Roofing material for your conservatory can have a significant impact on how comfortable the space is. There are a number of options available, including polycarbonate and glass. Depending on your specific needs, one of these may be the best option for you.
Polycarbonate Roof panels are a cost-effective, lightweight, and durable alternative to glass. They are also very easy to install. They are a great choice for rooms that don’t require large amounts of lighting, such as conservatories and orangeries.
A lightweight and inexpensive option, polycarbonate is a thermoplastic material that was initially developed for commercial buildings but has now become a popular choice in residential settings. It is also extremely durable and able to withstand a wide range of temperatures.
Another benefit of clear polycarbonate is that it offers exceptional insulation values. In addition, it is highly resistant to UV rays, which is an important factor for conservatories and other similar rooms that are often exposed to direct sunlight.
Adding a multiwall polycarbonate sheet to your existing conservatory roof panels can transform it into a solar reflective panel, reducing the internal temperature of your room in summer and making it more comfortable in winter. There are many colors and tints to choose from, and the panel can be shaped to fit your specific needs.
Solid Tiled Conservatory Roofs
If you want a conservatory that is comfortable all year round, then you might consider installing a solid tiled roof. It is becoming increasingly common to update an older conservatory by replacing it with a solid tiled roof. This can not only improve the aesthetics of the space, but it can also add value to your home if you decide to sell it.
The solid roof will also eliminate the problem of a leaking or old conservatory and make your space comfortable all year round. It is also very easy to install and is a very affordable option.
Solid roof systems are insulated at the eaves and above the rafters, preventing interstitial condensation. This can help to reduce the risk of mould and mildew, and also can help to prevent rot and woodworm infestation.
Acoustic Insulation for Conservatories
If you live in a noisy area, it’s a good idea to consider adding acoustic insulation to your conservatory. It will reduce the amount of sound that can enter or leave the space, and it will also help to stop noise fading furniture and fixtures.
An acoustic laminated glass roof is a fantastic way to improve the acoustics of your conservatory. It can be installed to fit directly over your existing glazing bars or it can be fitted as part of a new conservatory roof installation.
The acoustic laminated glass has special coatings that can help to reduce the amount of standard ultra-violet (UV) light transmission from your conservatory, which can cause sun bleaching of furniture and fittings.
Self-cleaning glass has a surface that can be cleaned easily and without much effort, which can save you time and money in the long run.