FAKRO roof windows in non-standard roof coverings
Healthy and eco-friendly lifestyle has become fashionable in newly designed residential buildings. Roof coverings made of natural materials are back in style. People are no longer surprised by modern buildings covered with wooden shingle, slate or thatch. Is it possible to provide the optimal illumination of the room in the attic without harm to the architectural qualities of all these coverings?
Studies have shown that insufficient amount of daylight in rooms intended for residential purposes may cause a lack of energy, negative attitude, while in extreme cases even depression. Specialists and construction engineers take serious approach to this issue, hence the provision in the Construction Law, which precisely defines the optimum quantity of natural light in the room by calculating the proportion of the surface of the window’s glass area to the total floor area.
In a room for habitable purposes this proportion should be at least 1:8, and in special rooms where more natural light is required the ratio should be at least 1:12.
The question is how to secure the right amount of natural light within the attic space? Installing dormers in above mentioned, non-standard roof covering materials may spoil aesthetics of the building. Moreover, this process is complicated and time-consuming.
The optimal solution in this case are roof windows. Their installation is simple and does not require interference in the roof structure, while a wide range of flashings ensures installation of FAKRO roof windows in virtually all types of roof coverings.