Roof Windows And Dormer Windows

March 23, 2021

Let´s say you do not like the petty skylights. You want some nice, large windows to allow most possible sunshine under your roof. In that case you can choose from the roof windows or the dormer windows dakkapellen Rotterdam. The ones are the best? It depends.

The roof windows versus skylights

The roof window is similar to large skylight. Actually there is no substantial difference between skylights and roof windows, nevertheless skylights usually refer to smaller surface. Both skylights and roof windows are installed aslant, to the surface of the sloped roof.

The roof windows advantages

The roof window offers better (and longer) lights in comparison to the directory, dormer window. In some areas the difference is as much as 40%.

As the slant roof windows are installed right to the roof surface, no special frameworks are necessary and installing of the roof window is cheaper than the dormer window installation (less material, less work).

The roof windows disadvantages

The roof windows do not add any space to your loft space or threshold as they only copy the roof.

Also the view from the roof window is little limited in comparison to the dormer window view.

The dormer windows

The dormer windows refer to the vertically installed windows projecting out, from the sloped roof surface.

The dormer windows advantages

Dormer windows increase the space of your loft space or threshold.

The directory viewing (dormer) window now offers better view as you are closer to the viewed object.

Last but not least, the dormer windows, as they lift the sloped the main roof higher, increase the safety conditions of your threshold or loft space (means you will not hit your head when looking out of the dormer window, of course, if you comply with all standard tips for the dormer window placement and dimensions.

The dormer windows disadvantages

Unlike the slant roof window, the dormer window faces the direct sunshine with smaller surface, because of this it lets less light in.

Also the dormer windows installation is usually more expensive and demanding on planning and sources than the slant roof window installation.