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Launching the NEW Sieger Automated Rooflight

A thermally broken solution to automated rooflight

 

The Sieger Automated rooflight is a thermally broken rooflight system is the latest addition to our range of roof glazing systems. It removes the cold bridging that occurs in standard roof glazing on the market. This system can achieve a U Value up to 1.16 W/m²K to enhance energy efficiency within buildings. With high levels of sunlight directly penetrating into the heart of living spaces, property owners can reduce the need for artificial lighting and reduce their heating bill as the sunlight generates natural heat and light. The typical glass specification for this glass rooflight includes a Low E coating that works to suppress heat loss, maintaining a comfortable living environment.

Automated rooflights are an excellent way to achieve abundant light within interiors but also to improve ventilation and air quality. Ventilating rooflights can help improve the air quality by allowing a lot or a little amount of gradual air flow into a space. The Sieger automated rooflight is opened and closed electronically via a remote control or wall switch to provide fresh air when required.

 

 

Design Tip

Automated rooflights are an excellent way to achieve abundant light within interiors but also to improve ventilation and air quality

How are automated rooflights good for our health?

 

There’s nothing quite like siting or laying down in a home or office and looking up to see the sky through a glass rooflight. This experience isn’t just easy on the eye, it has been said that exposure to natural daylight promotes good health and helps the human circadian rhythm. Rooflights can do so much for the health of a buildings’ occupants, from regulating sleep cycles to maintaining a healthy immune system. Natural light also helps to boost moods and productivity as the daylight awakens the senses and aids the production of Vitamin D within the human body.

It’s not only during summer that this glass rooflight system is beneficial, in the colder months it also allows homeowners to make the most of the limited hours of sunlight. Allowing the sun to brighten interior spaces creates a more welcoming and attractive living or working environment and brings the occupants closer to nature.

 

What are the glazing options for rooflights?

 

Modern glazing and glass technologies are extremely advanced and offer a wide selection of glazing options when specifying the Sieger automated rooflight. In overhead glazing, Sieger® use toughened laminated glass as standard. In all our glass products we use toughened glass, but for overhead glazing we add a lamination to prevent any damage of injury occurring if the roof glazing was to break for any reason. The laminate adds another level of protection – if the glass breaks the laminate will hold the broken glass in place and stop it from falling into the room below.

Low Maintenance Glass is often specified for roof lights as these areas of glazing are often difficult to access and therefore the glass is difficult to clean. Low maintenance glass doesn’t mean that the glass will never require cleaning, it just means that the amount and frequency of cleaning is reduced. A coating is applied to the external surface of the glass which helps to prevent dirt from sticking to the glass and maintaining a clear glass unit for a longer period of time.

Solar Control Glass is another technical glass solution that is commonplace with roof glazing. This glass coating helps to reduce solar gain internally, allowing sunlight to pass through the glass but reflecting the radiant heat waves back out into the air. This glass also works by bouncing internal heat back into the interior living spaces. Solar control glass prevents excessive heat build-up to maintain a comfortable living environment.

 

How much ventilation does this opening rooflight provide?

 

Opening rooflights are an excellent way to improve air flow because they are designed to easily open to release warm air that has naturally risen to the ceiling of a room and let in fresh oxygenated air.

The upstand of the Sieger automated rooflight is available from 5° to 20°. An upstand is an important part of the installation of a rooflight, they are raised structures that create space between the roof and rooflight. Building regulations require rooflights to have a minimum pitch of 3° and protrude from the roof surface by at least 150mm. This ensures that there’s sufficient resilience against wind, rain and standing water.

Sealed within the frame of the rooflight are 24v chain driven actuators that allow the rooflight to open to a maximum of 400mm. The automated ventilation is operated by a wall switch as standard which is connected to the rooflight by a ‘control box’. This control box can also be connected to various optional control devices such as a touch screen remote control (controlling up to 4 individual rooflights).

     

    Where can I see the Sieger Automated Rooflight?

     

    The Sieger automated rooflight can be viewed at our glazing showroom in Amersham. You can see this system both from above and below, and even see the automation in action.

    To arrange a showroom appointment, call 01494 722 882 or email [email protected].

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