Aluminium lantern roofs and glass rooflights comprise individual roof products designed for integration into an existing or new flat roof. Furthermore, they’re one of the best products enhancing a new extension above bifolding doors.
The range of aluminium lantern roofs and rooflights available for homeowners as well as the trade is diverse. Aluminium manufacturers and several systems companies provide highly engineered contemporary or traditional roofing products for the home. As well as this, commercial roof manufacturers create bespoke atria, roof glazing and roof lights for commercial buildings, retail premises, restaurants and bars.
Information about lantern roofs and rooflights
The construction of glass roofs starts with insulated aluminium profiles with a thermal break. Then they are powder coated in a variety of durable colours, designed to withstand the external location and all types of weather.
For the glazing, safety glass comes generally as standard with lantern roofs having double glazed highly insulated units. Rooflights in particular, frequently come with triple glazing for even better thermal performance. As a result, the U-Values of lantern roofs and rooflights is impressive.
For contemporary glazing such as roofs, aluminium remains the material of choice. First of all is the slimmer sightlines and inherent strength. Second is the larger spans, widths and lengths, usually only available with aluminium. These products also offer modern or traditional sightlines to suit property types and individual tastes.
Besides great engineering and design, the roofing industry now makes fitting lantern roofs easier for aluminium window and door installers. In addition to fully fabricated lantern roofs, these also come in easy kit form. As a result, a simple site assembly and glazing makes lantern roofs and rooflights fitter friendly without complex problems on site.
It’s important to understand there’s no bad product on the market and you can expect to find all current products having thermally insulated profiles, excellent weather sealing, quality glass in a range of options. So choosing the best type of glass roof is based very much on styling such as traditional or modern and the sightlines that work best.
Lantern roofs and rooflights, Brands and Systems.
The homeowner and the trade has a huge choice of roof products on the market. Despite this, there aren’t that many actual systems on the market. Some established roof products are existing systems then re-branded or customised and sold under a different name. This aside all offer high quality, slim lines and excellent U-Values with the right glass. Overall, aluminium lantern roofs and rooflights today come slimmer and better.
All the major roof brands come suitable for integration with the glazing below as part of an extension. You can also use them within conservatory or orangeries. Some of the best-known brands are listed below.
Altas Glazed Roofs and Lantern Roofs
Kestrel Aluminium Flat Roof light
Korniche Roof Lantern
Roofmaker Lantern Roofs
Quantal Roof System
Sunsquare Aluminium Rooflights and Lanterns
Synseal Stratus Aluminium Lantern Roof
Titan Aluminium Products
For aluminium rooflights, there is a huge amount of choice. Rooflights are available in different styles to suit the requirement and the property. There is the option of fixed roof lights, opening rooflights, pyramid roofs, lanterns and contemporary roofs featuring the bare minimum of glazing bars.
Walk on Glass Rooflights.
Walk on roof lights are one of the most popular products for their ability to provide light while having the strength to be walked on or stood on. They feature high strength laminated and toughened double or triple glazing as well as a range of anti-slip glass if required.
Walk on rooflights can be installed in a patio, provide light to a basement and can even be used to highlight a particular feature of a property while keeping it protected. Sizes of up to 3 metres in length are possible with many walk-on glass rooflight systems.
More information about lantern roofs and rooflights.
Homeowners can get in touch and find out more about lantern roofs for their property projects. We can help with product advice and putting you in touch with local installers. We also help the fenestration trade with suitable trade suppliers either on a supply only basis or via brands looking for new dealers. Use our contact form to get in touch.