Roof Lanterns vs Skylights – what’s the difference?

Some of the very best resources in which to let homeowners truly let themselves spoil their living spaces withy lashings of natural light, roof lanterns and sky lights are subtle additions that have the potential to make a big difference. When getting ready to renovate your home, we wouldn’t blame you for posing one question though: What’s the difference between the two?

To resolve this conundrum once and for all, we’ve decided to set the record straight by highlighting the unique benefits and features of both!

Roof Lanterns 101

An inherently classic design that suits both traditional properties and modern builds, roof lanterns from Albion are an affordable method of letting in light. The easiest way to identify a roof lantern is the simple fact that most come made up of multiple window panes that converge at the centre, letting light enter from 360 degrees. They’re much more affordable than a full-scale extension, creating the illusion of additional space.

Features at a glance

  • Made up of multiple window panes
  • Typically forms a dome shape
  • Lets light enter from multiple angles
  • Well-suited to Victorian properties

Skylights 101

Usually fitted to a flat roof in order to allow more natural light into the room, skylights are a neat and subtle home addition that can help breathe life into dilapidated areas of the home. Only made up of one single pane of glass, they have a major impact on any living space without the need to create an unsightly product that sits atop your property. They come made bespoke exactly to your liking, ensuring a perfect fit every time.

Features at a glance

  • Singular window pane typically fitted to a flat roof
  • Designed to sit flush within the roof line
  • Slim sightlines to let heaps of light flow in
  • Ideal for loft conversions – no need to acquire planning permission

Light the way with home renovations from Albion

At Albion Windows, we make a point of simplifying the home improvement process so as to give all our customers the most hassle-free experience possible. We supply and install both high performance roof lanterns and sky lights that help make the most of the home, bringing you closer to the natural beauty of the outside. For more information, call our team on 0208 629 1611 or send us a message online today.

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