Nothing stays the same in business and technology. Development is constant, and as consumers, we should applaud that.
A decade ago, conservatory roofs were predominantly made of clear twin wall polycarbonate for as much as 90% of all conservatories. These roofs are cheap, hardwearing, and durable. They enabled the price to be kept low and were fit for purpose.
As time has developed, there has been a variety of new styles, as well as enhancements to old forms that have come onto the market. So if your conservatory roof is still twin-wall polycarbonate, then you’ll want to read on.
Roof Options Far Better Than Twin Wall Polycarbonate.
Tripped Wall Polycarbonate
Roofs are about insulation, and although the conservatory is a building that gets hot in the summer, like any building, you want to assure that heat loss is kept to a minimum. The U Value of the roof and its ability to block out harmful UV rays are key criteria for choosing conservatory roofs.
Keeping the cost right down with triple wall polycarbonate still provides you with options for bronze, clear, and opaque roofs, all with better thermal properties than those of yesteryear.
For those conservatories with older twin wall polycarbonate roofs, consider upgrading your roof to a triple wall style.
Glass roofs take conservatory roofing to the next level. A range of high-quality glass, from companies like Celsius, provides a variety of conservatory glazing solutions with unusual properties. You can have high-quality heat shield glass that has a tinted effect, becoming slightly darker and more effective depending on the intensity of the sunlight.
You can also have your glass roof self-cleaning, reducing the need to hire someone periodically to clean the roof and thus reducing the overall wear and tear on the roof.
When it comes to glass roofs, there are huge advantages that you can opt for, all designed with properties to help improve your comfort and health, like toughened safety glass, heat shield glass with low your values, and self-cleaning glass.
Solid roofs used to be reserved for extensions. But now you can convert your conservatory into more of an extension with a solid roof. The solid roof can have roof windows inserted, but the overall roof is made from high-quality materials and is solid, not transparent.
Choosing this style of roof is often reserved for those homes that require a slightly different use from their conservatory, like a full-time living room or even a bedroom. But whatever the intended use, the solid roof is a high-quality product and is being fitted to more and more new conservatories, of all shapes and sizes.
Each of the roof styles listed above is superior to the old fashioned twin wall clear polycarbonate roof. As such, they will cost more, with the glass roof being more expensive and the solid roof the most costly. Despite the cost, they offer an array of advantages and benefits compared to the roofs of a decade ago.