Replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof allows you to enjoy a new and more usable space, all year round. This upgrade also helps your home to become more energy efficient, reducing its reliance on heating and saving you money.
Many homeowners have been deterred from replacing their conservatory roof with a solid roof as they believe it will compromise natural light, but this is not necessarily the case. There are a range of options available, including roof windows, that allow natural light to flood in whilst maintaining thermal efficiency.
You can even add spotlights for that extra cosy feel, perfect for when you want to relax with a book and some music. The best solid conservatory roofs, such as Ultraroof and Livinroof, are also very lightweight and offer a high vaulted ceiling, allowing you to create an authentic room-like atmosphere in your new conservatory.
What’s more, a solid conservatory roof allows you to choose from a selection of different tiles or slates that match up with your existing structure and the rest of your home. This allows you to fully personalise the aesthetics of your new space and achieve a seamless transition between your conservatory and the rest of your home.
The best solid roofs have low U-values, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable temperature all year round without increasing your heating bills too much. In fact, homeowners who have replaced their conservatory roofs with a solid roof have been able to save as much as they paid for the entire upgrade!
Solid conservatory roofs are extremely durable and long-lasting. They are made from a combination of insulated panels and a timber frame, ensuring they are not only highly insulating but also watertight. In the event of any problems, there are a number of solutions for fixing the issue such as repairing or replacing damaged insulated panels or re-sealing leaky joints.
A solid roof will not only make your conservatory warmer, but it will also improve its acoustic performance. The insulated panels reduce noise transfer by absorbing sound and eliminating unwanted sounds, leaving you with an enjoyable, quiet place to relax in your garden.
If you’re looking for a solid roof installation, it’s vital to ensure your installer is FENSA or CERTASS accredited and has the experience of installing these types of roofs. They will be able to provide you with an LABC registered design certificate, ensuring that your new roof will meet building regulations for peace of mind.
A solid roof will require your conservatory to be re-built in order to accommodate the additional weight, so this may be something you need to factor in to the overall cost of the project. However, many installers are able to help with this by offering structural improvements such as steel supports or new window and door frames that are better at regulating temperature and reducing noise transfer.