Glass offers the rooflight specifier an extremely wide range of options in terms of performance, function and aesthetics. Glass is often the preferred material for domestic, commercial and retail applications, where aesthetics, high performance and long working life are key considerations.
Glass manufacturers have developed products to satisfy the most demanding requirements, from sophisticated ‘active’ solar control, to self-cleaning properties and high impact resistance.
Glass has excellent fire properties, good impact performance, very high light transmission and provides the mark against which the optical clarity of all other glazing media is commonly compared. It is widely acknowledged as having a very long life expectancy with no discolouration from UV degradation, and laminated versions provide a good level of reduction in UV transmittance. Glass can also be curved for use in barrel vault rooflights and supplied with various coatings, interlayers and surface treatments to provide coloured or textured surfaces to achieve obscure or diffused glazing, solar control and total UV protection to areas beneath the glazing.
Our member companies offer a wide range of glass rooflights, from single-pane ‘flat glass’ rooflights, to custom designed, multi-faceted structural glazing.