Do you want to open up a dark or small space in your home? Do you need to bring in more light for a room that has no windows? Then it’s time to think about using a glass panel in your roof. From skylights to angled panels, glass lets the sunshine in and creates the illusion of space in your home. Here are a few examples of what you can do with glass roof panels.
• The Traditional Skylight
Whether you room has windows or not, when you bring in a traditional skylight, you’ve just opened up the space even more. However, if you are going to invest time and money on this home improvement project, don’t settle for a cheap little rinky dink skylight. Opt for a unit that has a substantial amount of surface area to give you a flood of light into the space.
And if you have the budget and the real estate, why not install two skylights side-by-side or facing each other on opposite angled roof lines? Just make sure you employ a reputable and licensed contractor to install your unit. Nothing is worse that dealing with the poor workmanship of a leaking skylight.
• Solid Glass Panels
Installing solid glass panels in place traditional solid roofing materials is a dynamite way of creating a sun-kissed atmosphere in an instant. You can replace the entire roof with glass panels or install partial panels in a row. Either installation works well to open up the space.
You can create a gorgeous conservatory look in your home when you use glass panels overhead and a row of glass doors or windows on a connecting wall. Incorporate designs into the glass panels and you will have a stunning place to sit and enjoy the sun and outdoor scenery.
• Angled Dormer Panels
Dormer rooms are often small, dark and closed in. You can open them up by putting in angled glass dormer ceiling panels from the top of the roof right down to the short walls of the room. Install them with a single, large unit or as a row of individual panels – depending on the look you would like to achieve.
Check out the pictures and inspiration for this article in the Glass Roof Panels ideabook on Houzz. You will find a great group of ideas from top designers and builders that could easily be adapted to work in your home.
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