Design Considerations

Examples of good translucent roofing design

For the maximum light and sound weatherproofing strips of fibreglass sky lighting continuously from the ridge to the gutter is the preferred design.

Roofing by Ampelite - Making Light Work

Ridge to purlin installation is also a sound way to achieve good weatherproofing. As there is less skylight area than in ridge to gutter installations the amount of light transmitted is not as great but this can be compensated for by using continuous Ampelite cladding.

Roofing by Ampelite - Making Light Work

Avoid these examples of poor design

Roofing by Ampelite - Making Light Work

Roofing by Ampelite - Making Light Work