Upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof is one of the best investments you can make. Not only will it change the look and feel of your conservatory, but it will also allow you to use it all year round and keep the space warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
Traditionally, conservatories were built from glass panes or thin sheets of polycarbonate which made them poorly insulated. This often resulted in the conservatory becoming too hot in summer and freezing cold in winter.
The good news is that, due to advances in roofing technologies and materials, there are now more options than ever when it comes to a conservatory roof replacement. You can still choose a glass roof, but you can also opt for a solid roof instead or even combine both.
When it comes to choosing a new conservatory roof, the decision depends on your personal preferences and what you want to use the space for. If you have a conservatory that is purely decorative in nature, then a glass roof will be more suitable. This is because the roof will be able to reflect the sun’s heat, keeping the room cooler in the summer and more comfortable all-round. Glass roofs can also be coated to provide self-cleaning benefits, making them more easy to maintain and looking great for longer.
For those wanting a more modern option, there are now glass roofs that are highly insulative and come with built-in solar heating and light sensors to help lower your energy bills and make the conservatory more cosy in the winter. They can be coated with self-cleaning technology to prevent stains and streaks, as well as having low-emissivity coatings that reduce the amount of energy needed to warm the conservatory.
If you’re thinking of replacing your existing conservatory roof, it is important to consider whether the base structure can support a solid roof. It may be necessary to rebuild the whole structure if it isn’t up to scratch, and this can be quite costly. It’s worth bearing this in mind before spending thousands of pounds on a new roof that you might not be able to properly use all year round.
A solid conservatory roof will offer excellent insulation – it is up to 15 times more thermally efficient than older polycarbonate or clear glass roofs. This means that you can save on energy costs, as well as being able to use the space all year round.
There are a number of different materials that can be used to create a solid conservatory roof, including traditional tiles and lightweight aluminium panels. However, it’s important to find a supplier that can offer a long guarantee and a high level of customer service.
At Eco Roofing SE, we were founded to address this gap in the market. We can design and build a solid roof to fit any size or style of conservatory, as well as providing a range of replacement doors and windows. Our products are backed by a ten year insurance-backed warranty and we have a team of experts that can assist you with any questions you might have. For more information, please get in touch.