Roof lanterns can be built to any size and shape and whilst they tend to take the standard rectangular form, octagons, hexagons and pyramids are not uncommon although they do pose issues when it comes to incorporating ventilation.
Lanterns are essentially a rooflight that include an element of vertical glazed framework, usually including fixed and opening panels, but these can also be directly glazed. If panelled, it will be generally the side framework that incorporates the ventilation with either manual or thermostatically controlled opening panels.
Each and every Vale rooflight will incorporate their signature roof system which has a powder coated aluminium exterior, clad internally with decorative mouldings and profiles. This offers a maintenance free exterior and attractive interior. They can be detailed internally in many different styles, whether it is contemporary or traditional, frequently incorporating inverted finials and the facility to suspend a pendant light. In certain cases, Vale roof lanterns will include some form of decorative panelling to the internal up-stand.
Roof lanterns are generally positioned directly onto a prepared up-stand and Vale will work closely with builders or architects to make sure that the correct platform is created. This makes installation a quick and easy process. Rooflights designed for kitchens will need to incorporate some form of ventilation. This can usually be achieved by including traditional glazed roof vents which can be either manually or thermostatically controlled, depending on location and accessibility.