Choosing your Roof Windows

April 28, 2016

The term roof window is a very broad term. Here at Roof Lanterns UK, we manufacture a number of bespoke roof lanterns, roof lights, skylights and domed roof lights to suit your requirements. Firstly, you should consider why you are looking at roof windows. Whether it is a roof window for a loft conversion, your original roof or the roof of a conservatory or orangery extension, here at Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we can help you find the perfect roof lantern.

Types of Roof Windows

Roof Lights or Skylights


Skylights, also known as roof lights, allow a fair amount of natural light into the room and can often be seen to be a cost-effective option for a roof window.

Skylights are generally inexpensive to install. At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, our skylights come in a range of configurations (size, colour, design etc.) and we offer a free quotation based on the requirements for your roof window.

Skylights are a type of roof window that allow natural light into your property, but are actually very different to roof lanterns and are much smaller. At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we generally do not manufacture skylights smaller than 500 x 500.

At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we design, fabricate and supply beautiful, high-quality roof lights to home owners, businesses and trades people around the UK. Our products are engineered using high-quality components to give that prestige look and feel.

Roof Lanterns


A roof lantern makes a luxury addition to your property, and is generally much larger and grander than a roof light or skylight. You could argue that roof lanterns aren’t really a roof window because, they don’t always feature an opening. That said, the sheet amount of light that a roof lantern allows into your property means that they definitely do come under the term ‘roof window’.

At Prestige Roof Lanterns UK, we have a wider range of hardwood roof lanterns available.  Timber roof lanterns are one of the most popular choices for roof lanterns, due in part to the strength and appearance of timber as well as the cost. Timber is one of the cheaper hardwoods but still of very good quality.

Here at Prestige Roof Lanterns we use the finest handpicked timbers to use in the joinery to manufacture a product to high standards.

For more information on our roof lanterns, timber roof lanterns, hardwood roof lanterns, roof windows, roof lights or skylights, call Prestige Roof Lanterns UK on 0843 886 7949.



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