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Full Length Glazing Panels vs. Velux Extensions

20th February 2019

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Full Length Glazing Panels vs. Velux Extensions

If you’re considering adding an extension with velux windows / roof lights to your home, then bringing light into your new living space must be a crucial aim of your solid roof home extension project. Home extensions with Velux windows are becoming increasingly popular as people are creating an open plan living spaces with a Velux rooflight in the solid tiled roof. By ensuring that there is plenty of natural light entering your home extension, it is a fantastic way to add a further feeling of light and space to your home and your new extension.

Velux Home Extension Options and Inspiration?

Apart from adding a Velux window to your new Velux home extension, did you realise that there are other options?

Most people using Velux rooflights in their extension tend to go for a traditionally built solid tiled roof that has a Velux rooflight within it.

Did you know that there is another option to creating an extension solid tiled roof with glazed panels which is much quicker, cheaper and more thermally efficient? Not only this, but this other option allows for a full height glazing panel as opposed to a Velux roof window. All of this is possible using the Ultraroof system from Ultraframe.

Full height glazing panels feature in the Ultraroof solid tiled replacement roofing system and are a fantastic option for a solid roof home extension as they look so much more dramatic than a small Velux roof window and also bring far more natural light into your home and your new extension.

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What are the benefits of the Ultraroof solid tiled roof system vs a traditionally built extension?

Thanks to its full height glazing panels, Ultraroof is the brightest solid tiled roofing system on the market and will allow much more light into your extension than a Velux window.

Ultraroof is much more thermally efficient than a traditionally built solid roof to ensure that your new home extension stays warm through the coldest of the weather. In fact, it’s the warmest solid tiled roof system there is.

Because Ultraroof is the strongest tiled roofing system it never needs a tie bar.

Ultraroof is also the quickest roofing system on the market to fit – meaning that your new extension will be completed much quicker than if you opt for a traditionally built solid tiled roof with a Velux roof light window. Not only this but because it is so much quicker to install than a traditionally built solid tiled roof, Ultraroof is much cheaper – leaving you with more money to spend on making your new living space into the room of your dreams.

Velux roof window vs. full height glazing panel

If you’re planning a Velux home extension and are looking for inspiration, what are the pro and cons of choosing a Velux roof window for your new solid roof glazing extension vs. an Ultraroof full height glazing panel?

Firstly, you may not even have realised that full height glazing panels are an option – but they are! The Ultraroof system from Ultraframe allows you to insert full height glazing panels into your solid roof glazing to create an extension that is stunning to look at, inside and out, and that also brings way more light into your home than if you had chosen a Velux extension.

There is also another option – to have the Ultraroof system with all its benefits (warmer, faster, cheaper than a traditionally built solid tiled roof) but with a Velux roof if you don’t wish to use the full height glazing panels that make Ultraroof unique.

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What’s the difference between a Velux roof window for an extension and a full height glazing panel?

The main difference is that a Velux home extension roof window is a small window that sits within your solid roof glazing with tiles all around it, whereas a full height glazing panel does exactly what it says on the tin - a full height glazing panel goes right from the top of the roof to the bottom. Full height glazing panels for solid roof extensions are way larger than a Velux roof window and can be used in many configurations on a solid roof glazing extension.

Because a full height glazing panel is so much bigger than a Velux roof window, the amount of light in your new extension will be much larger – giving you a lighter, brighter living space to enjoy all year round.

Replacement solid roof glazing with Velux roof window

You may already have an existing conservatory with an old glass or polycarbonate roof that is thermally inefficient – meaning that it’s too hot in summer and too cold in winter.

The answer is a new solid roof glazing to transform your conservatory into a brand new, thermally efficient and stunning living space that can be used all year round, whatever the weather.

If you’ve already started looking at replacement solid roof systems for your conservatory, you may have decided that you’d like to add a Velux roof window. Make sure you take a look at full height glazing panels too as they offer enhanced aesthetics – both internally and externally – and much more natural light in your new solid roof glazing extension compared to Velux home extensions.

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What are the options for full height glazing panels for my Velux home extension project?

If you’d like to change your Velux extension to include full height glazing panels then you need to choose the Ultraroof solid roof glazing system from Ultraframe. Ultraroof features full length glazing panels to bring a huge amount of light and a feeling of space into your new Velux home extension.

Full length panels of glass glazing run from the top of the roof to the bottom. From outside, these full height glazing panels look stunning set against the solid tiled replacement roof while from inside, there is a beautiful contrast between the glass and the plastered internal roof.

Velux roof window for Velux home extension, is this the best option?

The answer is no. If you are building a new solid roof glazing Velux home extension or replacing your old conservatory roof with a replacement solid tiled roof, then full height glazing panels are a much better option than a Velux roof window because:

·         Full height glazing panels are much larger than a Velux roof window

·         Because a full height glazing panel is so much larger than a Velux roof window, it is a better option as it allows more natural light to enter your home extension

·         Full height glazing panels look much more striking and modern than a small or even a large Velux roof window – ideal if you are creating a contemporary solid roof extension and want to include panels of glass or glazing

·         Full height glazing panels are available in the Ultraroof system from Ultraframe – the world leader in conservatory and extension roofing systems for your complete peace of mind

Where to buy full height glazing panels for a solid roof glazing Velux home extension?

Now that you have read this guide to explain the differences between a Velux rooflight and full height glazing panels for your solid roof replacement or extension, you will want to know where to buy the full height glazing panels that will really elevate your home extension project and make it stand out from the many Velux roofed home extensions that are out there.

To buy your full height glazing panels or find out more about them, visit the Ultraframe website and take a look at the Ultraroof solid roof glazing system – Ultraroof is the ideal and best solid roof glazing system for replacement tiled roofs or Velux home extensions with glazed areas in the solid roof glazing.

 

 

 

 

 

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