Re-roofing project: How a new roof window rejuvenates a living space 

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We recently had the pleasure of visiting Anna in her lovely Hertfordshire home, where a freshly installed roof window, added during a re-roofing project, has transformed how her house looks and feels.  As you can see from the accompanying images, the roof window has elevated the living space with light, creating a sense of calm and tranquillity throughout the day. It’s a stunning living room renovation! We asked Anna about the difference the new roof window had made to her life and home. Many people choose to add roof windows during a re-roofing project or when building a new side extension. It’s the ideal time to add more daylight! Let Anna’s experience serve as inspiration if you’re looking to create a cosy living room.

Why did you embark on this re-roofing project?

Coming from South Africa, I love light. I think it's a necessity. We moved to England almost 40 years ago, bought this house and I love it. It was time to replace my existing roof as we had a leak. I knew it had to be replaced; the longer I was waiting, the bigger the problem would become. And I wanted it to be more modern.

What improvements have you noticed between the old and new roof window?

The design of the extension is better now with the new roof and the addition of the roof window. The lantern that stood up always bothered my eye and now this flat roof is unobtrusive. When I look out of my windows upstairs, I don't see anything; I just see the garden. It’s opened up another dimension. Another thing is the rain: the sound is different. It’s softer and I like the pool of water you can see lying on it - the different little patterns. It’s a wonderful sound and view, so I really recommend it.

With the new roof window you enjoy more light in this stunning space. What difference has it made? 

The first thing I noticed when this large piece of glass went in was the abundance of light. Even on a cloudy day, it makes the room much brighter, and you don't have to put on lights. It's always there. You come down in the morning and all this light is in this room. It's absolutely beautiful. Around lunchtime, the light shines on my chair, making it an excellent place to have a little snooze in the sun.

Would you recommend that other homeowners incorporate roof windows into their homes?

I really don’t think you can do an extension without roof windows! Well, I think you would be foolish to; otherwise it’s just going to be dank and dark all the time and not good for your well-being. I want to walk in and say ‘oh, I like being here.' If I hadn't included a roof window, I don’t think that room would have had the wow factor that it does now. It makes your life much better.”

Create joy in your home with a roof window today

The addition of a modern roof window in Anna’s home has transformed the space with natural light. She made the smart decision to add a roof window during a re-roofing project, and it’s changed the whole feeling and look of her living area. Would you like the same in your home? If so, why not talk to our Daylight Experts today who can help you start making your dream project a reality.

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