If you’re a homeowner suffering from a dark and dilapidated area of the home, or an installer looking to help rectify such a scenario for your customers, Platinum Windows are here to say that we have the answer. Both effective ways of introducing large amounts of natural light, we’re proud to supply skypods and roof lanterns. But what’s the difference? You’ve come to the right place to find out!

Kitchen Skypod Roof Lantern

Two distinct methods of illuminating living spaces

The undeniable feature skypods and roof lanterns have in common, is their ability to breathe light into the home. Both act as a relatively affordable way of creating bright spaces, especially when compared to that of a full-scale home extension or conservatory. Providing the property has a flat roof, there’s nowhere a skypod or roof lantern can’t be fitted.

The surface level difference between the two is that Eurocell skypods are exclusively available in uPVC while Stratus roof lanterns are engineered in aluminium. As a result, some subtle features are unique to one another. To help homeowners and installers gain a better grasp, we’ve broken down the diversifying advantages of each:


An expert choice for those who want to add height and volume to even the smallest of tooms, we’re proud to supply and install the Eurocell skypod. The flexible nature of its uPVC construction means that there’s a great amount of size configurations available, meaning that very few homes will have to miss out on their benefits. All skypods come with a 10-year guarantee as standard.

  • Engineered in durable and low-maintenance uPVC
  • Fixed 20˚ pitch in three or two-bar design
  • Impressively energy efficient – U-values of 1.0 achievable
  • Flexible sizes up to 2.75m x 7.75m

Black Lantern Roof

Roof lanterns

Specifically designed to deliver high levels of heat retention as well as impressive light levels, Stratus roof lanterns come engineered in thermally broken aluminium. This helps separate the cold air outside from the warm air inside, creating a living space that’s useable all year round. Aluminium also allows for exceedingly crisp sightlines thanks to the material’s high strength-to-weight ratio.

  • Engineered in stylish and highly strong aluminium
  • Maximum glass surface area with minimal frame widths
  • Thermally broken for maximum energy efficiency
  • 66% smaller ridge than standard systems for beautiful aesthetics

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As alluded to, the differences between Eurocell Skypods and Stratus roof lanterns are subtle, but are important factors to take note of for those thinking about installing one. If you’d like to know more, call the Platinum Windows team today on 02476 309898 or send us an online message.

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