“I can’t believe how much more enjoyable it is to prepare meals!” So said a homeowner after we installed a skylight in her low-light kitchen. No longer was she reaching for the light switch during the day. Natural light flooded in.
WE’VE SEEN DARK HALLWAYS SHINE AND WORKSPACES COME ALIVE, ALL THANKS TO THE RIGHT SKYLIGHT.
Gone are the days of skylights and roof windows sticking out like sore thumbs, disrupting the visual appeal of your property. Today, we install skylights and tube light systems across Christchurch and Canterbury which enhance the look of your home, inside and out.
The units have state-of-the art thermal collars which seal the window, providing great thermal performance and energy efficiency. Double-glazing and specialised coatings block nearly all UV light and restrict heat gains in summer. You just get natural light, right where you need it.
There are a surprising range of add-on options to choose from, too. You can include a ventilation kit, dimmer with remote, or even an electric light to further extend the versatility of the product.
And it’s not just residential properties benefitting from an increased level of natural light, for commercial buildings are also transformed by the right skylight, roof window or tube light.
LIGHT IN, LIGHT OUT
The big benefit of installing a skylight is increasing the amount of natural light coming inside. But what if you want to block some of that sunshine? There might be times when you need to darken your room during the day. Good news! Keylite blinds are factory-fitted, sealed inside the roof window and can soften, block and control lighting levels.
DESIGNED FOR OUR CONDITIONS
One thing to bear in mind as you consider which skylight is right for you, is where was it designed? After all, it’s common knowledge that New Zealand sunlight is harsher than other spots around the globe. That’s why the range of skylights we recommend for Canterbury homes – Keylite – are designed and made in Australia for Australasian conditions.
We make sure the skylight you want is perfect for your roof, installed right first time.
Some skylights open. Some don’t. We know which can be installed, where, so you stay safe.
New roof or repair, it makes sense to install your skylight when we are already up the ladder.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE SKYLIGHTS ONLY INSTALLED IN NEW ROOFS?
Nope. Sure, a new roof or re-roof is a great time to put in a skylight, we are old hands at installing skylight units in existing roofs.
DO SKYLIGHTS GO ON WAREHOUSE ROOFS?
There are several roofing options for increasing the natural light in warehouses and skylights is one. Best we have a chat about your building.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG IF I D.I.Y. INSTALL?
Dropping the skylight. Not sealing the roof properly. Falling from a great height. Smacking your thumb with the hammer. Just the usual…
WILL A SKYLIGHT ADD VALUE TO MY HOUSE?
A skylight is one of the many sustainable-living features which reportedly increase the sale price of homes. And they make it a nicer place to live in.
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT NATURAL LIGHT?
Exposure to natural light is known to have significant influence on how well you sleep, how much energy you have, and your mood.
HOW DO SKYLIGHTS MAKE ROOMS SEEM BIGGER?
Many thanks to DCM Roofing for doing such an excellent job of replacing the roof on my car port. Iain and the team were very easy to work with, providing great communication throughout the job. DCM have produced a high quality result that has made a huge difference to the front of the property. Thank you.
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