Definition of roof or dome skylight
With the term roof skylight we refer to a typology of mail opening in a attic or in a attic which serves to bring in the natural light inside the house.
The attic, whether in an independent house or on the top floor of a more or less high building, they are the rooms of a building closest to the sky and therefore in close contact with Sun rays. The presence of light is the element that makes these environments perfectly livable, bright and therefore suitable for all work and leisure activities that take place at home as in the office.
The artificial light it must in fact be complementary, used in the dark hours, when it gets dark, but not the only possible light source.
A bright attic room is synonymous with Welfare, healthiness and opportunity to live and make the most of the privileged position, without having to give up anything.
Natural light indoors with attic windows: all the advantages they can offer
As mentioned, thelighting element, combined with the exposure and the presence of natural light inside the house, is an aspect that increases the value of a home, making it more attractive for purchase and sale.
Light carries with it energy, heat and knows how to instill well-being, especially if the property is intended for home.
The houses can in fact boast the best system, followed by a meticulous research study on where and which lights to place for light up the house at any time of day, in all rooms and for specific functions, but nothing can replace natural light.
The artificial one must become an integral element and illuminate only when needed, not always. This allows you to save on bill costs and enjoy the best possible light.
It is no coincidence that the most attractive apartments, except for particular needs related to mobility limits of the inhabitants, are those located on the highest floors of the houses, not least the attic. From these apartments you can enjoy agreat view, a real overlooking the city seen from a private and privileged perspective.
The winning element is precisely the ease that light has in illuminating rooms, without obstacles, as happens for basements or lower floors, especially in inhabited and densely populated centers or in the presence of tall trees that slightly obscure the light.
A good natural light it really improves life, in addition to concentration and all the performances that can be performed in a well-exposed home or office. The view will also benefit from contact with light.
The sunlight also helps us to maintain a good sleep rhythm wake up, having the possibility to follow the natural rising of the sun every morning and its setting to make way for the night.
The temperature in an attic floor is important both during the summer and during the winter season, for this reason choosing suitable external fixtures capable of isolating and illuminating is important.
A house placed in a attic where the right fixtures have been installed will be bright and will make it easy and safe air exchange whenever it is deemed necessary.
Roof skylights and roof windows: what are the differences?
Often there is a risk of confusion and misuse of terms. When we talk about fixtures for the attics, we must keep in mind that for skylight we mean an opening to cover a building, and therefore on the roof, used as a warehouse, shed or in any case not as a home.
I skylights found in buildings for business use, mainly industrial, dedicated to the production and to preserve artifacts.
These rooms allowed lighting and the possibility of air recirculation but were not sufficient to make the room comfortable and habitable, because they were not adequately insulated against cold and heat.
Those who choose the attic or the attic as a home, it will also have to take care of performing a good thermal and energy insulation.
In these houses should not be installed roof skylights but true roof windows, capable of making the room not only aesthetically refined and well finished, but also healthy, without neglecting that the consequence ofinstallation of adequate fixtures specific to the roof will ensure a energy saving remarkable in addition to the maximum livability. Per isolation we mean the thermal one but also the best barrier against the outside noise.
Roof windows to be installed in the attic
The windows for attic they are called roof windows, they are responsible for the safety, livability and well-being of the house and its inhabitants, twelve months a year from morning to evening. All windows have as their purpose the passage of light from the outside to the inside, but this type really gives excellent light. In fact, the light enters from above and is defined zenitale.
The main advantage is that, unlike traditional window frames, it is not affected by the exposure of the house to the sun.
The light in the house will be constant until evening.
The VELUX roof windows they can be manual or electric and programmable according to our schedules and the lighting needs of the house.
Windows for the attic: what to choose and how to install a VELUX roof window
The best advice that can be given, when facing an important but definitive investment for the safety and efficiency of the home, is to contact an expert who will be able to recommend the best solutions and illustrate all the products most suitable for specific situations. .
VELUX is a leading company capable of satisfying specific needs and providing advice: from product choice, to window combinations, through to home sales and installation. The VELUX roof windows offer what an attic house needs: isolation, silence, safety. The video shows how the VELUX roof windows are installed.
The steps are then the installation of the wooden counterframe, the definition of the level of thermal and acoustic insulation, centimeter by centimeter around the window, thanks to an insulating frame. At this point the work is completed by inserting a collar for watertightness, thewaterproofing of the window and airtightness to prevent condensation that would mist up the glass
VELUX roof windows: some models
Depending on the type of roof on which to install VELUX windows, there are different products suitable for use.
VELUX flat roof windows
The flat roof has a slope that can swing from it 0 to 15 °.
The latest addition is the model with curved glass, designed specifically for the laying on a flat roof, which features a refined and refined curved glass. This flat roof window it can be opened, electric by choosing the version INTEGRA VELUX or even fixed.
The aesthetic rendering of the window for the whole floor from the unusual curved glass, both seen from the outside and from the inside, it is very pleasant and the result of a careful study that has led to the creation of a glass with a design line that fits with discretion and style into the roof. Another advantage is the fact that rain as well as dirt will run off the glass quickly, even if fixed on a flat roof, given the use of tecnologia CurveTech.
The version VELUX INTEGRA roof window it is electric and programmable even remotely with a Control Pad Touch Screen and boasts a sensor that recognizes rain and closes the window automatically to avoid flooding the house.
The glass to install can be curved hardened, standard bassoemissivo or also anti-burglary.
Alternatively, one can be used VELUX window for flat roofs with flat glass, openable or fixed.
The flat roof window with flat glass can be opened manually or, as in the previous case, there is a variant INTEGRA VELUX. Ventilation and light will enter the attic to guarantee an optimal climate, both for the temperature and from the point of view of health.
VELUX windows for pitched roofs: manual and electric
We can also find models of windows for pitched roofs. These windows for the attic are suitable for installation where the inclination of the roof is between 15 and 90 degrees.
In front of pitched roofs with this slope, they serve VELUX pivot windows which have a Thermo Technology system to make insulation even better. We can choose one pitched roof window to skirt with manual opening from above: the opening takes place by moving the maneuver bar, it opens easily without having to move furniture under the frame.
You can also choose a manual roof window with double opening.
We can also prefer the roof windows VELUX with electric pivot opening, similar to the manual pivot model, but even more comfortable because opening and closing can also be controlled remotely via the Control Pad. You can then program both times and select settings. The window with electric opening will certainly improve your life.
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