Upgrading your conservatory roof is a simple way to make it more usable year-round. It is also a great investment in your home that can boost its value.
The best thing about replacing your conservatory roof is that it doesn’t require you to rebuild the entire structure. You can choose from a range of styles and materials.
A solid roof will add a whole new dimension to your conservatory. It will add insulation, reducing energy bills and creating a cosy space to relax in.
It will also increase the value of your property. However, there are some things to consider before you decide on a solid replacement conservatory roof.
They are heavier than a polycarbonate or glass roof, so will require an additional structure to be built. This can be expensive.
You will not get as much natural light as you do with a glass or polycarbonate roof. You can mitigate this by adding roof windows or opting for a part solid, part glazed roof.
Our Ultra and Livinroof solid roofs offer excellent thermal performance with low U-Values. They can be fitted to any style of conservatory including Edwardian, Victorian, Gable End and Lean To.
Glass roofs allow natural light to stream into the conservatory and enhance the brightness of colours and furniture. They are also great for helping to reduce energy bills as they trap heat better than polycarbonate or a solid replacement roof.
They are extremely popular due to being easy to fit by homeowners and tradesmen. However, the weight of glass means that you may need to upgrade your existing frames and structures as they will be put under extra pressure.
Glass roofs are also prone to heat loss and will need to be turned up to keep the room warm. This can be an issue for those with young children as stray objects like toys or footballs can easily smash glass panels. In terms of appearance, a glass conservatory roof is sleek and modern. It can even add value to your home if you choose to sell in the future.
In addition to making your conservatory more versatile and comfortable, a new solid roof will add value to your home. According to On The Market, homeowners often see an increase in their property’s value if they choose to upgrade their conservatory with a new roof.
Polycarbonate sheets are the most popular conservatory roof replacement option due to their cost and ease of installation. These sheets are also UV protected, preventing them from discolouring over time.
Tiled conservatory roofs are a beautiful way to add extra space and improve your conservatory’s appearance. These roofs can be customised to match your colour scheme and are available in a wide range of shades.
They’re also more insulative than traditional glass or polycarbonate roofs, keeping your conservatory cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. This will cut your energy bills significantly and help you to save money. Livinroof and Ultraroof are two examples of a modern tiled conservatory roof that offer outstanding levels of insulation.
Using hybrid roof insulation is a great way to keep energy costs low while protecting your home from the sun’s heat. The EPS/polyiso hybrid insulation solution from Insulfoam not only reduces installation time and costs, but it also improves efficiency and performance.
This roof construction method is most common on new-build projects where there are restrictions on the height of warm roof insulation that can be installed due to window and door thresholds or other height constraints. A compromise is then made by adding extra thermal insulation below the structural roof deck.
However, adding an additional layer of insulation below the roof deck changes the relative temperature of the different construction layers and could increase the risk of condensation within the roof structure (particularly if that insulation is not installed to the required standard). Therefore, it is important to have a full condensation risk analysis carried out by an accredited contractor. This should be done as part of the design process for any flat roof constructed using a hybrid construction method.