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Advantages, 59 Photos and Ideas glass roofs to Inspire You

The technique of glazing the roof has become commonplace in construction and inside the home. As it is a translucent material, glass can be applied strategically to make environments more functional and cozy. It also has a series of advantages for those who want comfort without worrying about frequent maintenance.

Advantages of the glass roof

Energy-saving: as glass roofs allow all the natural light to pass into the interior of the room, they become a sustainable alternative to light up the space and reduce electricity consumption. Commercial environments can substitute this more economical option.

Protection against ultraviolet rays: look for materials from manufacturers who guarantee protection against these rays since overexposure to the sun’s rays can harm health.

Low maintenance: both the tiles and the panels are resistant, and even if they break, they can be recycled and reused. In turn, the material allows the incidence of natural light, eliminating humidity and mold accumulated in the environment.

The magnitude of space happens because the glass allows you to see the outside, creating the illusion that the room is much larger.

Glass used

Laminated glass: this type of glass offers more excellent resistance and durability to external agents, that is, neither sunrays nor rain degrade the material.

Tempered glass: this type of glass is ideal for comprehensive or open-air environments and may be used in balconies or on the roofs of large buildings.

Opaque glass: as the name says, it is more frosted glass, ideal for seeking privacy in the environment.

Price of the glass roof

The installation of a glass roof/covering typically has a high cost about the conventional technique. The price difference is precisely in the price of the material and the supplier. Due to this great difference, the glass panels are usually used in some project environments, such as a balcony or a space that you want to illuminate.

59 environments decorated with glass roofs

Do you want to make your house, balcony, leisure area, or garage even more enjoyable? Check out the glass roof ideas below and choose the most suitable one to apply in your home:

Image 1: Following the line of the house’s architecture, the wooden structure did not leave anything to be desired.

Following the line of the house's architecture, the wooden structure did not leave anything to be desired

This way the look is harmonious without losing the architectural style.

Image 2 – The glass structure itself creates a modern and dynamic façade design.

The glass structure itself creates a modern and dynamic façade design

Working the architecture through the contrast of materials is a way to highlight the building.

Image 3 – Corridor with glass roof.

Corridor with glass roof

Depending on the distribution of the house, corridors can suffer from a lack of adequate lighting. To ensure good lighting for the corridor, this alternative also gives a special touch to an area that is often undervalued because it is only a passageway.

Image 4 – Integration with nature.

Integration with nature

The garden is a landscaping feature capable of making any home more beautiful, alive and cosy.  In addition to protecting the plants from the rain, the glass roof is capable of providing the appropriate amounts of lighting and heat, depending on the species chosen for the assembly of the winter garden.

Image 5 – The beams can be made with the glass itself, leaving the look lighter and cleaner.

The beams can be made with the glass itself, leaving the look lighter and cleaner.

Image 6 – The glass roof provides the same functionality for outdoor areas.

The glass roof provides the same functionality for outdoor areas

Image 7 – To make the corridor wider, the solution is to opt for a glass roof.

To make the corridor wider, the solution is to opt for a glass roof.

This way the lighting is distributed throughout the space, without making the circulation sober and uncomfortable.

Image 8 – Terrace with glass roof.

Terrace with glass roof.

Image 9 – Residential veranda with glass roof.

Residential veranda with glass roof.

Image 10 – Panels can go around surfaces, making the room much brighter.

Panels can go around surfaces, making the room much brighter.

Image 11 – Metal structure for glass roof.

Metal structure for glass roof

The most common finish for this type of roof is stainless steel or aluminium frames, which give a lighter and more elegant appearance to the environment.

Image 12 – In buildings, the glass roof has a great function.

In buildings, the glass roof has a great function

The roof can protect the whole central area of the building, as well as integrate the two buildings of the construction.

Image 13 – The glass roof is the perfect solution to extend any room in your home.

The glass roof is the perfect solution to extend any room in your home.

The more space and functionality, the better the house looks! So get inspired by this idea that is a trend in decorating.

Image 14 – Outdoor corridor with glass roof.

Outdoor corridor with glass roof.

Image 15 – The attic feel can be presented through the glass roof.

The attic feel can be presented through the glass roof.

Image 16 – Façade with glass roof.

Façade with glass roof.

For people who think that the facade is the most important and eye-catching part are sorely mistaken! The roof is also a fundamental piece in the exterior decoration of your home.

Image 17 – The lighting is much more efficient with this type of roof.

The lighting is much more efficient with this type of roof.

Image 18 – Set a slight slope to the glass panels.

Set a slight slope to the glass panels

Image 19 – Glass roof with wooden structure.

Glass roof with wooden structure

Image 20 – Balcony with glass roof.

Balcony with glass roof

The balconies have a great importance in decoration projects, because nowadays it is possible to transform the environment in several types from a reading corner to a gourmet area. In this sense, the glass roof presents itself as a good alternative to extend this room.

Image 21 – Cover only part of the external area.

Cover only part of the external area

In this covered space it is possible to set up a comfortable scene with armchairs and pouffes.

Image 22 – Its function is to illuminate the environment.

Its function is to illuminate the environment

Image 23 – Add value to your home landscape!

Add value to your home landscape!

Image 24 – The glass roof helps to protect your outdoor area.

The glass roof helps to protect your outdoor area.

Image 24 – The glass roof helps to protect your outdoor area.

The glass roof helps to protect your outdoor area

Image 26 – The glass roof can gain infinite functions according to the project.

The glass roof can gain infinite functions according to the project

Image 27 – Ideal to leave the cooking area always illuminated.

Ideal to leave the cooking area always illuminated

Image 28 – The large glass roof can cover the entire social area of the residence.

The large glass roof can cover the entire social area of the residence.

Image 29 – The integration of the spaces is achieved through the glass roof.

The integration of the spaces is achieved through the glass roof

Image 30 – Play with shapes and volumes in the glass roof design.

Play with shapes and volumes in the glass roof design

Image 31 – The gable roof style is a classic in construction.

The gable roof style is a classic in construction

Image 32 – Bring more functionality into the side hallway of the house.

Bring more functionality into the side hallway of the house

In addition to enlarging some room in the house, you use the space in a much more functional way.

Image 33 – When the external setting is applied to the internal area of the house.

When the external setting is applied to the internal area of the house.

The glass structures can be the support for the string lights, which make the room much cosier.

Image 34 – The luminaires can be built into the glass roof structure itself.

The luminaires can be built into the glass roof structure itself

Image 35 – The glass roof makes the room much more cosy and inviting.

The glass roof makes the room much more cosy and inviting

With an attic format, this social area gets a much more cheerful look with the natural lighting from the glass roof.

Image 36 – Continuity in the architecture of the house.

Continuity in the architecture of the house

Image 37 – When the garage becomes a great living space.

When the garage becomes a great living space

Image 38 – Barbecue grill with glass roof.

Barbecue grill with glass roof.

Image 39 – The geometric shapes give a bold and dynamic look to the space.

The geometric shapes give a bold and dynamic look to the space

Image 40 – Even in rustic environments, the glass roof is welcome!

Even in rustic environments, the glass roof is welcome!

Image 41 – Roof and floor made from the same material.

Roof and floor made from the same material

Image 42 – All glass finishes give a more open look.

All glass finishes give a more open look

Image 43 – Between mezzanines and glass partitions insert a large glass roof.

Between mezzanines and glass partitions insert a large glass roof

Image 44 – Bathroom with glass roof.

Bathroom with glass roof

Image 45 – The glass roof design extends to the vertical surface, making the connection with the outside much more evident.

The glass roof design extends to the vertical surface, making the connection with the outside much more evident.

This is one way to make the most of the outdoor setting. The abundant lighting and the connection with the landscape form the perfect composition for a house with sea views.

Image 46 – Ideal for reinforcing the ceiling height of the house.

Ideal for reinforcing the ceiling height of the house

Image 47 – Take advantage of the large window area to extend the view of the landscape.

Take advantage of the large window area to extend the view of the landscape.

Image 48 – The glass roof defines the external circulation area of the house.

The glass roof defines the external circulation area of the house.

Image 49 – Pergola with glass roof.

Pergola with glass roof

Image 50 – External circulation areas are protected by a glass roof.

External circulation areas are protected by a glass roof

Image 51 – They can even form domes, giving more room in the ceiling height.

They can even form domes, giving more room in the ceiling height.

Image 52 – Choose some room in the house to apply the glazed panels.

Choose some room in the house to apply the glazed panels

Image 53 – Garage with glass roof.

Garage with glass roof

Image 54 – Terrace with glass roof.

Terrace with glass roof

Image 55 – Create the perfect backdrop in the bedroom.

Create the perfect backdrop in the bedroom

Its transparency also allows the sky to be seen, which makes this corner of the house look even more natural.

Image 56 – The brise system can be completed with a glass roof.

The brise system can be completed with a glass roof

Image 57 – Bedroom with glass roof.

Bedroom with glass roof

Image 58 – The glass roof can be given a different design through its metal structure.

The glass roof can be given a different design through its metal structure.

Image 59 – Try to extend the roof to part of the external area.

Try to extend the roof to part of the external area

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