The best thing you can do to improve the comfort and usability of your conservatory is to fit a new roof. This will transform it from being a glass or polycarbonate ‘greenhouse’ into a real room which can be used throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions.
Solid tiled roofs offer much better thermal efficiency than either glass or polycarbonate, making them suitable for use all the year round. They look fantastic, too, giving your conservatory a more’real room’ feel. They can even help to transform a conservatory into a home office, a dining room or a bedroom, providing a higher standard of living space which will add value to your home.
When choosing a replacement roof for your conservatory, it is important to check that the structure can support the weight of a tiled roof. Even lightweight systems like Guardian, Eurocell and Supalite will still bring an increase in loading on the structure of your conservatory, so it is advisable to have this checked by a professional before undertaking any work.
A tiled conservatory roof will also allow a significant amount of light into your room, which is ideal for rooms that will be used for working or relaxing in. This makes them suitable for use as a home office, dining room or even a family bedroom. You can choose to have a flat or a pitched tiled roof, depending on your preference and the existing architecture of your property.
The addition of a solid roof will also provide improved insulation for your conservatory, helping to reduce your energy bills and make the room more comfortable throughout the year. This will be especially beneficial in the winter, when most of us are reliant on artificial heating to keep our conservatories at a pleasant temperature.
Whether you are looking to add a new roof to your existing conservatory or you are building a brand-new extension, there is a wide range of replacement roof options available from the manufacturers of our products. Many of them are available in a range of colours and finishes, so you should be able to find something to match the style of your home.
Glass roofs are popular because they look stylish and modern, and they provide plenty of natural light. They can be enhanced with the inclusion of Velux-style roof windows, which will really enhance the visual impact of your new roof and create a light and airy space that you will want to use all year round.
Glass roofs are notorious for getting too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, but this is no longer the case thanks to advances in glazing technology. The latest glass can be solar controlled to reflect the heat of the sun and keep your conservatory a comfortable temperature. Combined with insulated perimeters, chambered top caps and spacer bars this can significantly boost energy efficiency and make your conservatory more comfortable all year round. new conservatory roof