What is a lantern roof?

A lantern roof is usually found on a flat roof, like that of an orangery or extension. They combine a high-specification conservatory with a skylight to create a roof light window. Hence, roof lanterns act as a way of increasing natural light into a property. Moreover, installing a lantern style window to the roof can increase the energy efficiency of a property too, saving the homeowner money on bills over time. Therefore, they are the ideal way to make an impact and to make the home feel airy and spacious.

The styles of lanterns include:

  • Gable shaped or rectangular – the most common style, found on orangeries and extensions
  • Square
  • Octagonal
  • Smaller lantern – resembles a large skylight style window

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Lantern roof FAQ’s

A lantern roof is more suitable for funnelling light. Roof lanterns consist of many angles, creating a captivating architectural centrepiece. Plus, a lantern roof can make your extension room look larger.

The short answer is yes. However, the lantern roof must be manufactured correctly, using the latest technology. It’s recommended that the correct lantern roof model is used on your extension.

Planning permission for a lantern roof is not always required. If you need us to deal with planning permission, please inform our Home Improvements Advisor, and they will be happy to discuss the details.

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What are the benefits of adding a lantern style window?

A roof with a lantern window can help to keep the home warm in the winter and cool during the summer. They are aesthetically pleasing and provide a unique talking point to the home and add value. Furthermore, a lantern can brighten a room throughout the day and make it feel more spacious.

Lanterns like these are a contemporary and modern addition to any home and look ideal over a kitchen island or dining room table. Moreover, they can be a cost-effective investment over time by enhancing the energy efficiency of the home and reducing electricity bills in the long run.

The frames can be customised to match the interior or exterior of the home, and the double glazing glass can be toughened or standard. Furthermore, the glass can be clear or tinted to enhance privacy within the home. Hence, they are also weatherproof, insulating and can reduce the volume of outside noise from entering the home.

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