A roof lantern is a window placed on the roof of a building to allow entry of natural light. Also, known as skylights or roof lights, these types of windows were first used in sixteenth century Europe for cultivating citrus trees. Since roof lanterns were made from wood during the Victorian era, only the rich and affluent could afford to have them on the roofs of their terraced houses. Today’s lanterns are made from a wide variety of materials including PVC, hardwood, aluminium and stainless steel.

The primary purpose and benefit of installing roof lanterns is to increase the amount of natural light entering a building thereby minimising on electricity costs. In addition to helping reduce a house’s power consumption, roof lights are also seen as key components of a modern contemporary architectural design. Thus, when installing skylights an installer has to take into consideration the design preference of the house’s owner. Additionally, an installer has to take into account the design and size of the lantern to be installed. If a lantern is too small it will appear awkward and unappealing the same applies where the lantern is too large. Contine reading

I’ve recently grown fed up of buying expensive glass cleaners for my home. I love making sure my windows are clean but I wanted to take a leaf out of my mum’s book and use her homemade remedy. It’s pretty simply really, you just fill a bowl with water, add 4 or 5 tablespoons of vinegar and some lemon. The lemon just helps remove some of the vinegar smell I think, but worth adding anyways. With this simple mix and a sponge, you can remove dirt, dust and grime from your window or French doors, and it hasn’t let me down yet. Just remember to use warm water, and air out the smell of vinegar afterwards because it can be quite strong. With this quick, easy and cheap solution I won’t be buying expensive chemicals any time soon!

I’ve probably touched on these before, but I can’t emphasize how brilliant they are. Anti-glare window films mean I can watch TV and play on my computer without having to shut off the daylight. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve drawn the curtains at 5-6 o’clock in the evening to be able to concentrate on the TV screen, and I never have to do this again. I’ve added these films to the windows in my living rooms and bedrooms and I won’t be taking them down any time soon.

One drawback with these is that they give your widow a slight tint, and they’re also pretty tricky to install without creating air bubbles. It certainly took me some practice, but I’ve mastered the technique now. Make sure you consider these whenever you grow tired of screen glare.

I don’t—and I only have a nine till five job. It’s such a shame to arrive home to a house with dirty windows. At the weekend I always seem to have something on the go, usually friends and family pooping over.

Okay so cleaning the windows is not at the top of my priority list, but perhaps it should be, after all, a clean window can be a positive first impression for my guests. It’s certainly one of the first things I notice when I go to a mate’s house and after some consideration; I’ve decided it’s worth getting a professional. With the right kit, techniques and knowhow, professional window cleaners can get yours sparkling clean and it means that your house looks good in the eyes of visitors. At such an affordable price, it’s worth doing your bit to keep someone in a job, helping small local businesses. For years I didn’t spend any money on a window cleaner, but the fact of the mater is I just don’t have the time, and I’ll always be looking to get a professional in the future.

There’s often a few rooms in a house that don’t have a window, and one of them is usually the en-suite. It gets plenty of light from the bedroom window when the door is opened, but people tend to rely on electricity to keep it nice and bright when the door is closed. That doesn’t have to be the case nowadays and it’s all thanks to sun tubes. They’re essentially a skylight which uses a flexible tube to carry the light from the outside into the en-suite, and the difference they can make to your home is significant!

They can also work wonders in landings, in cupboards and in attics among other rooms. Flexible sun tubes tend to be the most popular because they can be installed on virtually any building, whilst they can cleverly channel the sunlight from the outside to the inside at the tightest of angles.

Glass rooms are excellent in creating a quality environment, unrivalled levels of light and space, and a clear view of the outdoors. They provide innumerable benefits and investment that is truly worth every penny. A room made of glass is excellent when added to your garden or patio and may also serve as a divider or partitions. Though you could be a little worried about the cost to get this type of room, you will surely enjoy the fun-filled activities and vibrant environment you can get that far exceeds the amount of the investment.

What can you get from adding a room made of glass in your house?

Adding a room made of glass in your house provides additional space where you can spend hours of enjoyment viewing your garden, spend quality time with your family for a dine-in, or hang out with friends on a beautiful night. The added space may also serve as a room where you can put extra items so your other room can be more airy.

While you can easily hangout outside the house with anyone in the garden or patio when the weather is fine, you can never do it easily when the weather is too hot or too cold. With the addition of this type of room, you could easily enjoy the weather without worrying about too much sun in the summer and too much cold in the winter. A room made of glass enables you to enjoy the outside world without experiencing too much since the materials used in the construction are suitable for all types of conditions. You can also add the option to have remote control spotlight or radiant quarts heater lamps to the room, which can be used throughout all seasons.
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