Rooflights are now a common introduction to commercial building plans across the country due to their effective use of daylight and energy efficiency. Many large projects located within warehouses are now installing them so that they can successfully reduce the carbon footprint in an effortless, cost-effective way.

Over time, rooflights can become damaged or faulty. When those issues develop, you should organise a repair as soon as you can.

How can I spot a problem with an industrial roof light?

These defects can occur if they are not properly maintained through the years and materials do tend to weaken over the course of 15+ years. It’s easy to spot a simple issue straight away but it’s always best to organise an inspection to deliberate your next move. Typical problems you might notice with roof lights over time are:

  • Water leaks and dripping.
  • Discolouration (often brown or beige).
  • Cracks and splits are signs of roof light’s material wearing thin.

When you arrange an inspection, you may be advised that the roof lights need simple maintenance or repair to decrease damage risk and extend the longevity. After this process, you will require a roofing consultant company to perform these services safely.

Regular site surveys will help ensure the durability of the industrial roof light is up to standard, and that your business can operate without disruption.

Why should I consider an industrial roof light?

Commercial rooflights aren’t just a great industrial installation because they have a variety of benefits that could improve your business’s operations as a whole. If you don’t have an industrial rooflight installed, it is something that you should consider because:

  • The natural light stops large warehouses from appearing dim.
  • It can replace fragile materials on your roof to eliminate future issues.
  • Light from safe sun exposure could cause health benefits such as a natural boost of Vitamin D in colleagues, which is proven to improve moods naturally.
  • Natural light takes away the requirement for heavy lighting, which will ultimately decrease energy costs.
  • Rooflights reduce carbon footprint and can help boost the environment.

 

What are the different types of industrial roof lights?

Dome

Domes are a small type of rooflight that uses a reflective tube to increase light in smaller places. This option is an excellent roof installation alternative if there are parts of your building that receive limiting lighting throughout the day.

Barrel

These rooflights are ideal for a larger space due to their variety in size. Each semi circular shape can be fitted together to create a roof light that can cover your entire roof, which is ideal for any commercial building.

Flat Glass

These rooflights for flat roofs one of the firm favourites to use because of their modern appearance and size. This type of installation helps display sunlight throughout a large building due to the wide variety of sizes. You can choose to have a small, thin section of flat glass or the majority of the roof for your building.

Pyramid

Pyramid glass rooflights are commonly used on buildings to create beautiful, spotlight that will enhance a building’s architectural flare with thin steel beams and double glazing.

Walk-on

This type of commercial rooflight is becoming extremely popular amongst businesses that want to introduce the ability to walk safely on the roof. With incredibly durable, thick permanently shut glass, it can add light to darker areas of a building, while providing aesthetically pleasing, modern alternative.

What is the next step if I want to install a commercial roof light or organise maintenance?

If you wish to explore the option of a rooflight for your business, we can offer site surveys and install the industrial and commercial roofing that is right for the building structure, while providing regular maintenance and rooflight replacement. To contact us regarding a rooflight, visit here and get in touch.