If you’re planning to replace your conservatory roof, you have plenty of options. Advances in glass technology mean you can enjoy a new roof that is thermally efficient and reduces glare and solar gain.
uPVC is a popular option as it’s easy to install and repair. However, it lets in a lot of heat in the summer and is prone to damage.
A conservatory with a new tiled roof is an attractive addition to any property. It also provides an extra living space that can be used at any time of the day and year. Its insulated nature makes it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and it also acts as a barrier against outside noise.
Unlike polycarbonate roofs, which can be overly noisy when it rains, the solid construction and tiles of a conservatory with a new solid tiled roof offer a superior acoustic performance. This will make your conservatory a quiet, relaxing space to spend time in and will also reduce your utility bills and improve the EPC of your home.
Adding a solid roof to an existing conservatory usually does not require planning permission. However, before proceeding with the addition of a solid roof it is worth consulting your local planning office. They will conduct a survey and decide whether the current conservatory is suitable to support the new roof.
Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic roofing material that was originally used in conservatories and it’s still one of the most cost-effective roof options. It’s also shatterproof and provides excellent insulating capabilities. It’s available in a variety of colours, with opal being the preferred choice for most installation companies.
It reduces 85% of summer heat/glare and cuts winter heat loss by up to 80%. It’s also available with a solar panel for all year round energy savings.
However, polycarbonate sheets can scratch easily and often have a tendency to discolour. They’re also susceptible to moss growth which can cause leaks and obstruct drainage points. If you opt for a polycarbonate conservatory roof, we highly recommend choosing sheets with a UV protective coating to protect your conservatory from fading over time. This is the simplest and most effective way to keep your conservatory looking good for longer.
There are plenty of options when it comes to flat conservatory roofs. Glass is a popular choice, allowing natural light to flood into your room. This option is also better at insulating your space and keeping it warm in the winter.
A UPVC flat roof is another alternative. This is a strong, long lasting and fully waterproof material that doesn’t tear or crack in extreme weather. UPVC flat roofs are great for those who want to keep their conservatory looking traditional whilst having a modern flat roof.
If you’re looking for a contemporary flat roof, your Premium Retailer can offer an exclusive range of roof lanterns and flat skylights that will help you to create a completely unique space. These additions will allow you to add even more light into your conservatory, while also reducing energy costs and glare. These modern roofs can also be incorporated with other elements such as fascia and soffit options, to make a one of a kind design.
Slate roofs can be an ideal solution for homeowners who are looking to add splendour and beauty to their conservatory. They provide a traditional look that suits both modern and period properties and can be fitted with insulation to create an effective breathable roof, keeping the living space at a comfortable temperature.
Our slate conservatory roofs are made using Tapco slate which has been created to highlight the handsome character of your home. It features authentic surfaces and riven edges, moulded from authentic slates, while it has also been manufactured to deliver superior durability, performance, and longevity.
Our slate tiles are available in a range of colours to match or contrast with the existing style of your property. They are lightweight and can be installed quickly, which means you won’t have to wait long to enjoy your new conservatory space. Our slate roofs are tested to withstand wind-driven rain, water absorption, fire ratings and more.