Posted on 26 November 2022

Skylight windows have become very popular in recent years, with many homeowners opting to add them to various rooms in their properties, particularly loft conversions. As well as bringing in a lot of natural light into a space, they also look incredibly stylish. They can add a wealth of visual appeal to your home and in some cases, they can even increase its value. If you’re still wondering “What are skylight windows?”, read on. 

What exactly is a skylight window?

A skylight window is any flat window that’s set into a roof at the same angle. It can usually be fitted to either a flat or pitched roof. Rather than sitting flush against the roof, a skylight sits upstanding from it, although it may have the appearance of being flush. Comparatively, roof windows like Velux windows do sit flush in the roof. Whilst sky lanterns are normally only fitted to flat roofs, skylight windows are ideal for all types of roofs. 

What are the benefits of skylights? Skylight Window in Grimsby

Skylights come with a range of benefits that make them ideal for various rooms within the home. Most often, they’re found in kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, and loft conversions. Some of the biggest advantages of skylights can be found below.

Bring in natural light

Perhaps the biggest is that they allow plenty of natural light into a room. In fact, they tend to let in approximately 30% more daylight than traditional, vertical windows that are mounted in walls. Natural daylight can make a space seem bigger and brighter, making it a more pleasant place to spend time. Not only that but it can be a real mood booster too, helping to improve your mental well-being. Plus, with more daylight comes solar heat, allowing you to keep your home warm and cosy. 

Fresh air and ventilation 

Since skylight windows can be easily opened, they allow you to let plenty of fresh air into a space. This helps improve ventilation in stuffy rooms and freshens up the air. Loft conversions in particular can become hot and stuffy during periods of warm weather, but skylights can allow the air to ventilate more easily.

Cut your energy bills

Since skylights can bring in sunlight to warm up your room and allow better ventilation to cool it down, they can also help you to save money on your energy bills. They can help your room to stay more comfortable, meaning there’s less need to turn your heating or air conditioning up to achieve the desired temperature. To ensure that skylights are energy-efficient all year round, it’s important to have them installed by a reputable company with a great reputation. 

Increase the value of your home

Skylights are also likely to raise the value of your property. The reason for this is that they can make your home more desirable to potential buyers. Homebuyers are increasingly looking for features that will make their home not just attractive but more energy efficient too. Of course, skylights are only likely to add to your home’s value if they’re installed to a high standard. Poorly installed skylights that have air or water leakage can easily decrease the value of the property. As a result, it’s essential to hire an experienced skylight installation team to complete the job.  

Skylight Window in GrimsbyAre Velux windows the same as skylights? 

Although not the same as skylights, Velux windows are very similar. So much so that many people refer to them as skylights. Like skylights, Velux windows point to the sky and let light into a room. However, Velux windows are actually classed as roof windows and sit flush with the window. Velux is a leading brand that is well-known for quality and durability. If you need to hire a company to install Velux windows in your home, look no further than Raven Roofing and Repairs. We can install them to the highest possible standards, ensuring an exceptional finish. When you hire our window installation services, you can feel confident that you’ll receive a precise fit with a strong, waterproof seal for your windows.

Do I need planning permission for skylights?

Installing new skylight windows can usually be carried out as permitted development, as long as they don’t project out more than 150mm from the existing roof slope and aren’t higher than the highest point of the roof. Having said this, if you’re installing a skylight as a part of a bigger renovation such as a loft conversion or extension, planning permission may be required as part of this building work anyway. Building regulations approval may well be required and will consider various factors ranging from the structure of the roof to energy efficiency, ventilation and weatherproofing. For advice on planning permission and building regulations for skylights, talk to our team. 

Skylight windows in Louth 

If you’re looking for a company to install skylight windows in Louth, look no further than Raven Roofing. We have been installing skylight windows for many years, forging a fantastic reputation for our services. We’ve served hundreds of customers throughout the area, becoming renowned for our professionalism and competitive prices. If you’re still not sure what are skylight windows, don’t hesitate to talk to our team. We’re on hand to tell you more about these popular windows and why they can be such a great investment for your property. 

Contact us 

Now you know what are skylight windows, you may be looking to hire a company to install them. Contact Raven Roofing and Repairs by calling 01507 640 072 or by sending us a message via our website. We’re ready and waiting to tell you more about our skylight windows in Louth and provide you with a competitive quote for our services. 

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Shawn Bosworth
Chris and his apprentice were brilliant! Came out in the miserable rain and made my roof water tight again. I had several quotes from other roofers, cowboys trying to milk my desperation for silly money. Chris was honest, fair and reasonably priced. Highly recommended, thanks!
mark appleby
Extremely Happy with Job!Chris, Quickly assessed the roof and gave options on what could be done.Once Date Agreed, delivered on time with a very professional looking job. Job was in Feb and Chris and Team went out of their way to get the job done even though weather was bad at end of week. They left Work area very clean. Highly reccomend them!
Bev Barley
Thanks for doing a first class job would highly recommend Chris for a job well done
Robert Meadows
Mike Downs
Fantastic, would recommend to anyone who needs roof work. Polite, helpful and super fast. Thanks so much.
Lisa McMahon
Had a leak from my roof. Chris came out the same day althoughthe weather wasn't good. He surveyed the roof and found the problem immediately (a tile had slipped), took photo's before and after replacing the slipped tile. I asked how much I owed him - he said there was NO charge as it was a quick repair. What a lovely, kind, genuine guy! Would highly recommended him and his company.
Roland Packer
We recently had the roof on our extension replaced by raven roofing. Chris and his young helper couldn't have been more helpful. Work done to a very high standard. Quote honoured to the penny. Genuinely nice people and a real pleasure to do business with. Will definitely call them for the services they offer, when needed.
Michelle Packer
Can’t recommend this company enough. Did a great job on our roof , very friendly team , punctual, good quality work and good value for money . Many thanks
Carol Howden
Very friendly team and carried out a great job. Arrived and just got on with the job. Looks great
andrew engeham
Competitive price and excellent workmanship.Highly recommended.
Keith Brown
Great company great service
John Hornsby
Came on time very Satisfied with wat was done. Will be using them again if needed
Omer Khalifa
renegade jokerrr
Fantastic service! Nice and friendly guys! Very quick work! Great customer service! If I need any repairs in the future i will use Raven again.
Margaret Dabb
After being let down by another firm i rang Chris in desperation. Within an hour he arrived, looked at work, discussed, priced and booked a date. Arrived on time, everything ran like clockwork even in the awful heat they had to work through. Very well organised, very tidy, would have no hesitation in recommending his work. Many thanks
Zoe Gibbons
Can’t recommend Chris and his team more, they were all friendly, polite and efficient and left my patio tidier than it was before! Nothing was too much trouble and good quality work and price. I’d definitely recommend Raven Roofing to all my friends and family.
Alan Grosschmidt
Would Recommend Raven Roofing.We had new gutters and facias fitted all round the house.We were really pleased with the completed job.I did point out a minor oversight, which Chris promptly dealt with.The quote for the job was very competitive and I doubt you could get it done cheaper.So deserves 5 Stars.
Andrea Goforth
Was very happy with the prompt, professional, and friendly service provided by this company . They were so quick to help me out and repair a badly storm damaged roof. It is such a joy to have a service provider come when they say they will! Reasonable price and good quality workmanship too . Thank you, Raven Roofing .
We had the tiles down the gulley re-bedded.Very professional and cleaned up afterwards. Really friendly and very kind guy and we will definitely be using Raven Roofing again in the new year to do our guttering! Thanks Chris 👍🏻
Mike Prior
they repaired a dislodged tile free of charge. Just asked To be remembered for other works and telling my friends
Sally Melton
Had a skylight fitted. Excellent service, fitted my job in even though extremely busy. Was absolutely delighted the attention to detail was perfect. Made sure everything was tidied up and taken away. Thank you again. Would highly recommend.
Ali Wickham
Peter Hogarth
These guys did a great job repointing my roof gulleys
Pamela Blow
Samantha Blow
Excellent service, I would highly recommend :)
Derek Coates
Chris promptly repaired the front guttering which is now ok.
Lee Popham
Rang raven to come and fix my roof after last months storm, came next day and repaired, very happy with service and price, will definitely use again.
Mark Barnard
Very good reliable service all work guaranteed
kevin langley
When we needed urgent roof repairs, Raven Roofing & Repairs came to the rescue. Great quality work undertaken by true professionals.
Steve Nowell
I recently had repairs done to my roof. The response and service were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and the work carried out effectively and efficiently
Kelly Brewer
Excellent service, recently had repairs carried out on my house roof, Chris was really friendly, work carried out to a great standard at a great price 🙂
We have used Raven Roofing several times for small repairs as we didn't want to go to the expense of a new roof, but recent torrential rain forced us to accept we needed a new roof. We were dreading the bill but Raven Roofing were very reasonable (not sure if I'm allowed to say how much).The scaffolding arrived and was put up promptly, Raven Roofing arriving a couple of days later to start work, the only delays were due to bad weather and Raven Roofing contacted us to let us know about any delays which we really liked, usually builders don't bother. Raven roofing were polite, friendly and courteous at all times.Out roof was completely stripped and replaced in a week, all rubbish was removed and the gardens left looking tidy.The roof itself looks fantastic...we are very very pleased and highly recommend Raven Roofing.