What is the difference between a skylight and a roof window?

While the terms “skylight” and “roof window” are often used interchangeably, there are key distinctions to consider. Here at DAKEA we consider that the difference between a skylight and roof window is that skylights are generally designed for unoccupied rooms like storage attics or garages. Roof windows are designed for occupied rooms where insulation and similar factors are vital. Either way, both skylights and roof windows let the light in and improve the look and feel of an internal area. In this blog, let’s look at the features and benefits of both…

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Choose a skylight for your garage or loft

Do you have a dark and underutilized room in your home, like a garage, storage loft, or shed? These spaces often become forgotten corners, collecting dust and cobwebs. But with today’s focus on maximizing usable square footage, it’s a shame to let valuable space go to waste. Dakea skylights offer a brilliant solution to transform these neglected areas into bright, welcoming and functional rooms.

By strategically installing a Dakea skylight, you’ll bathe the space in natural light, eliminating the need for harsh artificial lighting and creating a more inviting atmosphere. The skylight also promotes improved ventilation, which is essential for year-round use, especially in areas prone to moisture buildup.

Dakea provides the Control/Control+ skylight range, specifically designed for pitched roofs with inclines between 15 and 60 degrees. These skylights come equipped with pre-installed underfelt foil (Control+ only) and an opening restrictor for added safety and security. The all-in-one ventilation skylight includes pre-installed flashing for a streamlined installation process.

Long lasting protection

Dakea skylights are crafted for durability and weather resistance. They can withstand even the harshest weather conditions, including rain, snow, and intense UV rays. This ensures long-lasting protection for your loft or storage area, safeguarding your belongings from the elements.

Skylights are a wise investment that not only enhance the functionality and enjoyment of your home but can also boost its resale value. The addition of a skylight creates a more attractive space with a natural light ambiance, a highly sought-after feature by potential buyers.

Dakea skylights go beyond simply bringing light indoors. They open up the space, eliminate the feeling of claustrophobia, and connect you with the outdoors. Invest in a Dakea skylight and discover the exceptional qualities that homeowners appreciate, transforming your forgotten space into a bright and valuable asset.

A hallway with three overhead roof windows half covered by blinds

Although skylights are an excellent solution for unoccupied spaces, they aren’t appropriate in occupied areas because they cannot provide the same level of insulation required for more domestic settings. If you’re looking for a window for an occupied space with effective insulative qualities, you’ll need to explore our range of roof windows.

High-Performance Roof Windows from Dakea

Architects and builders today are tasked with realizing the dreams of homeowners – crafting properties and refurbishing rooms that are not only stylish but also functional and sustainable. High-performance roof windows play a crucial role in achieving this vision. So let’s look at the  key considerations for selecting the ideal roof windows for your project, ensuring a successful outcome that meets both aesthetic and performance goals.

Dakea’s Diverse Roof Window Selection: A Perfect Blend of Style and Performance

At Dakea, we understand that every building project is unique. Our extensive range of roof windows caters to a variety of design preferences, from contemporary minimalism to timeless tradition. But aesthetics are just one piece of the puzzle. Dakea roof windows are engineered for exceptional thermal performance, ensuring optimal energy efficiency and occupant comfort in your new builds.

A bedroom with a pair of roof windows on the wall behind the bed

Choosing the Right Material: Wood or uPVC?

The first step is material selection. Wood offers a classic aesthetic, natural insulation properties, and eco-friendliness. However, it requires more regular maintenance. uPVC windows, on the other hand, are low-maintenance, weatherproof, and highly durable, though they may lack the charm of wood. Dakea provides high-quality options in both materials, allowing you to choose based on your specific priorities.

Optimizing Views and Functionality

Vision Energy is a standout Dakea offering for homes with stunning vistas. This non-opening pitched window, when paired with an operable Dakea window, maximizes the view while prioritizing performance with features like toughened outer glass and heat-reflective coatings. For a touch of modern elegance, the Azure Electric window is a perfect choice. This electric flat roof window allows for effortless ventilation and operation with its integrated rain sensor and automatic closing function.

Traditional Charm with Modern Performance

For those seeking a touch of classic character, Dakea’s Conservation window, crafted from beautiful pine, adds a timeless elegance to your project. This window, available in natural or white-painted finishes, blends seamlessly with traditional design schemes while offering excellent performance.

Delivering Unmatched Thermal Performance

In building projects, managing moisture levels and preventing heat loss is crucial, especially during the initial drying-out phase. Dakea windows are meticulously designed with this in mind. Our top-performing Ultima Energy window boasts triple glazing and exceptional U-values as low as 0.99 W/m²K. Even our more budget-friendly options prioritize energy efficiency with features like low-emissivity coatings and argon gas-filled cavities.

Dakea: Your One-Stop Shop for High-Performance Roof Windows and skylights

At Dakea, we are your trusted partner in creating light-filled, energy-efficient rooms of all descriptions. Our comprehensive selection of high-performance roof windows and skylights, along with complementary blinds and shutters, caters to a variety of design styles and budgets. Explore our extensive product range online or contact our team of experts. We are happy to guide you towards the ideal roof and skylight window solutions to transform your project into a success story.

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