A solid conservatory roof can offer a host of benefits for homeowners, including reducing their energy bills and making their conservatory a space that can be used all year round. However, before you choose this type of replacement roof it is important to know what to look out for.
The most obvious benefit of a solid roof over polycarbonate or glass is the insulation. This is a huge improvement over the amount of heat that can escape through the roof of a conservatory, which makes it significantly cheaper to heat. It also reduces the amount of environmental noise that can get into the conservatory, such as traffic or neighbouring properties.
One of the key problems with a glass or polycarbonate roof is overheating, which can make the space unbearable to be in on a hot day. In contrast, a solid roof will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter, meaning you can enjoy your conservatory all year round.
Another advantage of a solid roof is that you can add roof windows to it, which can be a great way to bring natural light into your home. However, when choosing this option, it is worth bearing in mind the added weight that these windows will add to your conservatory, which may impact its structural integrity and require you to have additional support to carry the extra load.
It is also important to check whether you will need to get planning permission before you have a solid conservatory roof installed. This is because if the roof isn’t properly fitted and supported, it could be at risk of collapse. If you do need to apply for planning permission, it is worth checking that the company you are working with has a reputable and qualified team.
When choosing a solid conservatory roof, it is important to look for a system that is LABSS and JHAI certified. This ensures that it is safe and compliant with building regulations, which will give you peace of mind when it comes to using your conservatory.
A solid roof can also improve the overall security of your conservatory, as it will be much more difficult for an intruder to gain access through the roof than a polycarbonate or glass structure. This is due to the fact that a solid roof will have a ceiling and insulation, which will make it more difficult to break into your conservatory.
A solid conservatory roof can be a fantastic addition to your home, and it will certainly add value to your property should you decide to sell it in the future. To find out more about how a solid roof can transform your conservatory, speak to the experts at Elite Fascias today. We will be able to discuss your requirements and provide you with a free, no obligation quote.