With abundant levels of daylight all year round, property owners can subsequently reduce their overall reliance on artificial lighting. Not only does this result in a more attractive living or working space it means cheaper utility bills – the savings of which can pay for the long term investment in a skylight.
In terms of energy consumption, thermal efficiency is a big deal for the leading skylight manufacturers in the UK.
But roof lights also make financial sense. In the colder months when the sun goes down sooner, they allow you to make the most of the limited hours of sunlight, while when the summer arrives, you may never need to turn your home or office lights on.
All of our skylights are thermally broken too, using two polyamide insulating sections which are then factory glazed with a 26mm argon-filling and a soft coat low-E insulating glass unit. Low-emittance coatings are virtually invisible metal or metallic oxide layers which are deposited on the surface of a skylight and work to reduce the U-value factor by suppressing heat loss.