If you’re looking to transform your conservatory into a space that you can use all year round, then upgrading the roof is an excellent place to start. Solid roofs create a more comfortable space that’s thermally efficient and will help your existing furniture last longer. There are many different options available, but we recommend a solid tiled roof as it’s the best solution for a new, stylish and practical room that will add value to your home.
Polycarbonate – Cheapest – but offers limited style options, low energy performance and lack of comfort in the hottest or coldest weather
Glass – A step up from polycarbonate – better looks, higher energy performance and comfort, but can be prone to water leaks.
Livinroof and Ultraroof – Both hybrid solid/glass roof systems that provide the benefits of both types – high thermal efficiency with the added benefit of natural light.
Tiled Roofs – The most popular option and for good reason. They’re beautiful, durable and offer superior levels of insulation, while offering a wide choice of colours to match your property. They are also a more cost-effective solution than a full replacement of the conservatory.
However, it’s important to note that tiles do add a lot of weight to the existing structure of your conservatory. This means that if your existing conservatory wasn’t designed with this in mind, then it may require some strengthening work to ensure that it can safely support the extra weight. There are numerous stories of conservatories that have fallen inwards, damaging furniture and even injuring people inside. So, it’s imperative that you find a specialist supplier who can carry out a thorough survey and build a supporting structure to safeguard your investment.
Changing your conservatory’s roof can change how you use the room, turning it into a games room, second lounge or office. It can make a significant difference to your day-to-day living, as well as boosting the value of your home and adding more usable floor space. However, not all roofs are created equal and it’s important to take the time to find a company that will give you the very best service for your money. The worst-case scenario is that you’ll have to pay for expensive repairs and alterations that could have been avoided if the right roof had been installed in the first place. This is why we always recommend finding a supplier that is approved by your Local Authority Building Control (LABC) surveyor before carrying out any work on your extension. This will ensure that the new roof and supporting structures are fully compliant with building regulations. For more information, check out our handy guide on How to Choose the Right Conservatory Roof. Replacement conservatory roof