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27 May, 2021

Here Comes The Sun: Why Sun Protection For Rooflights Is The Answer To Hot Homes

The summer can be lovely. Clear skies, fun with loved ones and the sun beating down from on high, bringing a smile to everyone’s face. This sounds all well and good but what do you do if the sun turns your home into a heat magnet? Increasing temperatures inside everytime it rises. Well, bespoke rooflights, skylights or roof windows could make all the difference inside your home.

The last thing you want is a greenhouse effect in your property, but you also don’t want to sacrifice that natural light, you want the best of both worlds. Thankfully, with sun protection glazing, there is an answer that gives you just that.

What is sun protection glazing?

Sun protection glazing reduces the amount of heat from the sun that passes through a glass roof window. It cleverly limits the amount of sunlight that’s allowed to pass through, ensuring that part of the sun’s heat remains outside.

This means that you can enjoy abundant levels of natural daylight in your home or workplace while maintaining a comfortable living level and never have to worry about the sun becoming too hot and causing issues. In rooms with large windows during high-temperature days, a sun protection system provides full control over your indoor climate, alternatively, exterior sun screening can also be installed should you wish to explore another way of reducing the sun’s rays.

When should I consider using sun protection glazing?

It’s always best to be proactive and not reactive, so when should you consider using sun protection glazing?

- When you want the ability to control the heat in a particular room throughout the year

- If you want to reduce the heat gain in rooms like a bedroom, kitchen, or utility room

- If you live in a south or west-facing building, where the sun is at its strongest throughout the day

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, then sun protection glazing is an option to consider for your property.

The benefits of sun protection glazing for your home

Having too much heat or light entering through your rooflights can give you as much of a problem as trying to keep heat in. To counter this, our solar control glazing offers an efficient reduction of heat from the sun, reducing heat gain by up to 67% compared to a normal 2-layer pane.

Light transmittance will also be reduced, eliminating painful glare on especially bright days, with 20% less light penetrating than our LowE glazing option. Unlike in other alternatives, you also won’t see any green or blue tint in the glazing, merely a slightly darker luminance that provides you with a natural look with no compromises necessary.

Can sun protection glazing work to cool a property?

Can sun protection glazing act as a heat deterrent and cool parts of your property? According to a study from CSTB in France (who refers to sun protection as solar shading,) it can be used to great effect, revealing the fact that it is efficient enough to replace a mechanical cooling system, in the right environment.

They simulated conditions inside an attic room in Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris, Lyon and Marseille, concluding that temperature could be lowered by up to 5 degrees Celsius when using solar protection glazing.

Contact a sun protection glazing expert today

If you are interested in understanding the optimal glazing solution for you, feel free to book a daylight consultation. Otherwise, feel free to call us +44 (0) 1592 778 246 or email us vario@velux.co.uk

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