Debunking roof window myths

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In the world of home improvement, misinformation can often lead homeowners astray when it comes to important decisions about their properties. One area where myths persist is the installation and benefits of roof windows. As seasoned installers, we find it crucial to address and debunk some common misconceptions to empower homeowners to make informed choices about transforming their living spaces.

Myth #1: Roof windows are prone to leaks

While it’s true that poor installation can lead to water ingress, a professionally installed roof window with proper flashing and sealing methods ensures a watertight seal. High-quality materials and meticulous workmanship go a long way in preventing leaks, making roof windows a reliable and secure addition to any home.

Myth #2: Roof windows increase energy costs

Some homeowners believe that installing roof windows will result in increased energy bills due to heat loss or gain. However, modern roof windows are designed with advanced thermal efficiency features, including double or triple glazing and low emissivity coatings. When installed correctly, these windows can contribute to energy savings by providing natural light and ventilation, reducing the need for artificial lighting and air conditioning.

Myth #3: Roof windows are difficult to maintain

Another misconception is that roof windows require extensive maintenance and are challenging to clean. VELUX roof windows are designed with easy cleaning mechanisms, such as pivot or top-hung openings, allowing homeowners to access both sides of the windowpane effortlessly. Also, with easy-to-clean coatings, they resist dirt and debris, minimising the frequency and effort required for maintenance.

Myth #4: Roof windows compromise privacy and security

Some homeowners express concerns about privacy and security when considering roof windows. However, they can opt for built-in blinds or shades which provides them with control over light and privacy. As well as this, homeowners can enjoy burglary resistant roof windows which makes it significantly harder for intruders to enter.

Myth #5: Roof windows only work in certain climates

Roof windows are designed to withstand a variety of weather conditions, from heavy rain to extreme temperatures. Proper insulation and sealing ensure that these windows perform well in both cold and warm climates, providing homeowners with a comfortable and well-ventilated living space year-round.

As professional installers let’s dispel the myths around roof windows and provide homeowners with accurate information. Roof windows, when installed correctly, can not only elevate the overall look of a property but also contribute to a brighter, healthier, and more energy-efficient living environment.

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