A solid conservatory roof is one of the best ways to insulate your conservatory and can save you money on heating costs. It can also add value to your property.
It can be fitted to new conservatories or revamp an existing one. There are a number of different options available including slate tiling which can really accentuate the visual presentation of your home.
Exceptional thermal efficiency
If you’re worried about your conservatory being too cold in winter and too hot in summer, a solid roof conversion may be the answer. This will better insulate your conservatory, creating a more stable temperature all year round and potentially saving you money on household energy bills too.
Known as ‘warm roofs’, these innovative replacement roofs achieve amazing U-Values that far outperform the standard polycarbonate and glass conservatory roofs currently in place. This is because the lightweight tiles help to control airflow around the conservatory, preventing heat loss.
However, a solid roof will obviously not let as much light in as a traditional glass conservatory. That’s why we offer a hybrid option with a combination of solid and glazed panels – the Livinroof or the Ultraroof – so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. These hybrid replacement conservatory roofs can be matched to your home’s exterior to create a seamlessly integrated and attractive aesthetic.
Authentic lightweight slates/tiles
Lightweight roof tiles are a great option for conservatories as they look fantastic, but also have the benefit of being a lot lighter than a traditional slate or tile finish. This means they don’t put so much strain on the conservatory’s existing structure, reducing the risk of condensation problems in colder weather.
There are a number of different options available to choose from for your new tiled conservatory roof. Metrotile offers a steel poweder coated shingle finish with an up to 60 year weatherproof warranty, while Britmet offer a composite skin designed to mimic a traditional slate and come in a wide range of colours.
Both systems use a high-performance PIR insulation layer to create a warm conservatory. They are then clad with either the Metrotile or Britmet lightweight sheets which are pre-manufactured to ensure the perfect fit and to minimise installation times. This helps to keep costs down and reduce any mess or disruption to your home.
Adds value to your home
If you’re looking to sell your home in the future then you should consider a conservatory roof replacement. A well insulated space with a solid tiled roof will make your conservatory usable all year round and will also help to reduce heating bills. This is a big benefit for any prospective buyer and will add value to your property.
A conservatory with a solid roof will feel much warmer than the traditional glass or polycarbonate alternative. It will also be less noisy as a result of the solid panels – no more deafening rain or wind noise and fewer rattling shingles.
A solid conservatory roof will look more like an extension of your house and will be easier to match your existing tiles on the rest of your home. However, you’ll need to ensure that your old conservatory structure is capable of supporting the weight of a solid roof before changing to one. It is worth checking that your chosen installer can provide LABC Registered Detail certification to prove this.
Easy to install
Putting a solid roof on your conservatory will transform it from a temporary structure into a fully functional part of your home. This is because it will provide you with a more comfortable and usable space that is not too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter.
The insulating qualities of solid conservatory roofs also improve acoustics by reducing external noise, helping you to relax more easily. This is something that many homeowners appreciate, especially those who have a property near to a busy road.
The modern appearance of a tiled conservatory roof will seamlessly complement the aesthetics of your home and it is very easy to customize the interior by incorporating lighting features. Wires for any audio/visual equipment can be hidden within the plastered ceiling, ensuring a neat and tidy look. As a result, a solid conservatory roof is a popular choice for those looking to renovate an existing space into a usable and comfortable living area.