What to choose for your conservatory roof

If you’ve chosen to invest in a conservatory then you’ll want to use it no matter the time of year. Of course, it’ll be a wasted investment if you’re only using it in the summer because there are a good six months of time when it’ll be used.

In terms of getting the most from your conservatory, a lot comes down to the conservatory roof you choose. Glass is a typical rooftop for the conservatory as homeowners see the possibilities of allowing plenty of natural daylight inside.

But what this also does is make the conservatory very hot in summer and cold in winter.

If you’re looking for something a little different, there are options available that’ll look great too.

Tiled Roof

With a tiled conservatory rooftop for your conservatory you’ll convert the space into a sunroom or garden room. Tiled roofs act as a natural extension to your home and will blend in seamlessly with the rest of the property – perfect for those with older homes.

Tiled roofs will also provide you with added privacy, which is great if you live in a built-up area. They also help you keep too much heat out of the conservatory so you don’t have a sauna in summer and heat will stay inside during the winter too.

Lead Roof

Some conservatories will benefit from a flat roof and in these circumstances, lead is often preferred. With a lead roof you create a classic and elegant appeal that’s suitable for any property. They look great from the upstairs of your home too and provide a superb aesthetic appeal.

Lead conservatory roofs are known for their sturdy and weatherproof properties, whilst also not needing much maintenance to keep them clean. The only downside is they can be quite costly and you may prefer the cheaper alternatives.

Solar Glass Roof

Solar power is something that’s really come into fruition in the last decade or so and there are thousands of homeowners nationwide investing in solar panels. They help produce environmentally friendly energy whilst slashing bills and even providing a guaranteed Government payment.

Solar glass is a great option for those with conservatories and helps to regulate the heat. They’ll keep your conservatory cooler in summer and warmer in winter. Basically there’s a glass coating that reduces heat radiation and will aid in reducing bills. You’ll also be creating an eco-friendly house.

Polycarbonate Roof

Polycarbonate conservatory roofs are also deemed as eco-friendly and this material can reduce the sun’s glare by a whopping 86%. What this does is ensures your conservatory isn’t a suntrap with extreme temperatures. In the winter the conservatory will also be an insulator and stop heat escaping, thus reducing your bills.

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