A contemporary lantern roof is a fantastic enhancement in your home, giving you a minimalist aluminium roof that looks fantastic when you look up from the inside and brings a new dimension to your home from the outside. Lantern roofs are ideal for your new kitchen, lounge, bedroom or orangery. In this article, we explain the factors that can affect Lantern roof prices, and how you can save money.
What affects lantern roof prices?
Aluminium lantern roofs differ slightly from windows, doors, sliding or folding doors because you have the option to select standard sizes. Having pre-defined prices on a matrix makes working out how much a lantern roof costs slightly easier. However, there are still several factors that can affect the price.
Lantern roof sizes.
The size of your new lantern roof will affect the price. The smallest lantern roof starts at about 750mm x 750mm and can go up to 3m x 3m. Therefore sizes depend on the overall size of your roof and how many roof bars you want.
The more aluminium in a lantern roof, the higher the price is likely to be. At Northwest Bifolds, our Atlas aluminium lantern roof is available in a minimalist appearance with just four roof bars and the ridge bar, or we can offer more complex designs and shapes.
Adding fixed windows below your lantern roof will also add to the cost.
Glass type and specification.
One of the biggest benefits of a lantern roof is the glazed element to the roof of your extension or orangery. As standard, you can expect double glazed toughened glass in a lantern roof but there are also other glass options and accessories.
The price of your new lantern roof will change if you wish to have, self-cleaning glass, specific sun-control glass, triple glazing or glass with blinds.
Lantern roof colours.
Aluminium is best for lantern roofs thanks to its near-endless colour choice. One way of saving money on a new aluminium lantern roof is to choose a standard colour. These are stock colours for lantern roofs typically black, white or grey.
Should you wish to choose a different colour for your roof or even mix the colours with different colour roof bars and cappings, this will add to the cost of the roof.
The lantern roof location and installation.
Lantern roofs are designed to be simple to install, but there are areas where extra profiles, trims and accessories may be required. A good example is roofs at high-level that may require specialist access to fit them safely. We can price your roof lantern from your architect drawings, but we always recommend a home or site survey to give you the most accurate quotation.
The lantern roof cost can also be affected by whether it is being installed into a new opening or where one is being created in an existing roof.
Lantern roof ventilation.
One consideration for your new extension is ventilation. Many homeowners choose a fixed lantern roof, others like the option of having opening lights within it.
The fitting of opening roof vents will add to the lantern roof cost as will the choice of manual, automatic or sensor controlled operation.
Contact Northwest Bifolds for Roof lantern Prices
We have over 20 years experience in home improvements in Liverpool and the surrounding areas and have installed many lantern roofs in local homes. If you’re looking to have a roof lantern installed, Northwest Bifolds offers you the choice of standard or bespoke aluminium lantern roofs, many colour options, glass specification and matching windows and doors around your home.
Our quality lantern roofs start at around £1,000 and with a ten-year warranty. Contact us today for a free quotation.