A loft conversion involves the transformation of a dark, dingy storage space into a comfortable living area. This kind of home improvement is a great idea as it allows homeowners to take full advantage of their available space. Loft conversions can make an unpleasant space into a usable one, making the loft suitable for an office, another bedroom or even just a storage space that is pleasant to be in.
One of the biggest problems for loft conversions has always been finding a great source of lighting for the space. Traditional windows often require a major roofing project, and they can even demand that you change the shape of your slated roof to accommodate them. With the right window, you can create a bright, open environment that doesn’t compromise your building’s integrity.
The first thing you should consider when it comes to a real loft conversion is how you can actually provide natural light to the room. Windows are the obvious answer, but you need to make sure that the windows you choose are suitable for positioning on a slanted rooftop. Traditional windows are designed to sit vertically, meaning that their design is either unsuitable for rooftops in operational or reliability terms.
Roof windows, are designed to deal with the powerful effects of the weather, including the strong rains and winds that they will directly be exposed to. It is rare that these weather effects will affect vertical windows in the same way, so don’t make the mistake of assuming that the two are interchangeable.
There are several different types of roof windows which are suitable for loft conversions, but each one is operated slightly differently. Some of the most popular include:
There are even several designs of windows which are remote-controlled, meaning that you can control your windows from the comfort of your bed!
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