The best roof window solutions for a home extension

How to create a sun-drenched family-friendly space-entering the living space from garden
Home extensions can be big or small. No matter the size, a home extension can provide more light and space for your house. Maybe you dream of seeing more of your garden each day. Or perhaps you want a conservatory where you can sit and enjoy the long summer nights. Whatever you may have in mind for your home extension, we have roof windows that can provide you with daylight, ventilation, and ambience.
Key takeaways
  • If you’re looking to bring in more daylight, think about the room’s geographic orientation. A roof window will capture more sunlight than regular windows, since the glazed area faces the sky and sun.
  • VELUX electric or solar powered roof windows are a great option for a kitchen extension. With their pre-paired wall switch, you can open and close them with the touch of a button to ventilate the space after cooking.
  • With a flat roof extension, the project footprint will be even bigger, so you’re taking the original light source even further away from the heart of your home. This makes adding daylight through the roof even more important.

Carefully consider the placement of the extension

To find the perfect location for your home extension, you need to take the floor plan and the platted area into consideration. One way to place your extension is to integrate it with an existing room of your house. It might be your living room, dining room, or kitchen. If you’re looking to bring in more light, think about the room’s geographic orientation and include a roof window. The roof window will capture more sunlight than regular windows, since the glazed area faces the sky and sun.

Roof windows for every new home extension

No matter the extension, we have the roof window solution for it! Consider what kind of roof windows you want early in the planning process. If you are having difficulty finding the right roof window solution for your home extension, make sure you contact VELUX to discuss the best option for you.

Solar-powered and electric options

VELUX electric or solar powered roof windows are a great option for a kitchen extension. With their pre-paired wall switch, you can open and close them with the touch of a button to ventilate the space after cooking. VELUX electric or solar powered roof windows include rain sensors and will automatically close the windows when it starts to rain.

When paired with VELUX App Control, you can create personal schedules to ventilate the room. You can quickly check on and operate your electrical or solar powered VELUX roof windows from your smart phone - even when away from home.

When considering internal finish, go for moisture-resistant and maintenance free white polyurethane roof windows.

Flat roof extension solutions

If you are planning a flat roof extension, chances are the project footprint will be even bigger – meaning you are taking the original light source even further away from the heart of your home. This makes daylight through the roof even more essential. Get all the benefits of a sloping roof window with our solutions for flat roofs. See the new generation VELUX glass rooflight with flat and curved glass options.

Like our sloping roof window options, flat glass rooflights can also be electrically operated – to air your extension out at a moment’s notice.

Light and heat control

Opening your roof up to the sunlight is all very well – but it is worth considering how you will control the light and heat in your extension throughout the year. Consider adding heat protection shutters and light-controlling blinds to help you keep your indoor climate comfortable. All of these solutions can be selected with electric or solar-powered operation for easy control.

Whatever you may have in mind for your home extension, there’s a roof window that can provide you with daylight, ventilation, and ambience.

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