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How are Glass Roofs Supported Structurally?

How are Glass Roofs Supported Structurally?

Structural glass from Natralight can be utilised in roofing areas to create a stunning fully glazed roof to any space or room.

They are especially useful in internal rooms where external windows are quite far away or small and rear extensions where side windows could be restricted because of neighbouring properties.

These overhead elements of structural glazing allow the maximum amount of natural light into space plus with improvements in glass technology - keeps a space warm and comfortable no matter the weather outside.

Structural glass roofs generally require some structural support. Low iron glass beams offer a great completely transparent horizontal element to a living space with frameless detailing at the edges hiding all brackets and fixings to the structural glass beam.

Designing Structural Glass Roofs

Where glass roofs meet in a vertical section, such as a structural glass wall, glass fins can be added vertically to support the glass beams on the outer edge of the space to extend the fully glazed appearance further. The fixings between the glass fin and beam will be designed by the Natralight team to create a clear and neat glass to glass function with minimal framing or fixings. Glass box extensions often use this detail.

If you are looking for a different appearance, steel T or box sections may be used to support the glass joints within a glass roof. These minimal steel supports span large distances and often suit a more industrial effect design.

Using technical glass solutions and coatings ensure your brand new structural glass roof will ensure high performance for the unit.

Get a Quote for Your Roof Glazing

If you are looking for a competitive quote for structural glass for your roof, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We offer a free no-obligation quote for all of our rooflights plus all structural glass applications.

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