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Roof Windows, Roof Lights, Sky Lights and Light Tunnels
1stAssociated can provide help and advice with regard to structural defects reports for things like problems with your roof, window problems, dampness, lateral dampness, condensation, cracking, movement. We carry out building surveys, structural surveys, property surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, home buyers reports or any other property matters.
As you can see from this article we sketches and also photos in all our survey reports as the feedback we have from our clients is that the sketches and photos help them understand the reports.
We, of course, like to meet you at the property during the survey and we are more than happy to talk to you about the reports. Please free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat with one of our surveyors.
A window with many names
When are roof windows used?
To increase natural light to an area
Add ventilation to an area
We have also seen roof lights where one of the main functions is adding ventilation to the area. This could be in a shower room or in the kitchen area, to give light to aid cooking.
We have also seen it used, and indeed we have used them, to give access to other roof areas, for example in a valley gutter situation. Adding a roof window to the valley gutter would give access to clear leaves and hopefully stop blockages and leaking roofs.
The very first roof windows?
A roof window within a frame
Shapes formed within the roof light itself
We have seen a few of these, sometimes they are hard to distinguish between an electric light from within the property, but outside you will see a circular dome. This has reflective material that takes it down a tunnel, forming a tunnel of light that can then be seen inside .
You may also be interested to read our other article on problems with roof windows, roof lights and sky lights:
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to roof windows, roof lights, velux roofs, dormer, dormer roofs, roof problems, chimneys, surveys, building surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.
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