Recently, a long-time Liniar customer was scrolling through Facebook and came across an image of the new Elevate lantern roof. As an owner of two of the original PVCu Liniar lantern roofs, once he saw Elevate, he knew this would be the perfect replacement for his ageing, existing lanterns.
There’s a marked difference between Elevate and Liniar’s classic PVCu lantern roof. With vast expanses of glass, slim sightlines and the ability to be installed without transoms, Elevate is in a class of its own. Once the homeowner ordered two bespoke Elevate roof kits from his local installer, it was a short five days for delivery – surprising considering each Elevate kit is measured and cut to fit each job.
When the day of installation came, Elevate’s claim of a ‘30 minutes or less’ installation time was going to be tested. The team was welcomed to the house on the top of the hill with the driving rain and 60mph gusts of wind of Storm Callum – and it was clear the job wasn’t going to be without its challenges.
It soon became apparent that those challenges didn’t come from the installation of a brand new product but in the removal of the existing lantern roofs, which had been there for several years. The installer explained why:
“The house has a rubber matting that covers the roof. In most situations, you can easily remove a base for a roof, but because this is rubber, the silicone had fused with it – making it incredibly difficult to remove. Once we were able to get the existing roofs loose enough to remove, the Elevate lanterns were a doddle to install. The rain and wind didn’t hinder us a bit, and there was barely any time for the rain to come through the exposed roof.”
The homeowner chose cream foiling to match his existing Liniar windows suite and conservatory, as well as the optional transoms for a more traditional look. Fit and finished in a morning, the sun was out by the time the team wrapped up – and the ‘after’ photos are spectacular.
When we asked the homeowner what he thought about the upgrade to his lantern roofs, he told us, “We love them – and in fact, we’ve had to turn down the heating! We didn’t realise how much more thermally efficient the Elevate lantern roof is, compared to the older version. Plus, there is just so much more light in the rooms.”
Available direct from Liniar or your local fabricator, the Elevate lantern roof kit comes with everything needed to install, and it’s quick and easy to order. With a maximum size up to 2.4m x 5.4m, Elevate has a wide range of applications and will raise the sophistication of any space. Choose from 36 colour combinations on just a five-day delivery, and Liniar’s 10-year guarantee covers you as standard.