While traditional roof windows have their place – the primary benefits being that you can open them (and sometimes see out of them!) – there are many advantages to using a Solatube Daylighting System; it is simply a question of using the right product to do the best job.
If a view is not to be gained, then a daylighting system is a very strong contender. In particular, where you have a conventional horizontal ceiling with roof space above, you will find that traditional roof windows, with attendant light wells below to bring the light down to the room, are just not effective or efficient at lighting a room, whereas tubular daylighting systems are designed specifically for situations such as these.
Also, when it rains, roof windows can transmit a loud drumming noise in to the room below, which a daylighting system does not, and If security is a consideration, then our Daylighting Systems are a far safer bet than a traditional roof window.