Conservatories are a popular home improvement project, providing homeowners with an extra living space that can be enjoyed throughout the year. However, they’re often poorly insulated, making them sweltering in summer and freezing in winter. In order to make a conservatory more usable and comfortable, it’s worth considering a solid roof conversion.
Unlike glass or polycarbonate, solid conservatory roof are thermally insulated to prevent heat loss. This means that they can help to keep your conservatory at a consistent temperature all year round. This makes it a more comfortable space to relax in, and can also reduce your heating bills.
Solid conservatory roofs are available in a range of colours and styles, allowing them to match your existing property’s roof. This helps to create a seamless look, giving your conservatory a more integrated feel and becoming an integral part of your home. They can also be fitted with skylights to allow natural light into the room, giving it a feeling of space and height that’s not possible with traditional conservatory roofs.
The biggest national companies, including Safestyle, Everest and Anglian have solid roofs that are compatible with almost all existing window systems. This allows you to continue to use your existing windows and doors, meaning you can save money by not having to replace them with new ones.
Both the Everest and Livinroof have low U-Values, reducing heat loss and helping to keep your conservatory at a consistent and comfortable temperature all year round. These energy efficient solid roofs will also block out most UV rays, keeping your conservatory cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
If your conservatory has a glazed or polycarbonate roof, installing a solid roof will mean that you’ll need to get Building Regulations approval. This is because the changes will make your conservatory a permanent structure and you’ll need to pass a final certificate before it can be used.
There are also a number of benefits that come with fitting a solid roof, mainly in the form of improved insulation. This will help to keep the room at a more consistent temperature and it’ll also make it more resistant to condensation.
A solid conservatory roof will also improve the acoustics of the room, helping to keep noise out and allow you to enjoy your conservatory at any time of the year. This is a great advantage for anyone who uses their conservatory as a social area, or even as an office.
Lastly, a solid roof will increase the overall security of your property. This is because it will be much harder to gain entry through the roof than it would be with a glazed or polycarbonate conservatory. This will provide peace of mind for both you and your family.