Traditional roof lanterns are a rooftop architectural structure that allow light to flood into a property. While some refer to them as timber roof lanterns, others name them wooden skylights.
Typically, hardwood roof lanterns can be seen as part of the structure of orangeries and conservatories in modern architecture although they’re usually incorporated into a contemporary design, particularly in bigger properties where the middle of the house is lacking in natural light.
Roof lanterns are a functional part of a home, as they allow natural light in where it would otherwise be difficult to integrate into a home or commercial property. The more light that enters a room, the less likely a person is to suffer from issues like seasonal affective disorder or depression.
Roof lantern skylights, if strategically fitted, can cut electricity bills down, especially in the summer months. Also, these structures offer full privacy, particularly when properties are built in close proximity to each other. They enable homeowners and workers to enjoy natural light streaming in without compromising on their privacy.
Another benefit of roof lantern lights is their ability to ventilate a room since they normally have two panels which open much like a window. Coming from above, fumes from the street aren’t being blown directly into a property.