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Glass roofs can be found in various forms such as skylights and sunrooms or as a permanent roof for your patio

Glass Roofs

 

While they have been popular for commercial buildings for some time, many people are choosing glass roofs for their homes these days. Both residents and office staff love them because they allow natural sunlight in without permitting too much heat.

 

Glass roofs can be found in various forms such as skylights and sunrooms or as a permanent roof for your patio. All of these present great places under which to relax with friends. The smart people among us will also recognise that a glass roof more often than not will significantly add to the resale value of your home.

 

In fairness, glass roofs are less conventional than many other types of roofing including wood decking and metal, but they certainly do bring a unique characteristic to a home or office space.

 

Technically speaking, a glass roof has to remain impermeable both in and around the roof's vent structure and the joint between the vent and the roof's frame. For that reason, ready-made vents are often slotted into the system by the fitters in much the same way as they would slide in the panes of glass. This seals everything completely and securely. So most smaller glass roofs can be opened and shut manually while larger structures generally will use a motorised rack and pinion system.

 

While glass roofs provide great panoramic views, the heat they allow into the room below can present a problem during hot days. For that reason, you can use tinted glass so the room remains cool. You can tint the glass with a colour that still allows some light in, yet darkens the room slightly so you never have to suffer from the sun's excessive heat. Not only that, but of course, with a glass roof installed you get to see the stars in all their glory at night!

 

 

Glass Roofs