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Reducing your home’s carbon footprint

by Roof Maker

It’s crucial to understand why energy efficiency is such a concern today. Energy efficiency means using less energy to perform the same tasks which ultimately reduces the emissions being released into the environment.

By making smart choices to optimize our energy usage we can reduce our carbon footprint and lessen our impact on the planet. Rooflights may seem like a minor detail in this larger context, but their impact can be significant.

Rooflights and energy efficiency

Rooflights, also known as skylights, are windows installed in the roof of a building. They are designed to bring natural daylight into interior spaces, reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day. While this may not seem like a significant contribution to energy efficiency, the benefits are substantial when you consider the bigger picture.

Slimline roof lantern
Two Luxlite pitched skylights installed on roof

1. Reduced Energy Consumption

By harnessing natural daylight through the installation of a rooflight you will decrease your reliance on artificial lighting. This will save electricity which is good for the environment and is good news for your bank balance as it will help to reduce your energy bills.

2. Improved Thermal Performance

Energy efficient rooflights are typically designed with advanced glazing technologies that provide superior thermal insulation. They help to maintain a stable indoor temperature, reducing the need for heating or cooling systems. By minimising temperature fluctuations, you can lower your home’s energy consumption year-round.

a. Triple Glazing

When selecting your rooflight you can minimise the loss of heat from your home by choosing triple glazing, as we all know heat rises so consider the position of a rooflight and you will understand why triple glazing is so beneficial. Here at Roof Maker we like to give you all the information so you can make an informed decision, click to read how to make the right choice between double glazed vs triple glazed.

b. Thermal break

All Roof Maker rooflights are manufactured with a thermal break within the aluminium frame, this is to ensure that heat loss is minimised, and your home has superior thermal insulation.

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Modular rooflights installed on flat roof

3. Solar gain

Rooflights not only allow in natural light but also capture solar energy – this is know as solar gain. This can help to warm your home in colder months, which reduces the use of heating systems. This again means your consumption of fossil fuels is lower and therefore has a positive impact on the environment. Roof Maker offer tints, glazing options and blinds so you can minimise the passive heating in the warmer months.

4. Ventilation

If you choose an opening rooflight then you will benefit from natural airflow and increased ventilation. This reduces the need for cooling systems in warmer months and therefore can reduce your use of electricity. There are additional benefits to choosing an opening rooflight, read more here.

Roof Maker’s range includes premium rooflights designed and manufactured in-house. This means they can be made to bespoke sizes and customised to your customers’ specifications.

Products are packaged and delivered by our experienced team, so you can rest assured, all the components will be provided and your rooflights will arrive in perfect condition.

For more information, visit our product pages, call our experts on 0116 269 6297 or email [email protected]

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