With a minimalist aesthetic and the ability to bring natural light into even the darkest interiors, frameless rooflights are a testament to the integration of beauty and sustainability. They seamlessly connect living spaces and blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor environments, maximizing sunlight, offering uninterrupted sky views and contributing to energy savings.
A ‘frameless’ rooflight is simply a pane of glass that sits wider than the upstand it rests on, giving the impression that the glass is floating in place rather than forming an attachment to it. These panes can be fitted with a wide variety of glazing specifications, including tinted and self-cleaning glass. As well as providing a clean and uncluttered finish, these rooflights are also available with built-in lighting and heating controls and can be integrated into smart home systems.
The most significant benefit of choosing frameless rooflights over other types of rooflights is their thermal efficiency. They are manufactured with a thermal break in their aluminium profile, which separates the internal and external faces of the metal. This eliminates cold bridging and provides superior thermal performance. This has a direct impact on the energy performance of the building, helping to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, as well as creating a more comfortable environment for occupants.
Frameless rooflights can be used in a range of properties, from residential homes to commercial buildings, and they are suitable for both pitched and flat roofs. They are easy to install and are an excellent way to introduce more natural light into a space without compromising on privacy or building structure. IQ Glass can provide a range of different rooflights to suit the specific requirements of each project, including bespoke options for the glass specification and fixing detail.
Specifying the right rooflights will have a huge impact on how your property looks both inside and out, as well as the amount of natural light it can let in. The wrong type of rooflight can leave your property looking messy and dated, as well as having a negative impact on your energy bills and the environmental impact of your home. This is why it is important to choose a high-quality rooflight with a strong, substantial box-section aluminium frame instead of a cheaper,’stick-on’ zero frames so-called rooflight that is essentially stuck onto the timber upstand. It is also important to choose a professional installer to ensure that the installation is carried out in favourable weather conditions to prevent leaks and to help guarantee long-term reliability. For more information about the benefits of specifying frameless rooflights on your next project, contact our team. We would be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free no-obligation quotation. You can also book a visit to our Glazing Showroom to see some of the products we have available.