Roof windows in historical contexts

Velux roof windows for houses in historic centers

Having a home in historical centres of the city, it means living in a stimulating environment, in the midst of the art and life of the center but at the same time it means living in apartments with low light, at least in most cases.

For this reason, the light it becomes precious. If you have a top floor apartment, the best solution is to create aperture zenitali with lighting from above.

The light creates volume, it is therefore important to have natural lighting in your home during the day.
In Ragusa an apartment has been renovated in a ancient palace of the historic center, arranged on two levels, with small openings, typical of old town houses and the rooms were badly lit.

The heart of the house is represented by the central space a double high, with an open connecting staircase We have therefore tried to enhance the internal environment with a roof window Velux that brings light from above and illuminates in depth.

Before the recovery, the light was not enough, while today it reaches the lower floor. L’zenith lighting has improved the spaciousness, emphasizing the volume and making the space more dynamic.

It is important in a good house distribution of spaces and the perception of light, this apartment is an example.

Velux window zenith light natural lighting
Today the value of the apartment is given by the volume and from dynamism of the space, due to the effect of light.

Anyway, the natural light constitutes an indispensable prerequisite for any project he wants emphasize aspects of energy efficiency and of environmental sustainability.

Light radiation roof window
Zenith illumination is obtained with windows The skylights positioned on the roofing of the building, often for lighting buildings that have small vertical windows.

In double-height environments it is an excellent solution for expanding spaces and creating higher volume; it is equally ideal to choose the light from above for stairwells and passageways to direct space and movement.

Since the beginning of the history of architecture, light from above has been the most evocative form of natural lighting, so much so that over time it has acquired a value sacred e poetic.

Increase the perception of light and create continuity with the external environment with Velux windows

Who doesn’t like having the sky in a room? The pitched roof windows they bring natural light, comfort and ventilation, improving the livability of spaces and making them more dynamic.

The roof windows Velux they are available in various finishes, glasses and operating options, manual or automatic Integra (electric and solar).

This innovative system allows you to open and close windows, curtains and shutters with a simple touch, a convenient solution in case of high heights of the intrados, as in the case of historic homes.

Velux dormer roof old town
With the remote control it is possible to operate each window quickly and easily, from anywhere in the house, the benefits are many, an effective air exchange and a better comfort interior thanks to predefined ventilation programs, home safety, because with a single touch you can close all windows at the same time.

Also, rain is no longer a problem because the roof window sensor supplied as standard, it closes the windows automatically at the first perceived drops.

Velux roof window
Also there manual roof window manages to better control the ventilation in the house thanks to the pivot or vasistas opening.

Velux ThermoTechnology, what is it?

The Velux line ThermoTechnology is a series made up of innovative high-performance materials that offers excellent energy efficiency, thermal insulation and an airtight seal.

IS practice, it opens easily with a single gesture, even if there are furniture under the frame.
The innovative maneuvering bar, placed on the upper side of the sash, allows you to install the window lower than a window that opens through a handle.

Velux luminosity skylight
There is not light more beautiful than the one that comes from roof. It is a light that is not affected by the orientation of the house and illuminates the rooms in depth all day long. In addition, in a house full of natural light, you live better and save energy.

The choice of roof windows and their positioning cannot be left to chance, a phase dedicated to natural light should be included in the design.

We are a generation indoor, who spends most of his time indoors, which is why it is important to live in comfortable, healthy and stimulating homes.

Illuminate the attics and make them habitable with attic windows

Open the attic windows it allows to invade usually dark areas with light and exploit new spaces, such as ceilings and attics.
If you have a horizontal and a vertical window, and if you open both, an upward ventilation is created in the rooms: in fact, the fresh air, heavier, enters from the outside from the vertical one and oxygenates the room, while the heat brings stale air upwards, thus creating the chimney effect.

This way yes reduces the need to turn on the air conditioners to cool the rooms, especially in the middle seasons.

Velux attic windows
Velux Active is an intelligent system that helps protect the attic from the heat. The system is based on sensors that constantly measure temperature, humidity and CO levels2, opens and closes the windows according to the data detected, to always ensure good air quality in the room, taking care of your home and your family.

Velux attic window
Once installed, the system immediately begins to detect indoor climate data and becomes even more accurate over time.
Smart sensors learn how the house behaves in relation to external climatic conditions and the behavior of tenants.

Obviously, during the summer various tricks can be used for check the heat in the attic, but it is essential to protect the windows with curtains and shutters, which limit the entry of heat through the glass.

Velux outdoor sunshade tent
With the roof windows and related accessories, such as curtains or intelligent systems, decorate the attic giving it a touch of design combined with the style of the environment. For this Velux is number one among the producers of roof windows, thanks to the wide range of products and services offered.

Shutters and awnings for Velux skylights

In a house there quality of light it is determined by objective factors, deriving from the physical characteristics of the environment: solar exposure, shape, size, which cause psychophysical reactions in the observer.
To get aluminous homogeneity it is useful to provide for roof windows, diffusion components of the solar spectrum, such as curtains or filters.

Roof windows awning
The shutters Velux they protect the house from heat, cold and bad weather, as well as guaranteeing optimal shading.
I skylights they can be accompanied by accessories that adapt to the environment in which they must be stored, there is a curtain for every need.
Whether you are looking for specific benefits or simply a touch of d├ęcor, Velux offers a wide range of solutions in the colors that best suit the design of the house.

Velux tent roof windows
The classic Velux shutters in easy manual mode, electric or solar, are perfect for all seasons, ensuring thermal and acoustic insulation, heat protection and optimal darkening, as well as acting as an anti-intrusion deterrent.

Velux skylight curtain
The curtains, on the other hand, they can be darkening, filtering a package The smooth, to Venetian and in mode night and day consisting of a blackout roller blind and a pleated filter blind, fixed to each other. It allows you to have full control of the light, dimming or filtering it as desired.

Filtering windows for attics
The external awnings, increase internal comfort and protect the house from the heat, filter the sun’s rays before they hit the window pane, avoiding overheating and reducing incoming heat.
They create a pleasant shading effect without compromising the view to the outside.

Velux transparent fabric mosquito net
Also there manual mosquito net it must be taken into consideration, to have total protection from insects and mosquitoes. The transparent Velux canopy is raised and lowered with the convenient maneuvering bar. It slides on satin finish aluminum side guides and rolls up inside an aluminum roller cover when not in use. If the window is not at hand, it is good to order a maneuver rod.

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Technology at your fingertips with roof windows and skylights

VeluxThe attics, especially if located in historic centers, are increasingly re-evaluated trying to make the most of the lighting, so as to make the space pleasant and functional at the same time.

The models of roof windows and skylights that are mostly used are those proposed by the company Velux leader in the world of electric windows, e manuals.

Just visit the company’s website so you can choose from a wide range of products that can meet your needs.

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