Conservatories have long been a hugely popular way of extending the footprint of homes, especially in countries where planning permission isn’t required for these small extensions. With large glass windows and plenty of space for furniture, they give us an extra room to enjoy the outdoors, without having to directly deal with the weather.
However, we all know the downsides to conservatories. With plastic roofs, conservatories are often blisteringly hot during summer and unusably cold during winter, with poor thermal retention properties.
It’s a fact which leads many homeowners to abandon their dreams of extending their homes – but there is another way; solid conservatory roofs.
But why should you opt for a tiled conservatory roof? Here are a few huge reasons:
Warmer in winter, cooler in summer – Traditional plastic conservatory roof offer exceptionally poor thermal efficiency, heating up easily in the summer sun and offering no insulation to the cold winter weather. It means that temperatures inside the conservatory can often sit uncomfortably at the extreme ends of temperature.
With a solid roof system, you benefit not only from shade from the sun but built-in insulation too. It means that you’re protected from the majority of the sun’s heat in summer and insulated from the cold in winter, for a more temperate year-round conservatory.
Improved aesthetics – Conservatories often stick out like a sore thumb around the backs of our homes. Often made from uPVC plastic, they sometimes lack aesthetic cohesion with the rest of our properties.
By installing a tiled roof system, you echo the design of your original property, with hundreds of tile designs available to match your home.
Superior acoustics – Solid roof systems have the added benefit of dramatically improving the acoustic profile of your conservatory.
Although double glazing is effective at repelling noise from outside, traditional conservatory roof designs aren’t. It’s a tremendous waste of double glazing if you ask us, but with a professionally designed and installed solid conservatory roof, you can unleash the acoustic profile of your double glazing.
Solid roof designs are far more effective at keeping noise out and paired with the high-quality double glazing already in place, it means that your conservatory is a quiet, enjoyable place to be.
Of course, these are just a handful of the benefits that a solid conservatory roof can bring to your home. So, why wait? Switch to a solid conservatory roof and start getting the most of your conservatory.