Glass roof: advantages, 60 photos and ideas to be inspired

The roof glazing technique has become commonplace in the construction and interior of the home. Because it is a translucent material, the glass can be applied at some strategic points to make the environments more functional and cozy. It also has a number of advantages for those who want comfort without worrying about frequent maintenance.

Advantages of glass roof

Energy saving : As glass roofs allow the total passage of natural light into the interior of the environment, they become a sustainable alternative to lighten the space by reducing the consumption of electricity. Commercial environments can substitute for this option which is more economical.

Protection against ultraviolet rays : Look for materials from manufacturers that provide protection against these rays, as exaggerated exposure to the sun's rays can cause health damage.

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 by eliminating the humidity and the mold accumulated in the environment.

Amplitude of space : this happens because the glass allows the visualization of all the external, creating the illusion that the environment is much greater.

Glass used

Laminated glass : this type of glass offers a greater resistance and durability to the external agents, that is, neither the solar rays nor the rains degrade the material.

Tempered glass : This glass option is ideal for large or outdoor environments, and can be used on balconies or roofs of large buildings.

Opaque glass : as the name says, is a more frosted glass, ideal for those who seek privacy in the environment.

Price of glass roof

The installation of a roof / glass cover usually has a high cost compared to the conventional technique. The difference in price is precisely in the price of the material and the supplier. Because of this large difference, glass panels are often used in some design environment, such as a balcony or space that you want to light up.

60 rooms decorated with glass roof

Want to leave your home, balcony, play area or garage even more interesting? Check out the ideas of glass roofs below and choose the most suitable one to apply in your home:

Picture 1 - Following the architecture line of the house, the structure in wood did not leave to be desired.

Following the architectural line of the house, the wooden structure did not leave anything to be desired.


So the look is harmonious, without losing the style of architecture.

Picture 2 - The very structure of the glass creates a modern and dynamic facade design.

The glass structure itself creates a modern and dynamic façade design


Working architecture through contrasting materials is one way of highlighting construction.

Picture 3 - Corridor with glass cover.

Glass covered corridor


Depending on the layout of the home, hallways may suffer from lack of adequate lighting. To ensure good illumination for the corridor, this alternative also adds a special touch to an area that is often undervalued because it is just passing through.

Picture 4 - Integration with nature.

Integration with nature


The garden is a landscape feature capable of making any house more beautiful, lively and cozy. In addition to protecting plants from rain, the glass roof is able to provide adequate amounts of lighting and heat, depending on the species chosen for the winter garden assembly.

Picture 5 - The beams can be made with the own glass, leaving the visual lighter and clean.

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

Picture 6 - The glass roof provides the same functionality for the outdoor areas.

Glass roof: advantages, 60 photos and ideas to be inspired

Image 7 - To leave the corridor wider, the solution is to opt for a glass cover.

To leave the corridor wider, the solution is to opt for a glass cover


Thus the illumination is distributed throughout the space, without leaving the circulation sober and uncomfortable.

Picture 8 - Terrace with glass roof.

Roof-top terrace

Image 9 - Residential balcony with glass roof.

Residential balcony with glass roof

Image 10 - Panels can bypass the surfaces leaving the environment much brighter.

Panels can bypass the surfaces leaving the environment much brighter

Image 11 - Metal structure for glass roof.

Metal roofing glass structure


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

Picture 12 - In the buildings, the glass roof has a great function.

In buildings, the glass roof has a great function


The cover can protect the entire central area of ​​the building, as well as integrating the two buildings.

Picture 13 - Glass roof is the perfect solution to extend some ambience of your house.

Glass roof: advantages, 60 photos and ideas to be inspired


When more space and functionality, the better the dwelling! So be inspired by this idea that is a trend in decoration.

Image 14 - Exterior corridor with glass roof.

External corridor with glass roof

Picture 15 - The attic feel can be presented through the glass roof.

The attic feel can be presented through the glass roof

Image 16 - Facade with glass cover.

Facade with glass cover


For people who think that the façade is the most important and the most striking part they are deeply mistaken! The roof is also a key piece in the exterior decoration of your home.

Picture 17 - Lighting is much more efficient with this type of cover.

Lighting is much more efficient with this type of coverage

Picture 18 - Set a slight tilt to the glass panels.

Set a slight incline for glass panels

Image 19 - Glass roof with wooden structure.

Glass roof with wooden structure

Image 20 - Balcony with glass cover.

Balcony with glass cover


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

Picture 21 - Cover only a part of the external area.

Cover only a portion of the outside area


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

Image 22 - Its function is to leave the environment more illuminated.

Its function is to leave the environment more illuminated

Picture 23 - Value the landscape of your home!

Value the landscape of your home!

Picture 24 - The glass roof helps protect your outdoor area.

Glass roof helps protect your outdoor area

Image 25 - Kitchen with glass roof.

Kitchen with glass roof

Image 26 - The glass roof can gain infinite functions according to the design.

The glass roof can gain infinite functions according to the design

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

Ideal for letting 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 by the glass roof.

The integration of the spaces is by the glass roof

Picture 30 - Play with shapes and volumes in the design of the glass roof.

Play with shapes and volumes on the glass roof design

Picture 31 - The gabled roof style is a classic in construction.

The gabled roof style is a classic in construction

Picture 32 - Take more functionality in the side hall of the house.

Bring more functionality into the side aisle of the house


In addition to extending some ambience of the house, you use the space in a much more functional way.

Image 33 - When the external scenario is applied in the internal area of ​​the house.

When the external scenario is applied in the inner area of ​​the house


The structures of the glass can be the support for the wire luminaires, which make the environment much more cozy.

Image 34 - The luminaires can be embedded in the very structure of the glass roof.

The luminaires can be embedded in the very structure of the glass roof

Image 35 - The glass roof leaves the environment much more cozy and inviting.

The glass roof leaves the environment much more cozy and inviting


With an attic shape, this social area gets a much more cheerful look with the natural lighting of 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 space of coexistence.

When the garage becomes a great living space

Image 38 - Barbecue with glass roof.

Barbecue with glass roof

Image 39 - The geometric shapes give a bold and dynamic air to the space.

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

Picture 40 - Even in rustic environments, the glass roof is welcome!

Even in rustic environments, the glass roof is welcome!

Image 41 - Cover and floor made with the same material.

Cover and floor made with the same material

Image 42 - All glass finishes leave the look more open.

All glass finishes leave the look more open

Picture 43 - Between mezzanines and glass partitions insert a large glass cover.

Between mezzanines and glass partitions insert a large glass cover

Picture 44 - Bathroom with glass roof.

Bathroom with glass roof

Image 45 - The design of the glass roof extends to the vertical surface, leaving the connection with the external much more evident.

The design of the glass roof extends to the vertical surface, leaving the connection with the external much more evident


This is a way to make the most of the external scenario. The abundant lighting and the connection with the landscape form the perfect composition for a house with a view to the sea.

Picture 46 - Ideal to reinforce the right foot of the house.

Ideal for strengthening the right foot of the house

Picture 47 - Enjoy the area of ​​the large windows to enlarge the look of the landscape.

Enjoy the area of ​​the large windows to enlarge the look of the landscape

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

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

Picture 49 - Parsley with glass roof.

Pergolado with glass roof

Image 50 - External circulation areas are protected by glass roof.

External circulation areas are protected by glass roof

Picture 51 - They can even form domes, taking more amplitude in the right foot.

They can even form domes, taking more breadth in the right foot

Image 52 - Choose some home environment to apply the glazed panels.

Choose some home environment to apply the glazed panels

Image 53 - Garage with glass roof.

Garage with glass roof

Image 54 - Roof terrace with glass.

Glass roof: advantages, 60 photos and ideas to be inspired

Picture 55 - Create the perfect backdrop in the bedroom.

Create the perfect room setting


Its transparency also allows the viewing of the sky, which leaves this corner of the house with an even more natural aspect.

Image 56 - The brise system can be completed with a glass cover.

The brise system can be completed with a glass cover

Image 57 - The loft style home gains much more identity with glass roofs.

The loft style home gains much more identity with the glass roofs

Image 58 - Room with glass roof.

Room with glass roof

Image 59 - The glass cover can gain a differentiated design through its metallic structure.

The glass cover can gain a differentiated design through its metallic structure

Image 60 - Try to extend the roof to a part of the external area.

Try to extend the roof to a part of the external area

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