A solid conservatory roof is the best way to turn your conservatory into a room you can use all year round. Previously, many homeowners complained of their conservatory being too cold in winter and too hot in summer making it unusable as a result. Solid conservatory roofs provide a solution to this problem, with superior insulation and advanced technology designed to regulate temperature.
This helps keep the space at a consistent and comfortable temperature throughout the year and will significantly reduce your energy bills, making it more cost effective to use as a living room. It also helps reduce noise disturbances so you can enjoy your conservatory without having to worry about the neighbours complaining!
The great thing about solid replacement roofs is that they are incredibly versatile and come in a variety of different styles. You can even add in roof windows (at an additional cost) to let some light flow into your new conservatory roof. However, we recommend that you avoid incorporating glazed elements into your roof as this can lead to issues such as overheating in the conservatory, causing furniture fading, and allowing too much heat in.
If you are looking to really elevate the visual presentation of your conservatory roof, ask your installer about slate tiling options. These look amazing and will truly transform the look of your conservatory and make it stand out as a very stylish extension of your home. Alternatively, there are now some great synthetic slate tiles that do a very good job of imitating the appearance of real slate but at a fraction of the price.
Adding a solid roof to your conservatory will also increase the security of the space as it will be much harder for an intruder to gain access to the structure. This is because they won’t be able to simply lift the polycarbonate sheet and gain entry – a solid roof will create a completely separate internal ceiling which would make it very difficult for an intruder to get into the conservatory at all.
A solid roof will also help to integrate your conservatory into the rest of your house as the internal ceiling will be a flat, plastered surface that can be decorated in a similar style to the rest of your property. This will create a seamless transition from your home to your conservatory and make the space feel like it’s an extension of your living room.
When installing a solid conservatory roof, it is important to check with your local authority about whether you need Building Regulations approval. While this isn’t always the case, especially if your existing conservatory was built prior to 2010, it is always worth checking just in case. An Ultra Installer will be able to help you with this process and will liaise with the relevant authorities on your behalf. They will be able to help you design the perfect conservatory roof that will transform your existing space into a comfortable, relaxing addition to your home.