Improving The Situation With a Rooflight
Having a rooflight – any kind of rooflight – will improve your home, speaking generally. Numerous scientific studies have already shown the health benefits that natural light has. However, this isn’t the only benefit of having a rooflight installed in your home. In certain situations, the presence of a rooflight can elevate or improve that situation immensely – simply by being there.
In this article, we’re going to go through some of the situations where a situation will be elevated by the inclusion of a rooflight – any rooflight.
Dinner Under the Stars - Sliding Rooflights or Boxed Rooflights
As we’ve previously mentioned, having a sliding rooflight or boxed rooflight in your home can greatly increase the amount of natural light in your home. However, what we haven’t yet discussed is the positive benefits that having a rooflight can have when it comes to the dining experience.
Yes, having breakfast under the sun is great; but having dinner and supper under the stars is a whole new experience. It creates a totally different experience. This is especially true for romantic dinners, where the moonlight can create a warm, intimate atmosphere that can take the evening to the next level.
You don’t need a particular kind of rooflight to get this effect; however, we recommend sliding rooflights or boxed rooflights. The former will allow you to introduce a nice breeze (if necessary) while the latter simply has a unique aesthetic quality that is sure to make an impression
Cosy Reading Nook - Glass Lean To
If you’re a reader, you will know the value of a good reading space. Somewhere you can just sit back and relax and fall into the book. Some people find such a space in their libraries, other people their bedrooms. Whether you find your reading space, you will find a glass lean to an excellent addition.
The chief reason for this is, as is the case with most other forms of rooflight, the increased level of natural light that the glass lean to provides. According to the work undertaken by cosmologists, natural light has a range between 5,000 and 7,500 kelvin and contains more blue tones than red tones. This makes it ideal for reading, as blue tones help to regulate your circadian rhythm and sleep cycle, and being exposed to natural sources of this kind of light can help you maintain a good sleeping pattern and increase your body’s level of vitamin C. As such, a Glass Lean To is ideal.
Adding a Wow Factor To a Rooftop Party – Walk on Glass
Another situation where having a rooflight can improve a situation is in the case of a rooftop party. Picture this: it’s a brilliant summer night and you’ve invited people over to your penthouse flat in London. It can be a small gathering or a large gathering, there can be loud party music playing, or you can just have some breezy music on the stereo.
Whatever your party, having walk on glass floors ensures that your guests have enough room to enjoy themselves. Because of their design and sturdy construction, you and your guests can walk over the rooflight without risk of damage or injury. At the same time, this toughened and laminated glass will prove a natural discussion point – both during the party itself and afterwards.
Improving Fire Safety - Fire Rated Flat Rooflights
While all the examples we’ve offered so far have been to do with pleasure, it’s also important to remember that rooflights can have positive benefits when it comes to health and safety, particularly when it comes to fire safety. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of our fire rated flat rooflights.
In a fire, there are several things that are certain to happen. One of them is an incredible amount of heat being created by the fire – heat which radiates outwards. This heat comes into contact with one side or pane of glass – creating intense thermal stress on the glass, leading to thermal shock, and eventually breakage. Such a breakage would cover the ground in glass, making walking without shoes extremely dangerous. .
In the event of a fire, our range of Fire Rated Flat Rooflights have been designed to last anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes before experiencing thermal shock. This gives you precious time to escape your home without having to worry about glass.
For Information On Our Products
Natralight offers a range of rooflight and other glass products, suitable for homes and businesses. Whether you’re looking for a fire rated rooflight or a wall box rooflight, we have the product for your home.
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