The views and natural light available can be stunning if you have comprehensive glazing mounted, such as a conservatory roof or aerial windows with a stylish roof lantern. However, more glass means more window noise, which is particularly troublesome in the classic Scottish weather. Although there isn’t anything you can do to monitor the weather, there are some things you can do to make your home a quieter place when heavy rains fall. Here are some simple steps to take to minimize rain disruption on your window glazing and roof lanterns.
Upgrade Your Glazing And Roof Lanterns
Consider a conservatory roof renovation if you’re unhappy with old fixtures, such as an extension from years ago. If you believe this is the best choice for your house, speak to your window supplier about options. They will advise you on the best roof shapes to help minimize noise, as well as recommend glazing to help block out external noise. This covers triple-glazed units as well as noise-reducing design methods.
Firm Conservatory Roofs
You might also consider going for a non-traditional style. This includes conservatory roofs made of tile. Although this limits the views from above, many homeowners prefer solid roofs because of their superior thermal performance. They can also be personalised in terms of colour and tile placement to achieve the desired look. These are often built on top of existing roofs. You can also mix the two types (solid and glass) to create a room that looks more like an extension than a conservatory, with a combination of sunlight and views.
Blinds & Shutters
Although we always think of window treatments as a way to keep rooms darker at night, warmer in the winter, and add a homely touch to areas, there are a few other advantages. Many people overlook the possibility of custom-made shutters or blinds for their roof lanterns. Electronic choices, on the other hand, allow you to easily monitor whether they are open or closed. Installing external archway blinds is another choice for keeping daylight and disturbances out when you need some peace and quiet. Some designs can also be mounted on roof lights so that they can be used even when the windows are open, providing a cover that retracts rain until it enters the window space.
Make A Plan For Your Glazing And Roof Lanterns
If you’re planning a new installation or build, but want to make sure a roof lantern won’t interfere with the noise of rain in your room, you can carefully design its location. Consider that the glazing will obtain additional support from obstacles such as trees and the building’s edge, mitigating the effects of heavy rain. You may also want to suggest noise-reducing glazing for roof lights, so inquire with your window supplier about their options for reducing sound transmission through the glass.
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