Can Rooflights Cover any Size?

Any one rooflight design will come in many different sizes, often ranging from very small up to a large surface area. However, outside of these standard sizes, it may be hard to find custom rooflight sizes. If you are buying an in-stock rooflight, then it is going to be of a standard size, so you will need to see if this will suit your project.

If you do need a bigger rooflight, some will be able to be fitted together end to end to create a larger surface area. There is also the possibility of having a bespoke rooflight design. This is where the rooflight will be made to suit you, to your measurements, so you can have almost any size you like. This will still need to be within the parameters of what is possible for the specific type of rooflight and the technology behind it, so if you have a very awkwardly sized space, you may still struggle a little.

Having a Rooflight Made Just for you

Bespoke rooflights have a lot going for them. They can be made into the pattern of any rooflight you like, but with your own sizes and specifications. This is often good news for architects, who might need a specific sized rooflight to go into a project they are working on.

The freedom to get anything uniquely sized is very appealing, as it will add character to a property in a whole new way. Bring in different elements of designs and choose the parts of a rooflight that really appeal to you. For example, if you want triple glazing within a flat glass rooflight that also has tinted glass, you will be able to combine these options into the finished product.

Make sure you have some details about your project before you get a quote. You will need to know the size above all else – flexibility in size is one of the main reasons why people choose bespoke options. You should also know the features you like, and where the rooflight will be positioned in a building.

Roofing Materials: Choosing the Best

The wide array of roofing materials today can make it a challenge for homeowners to select the best roofing material. From natural roofing materials like slates to manmade materials like sheet metal and asphalt, it is increasingly becoming a daunting task to choose the best. Each of the materials has its pros and cons and each can add a distinctive element to your roof.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a roofing material. They include durability, ability to survive natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, the type and strength of the roofing frame, the style of your house, slope (whether flat roof construction or steep sloping), eco-friendliness, cost and state regulations on the material you plan to use. Though you may be good at selecting the roofing materials, it is important to consult a construction professional just to be sure your choices are right. (more…)

The Cost Of Roof Shingles

There are two main factors which contribute to creating the cost of roof shingles, which are the cost of the materials, and the skill required to install them.

The cost of the materials isn’t always a clear cut matter, as if your property is near to the place where the materials are being produced, you’ll often get a lower price due to the reduced cost of transportation; so sourcing locally is ideal. Still, what is going to have the most impact on the cost of the materials is the type of materials being used, whether it is wood (what type of wood as well), slate, or man-made.

Some shingles need to be installed more carefully, and some may be heavier. Both of these problems can require more skill and labour to overcome, which can also contribute to changes in cost.

The other factor is how honest your builders are with the quote they’re giving you, which is why you should always look for a second opinion, and only choose from contractors whom have a good reputation.

Natural Based Roofing Insulation

Finding insulative materials which are both cost effective and good for the environment can be difficult when you go through traditional avenues, i.e speaking to a building contractor, but by looking around for yourself for your own building materials, you can find a number of options which fit this description precisely.

Fibreglass has become the traditional insulation material, and the go-to resource for builders. previously, natural materials like hay bales and rolls of wool have been used, and are often found to be just as effective. Not only are they just as effective, but you can rest easy knowing that you’re using renewable materials, which don’t have polluting extraction and production process.

Going to a traditional builder can mean you’re unlikely to get natural building materials, so it is a good option to search online for a builder who specialises in green building projects. They will be your best bet for getting environmentally friendly building materials.