Upgrade Your Conservatory Roof

When you’re looking to upgrade your conservatory roof you have a lot of options available. Glass, solid and polycarbonate roofs are all popular choices but each offers their own advantages and disadvantages.

Soffits are a great way to hide pipes and wires from view, creating a more finished look. They are also a must for keeping the attic well ventilated.
Tiled Roofs

The majority of homeowners that opt for our replacement conservatory roofs will choose a glazed or tiled option. Both of these are perfect for transforming existing glazed extensions into functional living space that can be used all year round.

If your existing glazed conservatory has an old polycarbonate or glass roof, it can suffer from extreme seasonal temperature changes. A new conservatory with a roof made from tiles can help to regulate temperatures and reduce the amount of heat lost.

This will give you a comfortable space to enjoy all year round, without inflated energy bills and excessive glare from the sun. Tiled conservatory roofs also offer superior insulation levels, meaning you can create a homely space that is warm in winter and cool in summer. Equinox tiled roofs are available for all styles of conservatory and can even be installed in new builds. They’re fitted with insulated plasterboard, which helps to make your conservatory feel like a permanent part of your home.
Concrete Roofs

In the past, some installers have used concrete tiles but this can put too much weight on a conservatory and lead to collapse. More recent products such as Leka Systems have been designed to overcome this issue with a lightweight roof covering that can still provide insulation.

Alternatively, you could opt for the contemporary look offered by Slateskin roof tiling from Eurocell. These large insulated panels mimic the appearance of slate in a range of finishes and are installed up to 50% quicker than traditional slate shingles.

Choosing the right tiled conservatory roof is important but you should also consider the finials and crestings that can be added. These decorative features sit on the apex of a conservatory roof and add character and style. You should always have these professionally fitted.
Steel Roofs

Conservatories provide a lovely space for entertaining and relaxing while adding value to your property. However, if your conservatory is leaking or overheating you might need to look into a roof replacement.

Traditionally, many people opt for a uPVC and glass conservatory roof. This allows you to enjoy a light, bright space that opens up to your garden. However, this type of roofing is prone to overheating and can make the room unusable in the summer.

Polycarbonate is a cheap and lightweight solution for a conservatory roof. However, it isn’t as energy efficient as other options and can cause leaking, overheating and poor sound insulation. This can devalue your home and cause problems with the aesthetic of the room.
Slate Roofs

The design of your conservatory roof is an opportunity to add a touch of splendour and elegance. However, it is important that a solid roof is functional above all else.

A slating roof is a great option for those looking to upgrade a glass or polycarbonate conservatory. It will ensure that the new room is insulated allowing it to remain comfortable throughout the year, even in winter.

We recommend Tapco slates for a tiled conservatory roof as they are a true replica of traditional natural slate and will be indistinguishable from the real thing. They are a lightweight product and therefore much easier to install than natural slate, meaning that the whole roof conversion can be completed in a shorter period of time.

They are also highly durable and able to withstand all weather elements including wind, rain and driven snow. They have been tested to BS, ETA and CE standards to give you peace of mind that your new roof will last for years to come.