The Different Types of Commercial or Industrial Roof Lights

Industrial roof lights have become increasingly common on many commercial roofing and industrial roofing systems, due to their numerous benefits. In particular, their effective use of daylight and energy efficient properties.

Many building owners are opting to install them in order to significantly reduce their carbon footprint in a cost-effective way. There is a variety of options to choose from when it comes to industrial roof lights, all of which offer great advantages


These roof lights are relatively small and use reflective tubes in order to increase light in smaller places. Thanks to their shape, the do manage to bring quite a lot of natural light into the building. Also, they are a relatively low-cost roof installation alternative for parts of the building that get little to no sunlight throughout the day.

Flat Glass

This type of roof light is ideal for flat roof systems. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, which makes them ideal for displaying sunlight throughout a large building, and their modern appearance makes them extremely popular.


For any businesses that would like the ability to walk safely on the roof and still let in enough sunlight, this type of roof lighting is a great choice. They are very thick and durable, aesthetically pleasing with a modern style, and of course can add to any darker areas of the building.


Commonly used on buildings to create a striking spotlight that will enhance a building’s architectural flare, these roof lights are built with thin steel beams and double glazing.


Larger roof systems suit these roof lights better, thanks to the wide variety of sizes available. The semicircular shape is able to be fitted together, in order to create roof light that can cover an entire roof, making them ideal choice for any commercial roofing or industrial roofing system.

Over time, industrial rooflights can develop defects if they aren’t properly maintained. As materials weaken through poor maintenance, damage can occur and the lights can become faulty. When this happens, it’s vital that you seek the help of professional roofing contractors as soon a possible.

At Roofing Consultant, we offer a bespoke commercial or industrial roof light replacement service, which can be completely tailored to your needs.

If you’re simply thinking about a rooflight for your business, then we can offer a site survey to determine the best option for your roofing system. Check out our other award winning services or get in touch with us today for more information.