Frameless roof lights are a popular choice for modern new build and renovation projects. They feature a minimalist appearance and provide unobstructed views of the sky. They are available in a range of shapes and sizes, and offer several glazing options to enhance their energy efficiency and aesthetics.
Unlike traditional rooflights, which have a visible frame, frameless skylights are glazed with one pane of glass and sit flush with the flat roof surface. This allows natural light to flood the space below, and creates a seamless finish on the interior of the building. The aluminium frames can also be coloured to match the surrounding cladding.
A great advantage of frameless roof lights is that they can be fitted at a much lower pitch than traditional rooflights. This can help with the aesthetics of a project, and also make them easier to install. As a result, they can be installed at the same time as other roof products, reducing installation costs and increasing efficiency.
If you are thinking of installing rooflights on your next project, then it is important to ensure that they meet high standards of quality. There are a lot of cheap no-frame ‘stick on’ rooflights being brought into the country by the container load. These are often glued on to the timber upstand using poor quality silicone which leads to product failure, leaking and a costly repair bill for the homeowner. Quality rooflights are manufactured with an aluminium frame and a thermal break embedded into the mid section. This prevents cold air coming in and warm air escaping, reducing condensation and lowering heating bills.
A key advantage of frameless roof windows is that they allow more natural light to enter a room, enhancing the overall appearance and making spaces feel bigger. This can be especially effective in rooms with low ceilings or limited wall space. In fact, a recent study showed that the mood of people in a brightly lit room improved significantly over a dark room.
Adding frameless roof windows to your project will not only increase its value, but it will also have a direct impact on the way that you live and work in your home or workspace. It will improve your wellbeing and help you achieve all your goals and dreams.
IQ Glazing have a wide range of high-quality frameless roof lights for both pitched and flat roofs. They are available in a variety of colours and finishes to complement your design, and can be fitted with double or triple-glazing, as well as solar panels and switchable glass. They are suitable for both domestic and commercial properties, and can be used to ventilate or provide access, as well as illuminating the living and working areas below. They have been used on a wide range of high-profile projects, from the Passivhaus in west London to residential homes and public buildings such as Ashton 6th Form College. For more information about our full range of rooflights, please visit our website.