During the last couple of years the focus on homes has been to conserve energy. Glazing is one of the key elements that has dramatically been improve and today Triple glazing is available with a “U” value of 0.6. This low “U” value means glass roofs are available that don’t loose too much heat. When positioned well they assist in bringing natural light into the darned area of any extension.
Contemporary lantern roofs and roof lights
Contemporary lantern roofs and roof lights have minimal roof bars and maximum glazing. The only restriction is the size and weight of the glass.
Traditional lantern roofs
Traditional lantern roofs can be made bigger than the contemporary lantern roofs because they tend to have more glazing bars making the glazing smaller and not so heavy. Attention has to be taken when building a large lantern roof you need to make sure that the roof is strong enough to support the weight.