Modern glass roofs – such as those installed by Belle Skylights – are made from highly innovative materials that reduce heat gain. In addition, they’re tougher and more resistant to harsh weather conditions such as snow, rain and strong winds. As with regular glass windows, there is a range of options available for reducing heat gain and other unwanted elements.
If heat is one of your biggest concerns, it is a good idea to consider where the glass roof or roof window is being placed. Does it get sun consistently all day, or will it be shaded for portions of the day by other parts of the building or externals factors like trees?
Belle Skylights is the solution to glass roofs and roof windows Melbourne has been looking for. At Belle Skylights we supply and install a wide range of skylights & roof windows. We are a preferred supplier and installer of Intalok® Glazing Systems. We have the experience and expertise to make your glass roof dream come true. Contact us on 1300 168 374 or request a quote online today.