Our Lantern roofs can be tailored to match your home and style, choose from different finishes, features, handles and more!
Lantern Roof FAQs
What is a lantern roof?
A lantern roof is a glazed roof that is made up of multiple panes of glass or polycarbonate, set in a frame that forms a three-dimensional structure on top of a flat roof. They are often used in single-story extensions to bring in natural light and add an architectural feature to the space.
What are the benefits of a lantern roof?
A lantern roof allows natural light to flood into a space, creating a brighter, airier feel. They can also help to reduce energy bills by minimizing the need for artificial lighting. Additionally, they can increase the value of a property by adding an impressive feature that enhances the aesthetics of the home.
What materials are used for lantern roofs?
Lantern roofs can be made from a range of materials, including uPVC, aluminum, and timber. Each material has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to consult with a professional to determine which is best for your specific needs.
How are lantern roofs installed?
Lantern roofs are typically installed on top of a flat roof by a professional installer. The installation process involves cutting a hole in the flat roof, fitting the lantern frame into the opening, and then sealing it to prevent leaks.
How much does a lantern roof cost?
The cost of a lantern roof can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size of the roof, the materials used, and the complexity of the installation. It is best to get a quote from a professional installer to get an accurate idea of the cost.
How do I clean and maintain my lantern roof?
Lantern roofs are generally low-maintenance, but regular cleaning is important to ensure they remain in good condition. Simply wiping down the glass panes with a soft cloth and mild detergent is usually sufficient.
Are lantern roofs energy-efficient?
Yes, lantern roofs can be energy-efficient if the right materials are used. Many modern lantern roofs feature self-cleaning glass and insulated frames, which help to minimize heat loss and reduce energy bills.
Can lantern roofs be customized?
Yes, lantern roofs can be customized to fit the style and aesthetic of your home. There are a range of finishes, features, and handles available to choose from, so you can create a lantern roof that is unique to your space.
Are there any building regulations for lantern roofs?
Yes, there are building regulations that must be followed when installing a lantern roof. These regulations cover areas such as structural integrity, ventilation, and thermal efficiency. It is important to consult with a professional installer to ensure that your lantern roof meets all necessary regulations.
Do lantern roofs come with a warranty?
Yes, lantern roofs typically come with a warranty that covers any issues related to the manufacture or installation of the roof. At R&M Windows, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all our lantern roofs.