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Conservatory conversions: Is it worth putting a proper roof on a conservatory?


Do you have a conservatory installed at your home? Have you found that it’s far too hot in summer and way too cold in winter? Does your conservatory have an old polycarbonate roof or a glass roof which is more than ten years old? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from a replacement conservatory roof.

Conservatory roof replacement options

If you’re thinking about upgrading your conservatory, you’re probably wondering: ‘Is it worth putting a proper roof on a conservatory?’ The answer is most definitely yes. You could of course, replace your old conservatory roof with a modern fully glazed alternative. Modern glass roofs provide far higher performance than their older counterparts and can help to regulate temperature and control the sun’s rays. If, however, you like the idea of a more permanent feel, then a tiled or solid conservatory roof is an excellent option.

When it comes to replacing your conservatory roof with a more traditional ‘proper’ roof, there are several options. You could opt for:

  • Tiled roof – available with either slates or concrete tiles to match your home’s aesthetic
  • Solid roof – composite GRP panels are used to boost thermal performance
  • Lightweight warm roof – Easy to install and fully customisable

Each of these conservatory roof options provide a higher level of insulation than a glass roof and help to create a cosier feel to the interior of your conservatory.

Benefits of putting a proper roof on a conservatory

When you decide to enhance your conservatory with a new roof, you unlock a wealth of benefits. Once the installation is completed, you’ll be amazed at the transformation of your extended living area. With a tiled or solid conservatory roof you can expect:

  • Enhanced energy efficiency
  • Increased property value
  • Improved acoustic insulation
  • Quick and efficient installation
  • Durable and weather-resistant exterior
  • Better heat retention capacity
  • Attractive exterior appearance
  • Choice of slate and tile colours

What’s more, a solid roof on your conservatory will make it feel more like an integral part of your home than an additional space, but you’ll still enjoy great natural light intake through the glass walls.

Complete customisation 

Now you know that a solid or tiled conservatory roof will greatly improve the performance of your conservatory. Perhaps you’re still wondering, however, what will it look like? The good news is, with a proper conservatory roof you have lots of opportunity for bespoke customisation.

Whether you choose concrete tiles, slates, or a lightweight composite material for your conservatory roof, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of attractive colours. Most conservatory roof materials are available in a range of greys, blacks, browns, and reds and can be matched to your existing property’s roof. Fascias, soffits, and guttering can also be supplied to match to create a uniform appearance to your home exterior.

Would you like a quote on a new conservatory roof?

Conservatory roof replacements vary in price. The size of your conservatory will make a difference as will the choice of material. A tiled conservatory roof could cost anywhere between £7,000 and £20,000 depending on your specifications.

At Compare Companies, we take the hassle out of your home improvements. Simply fill in the details using our simple form and we’ll arrange for three quotations from local fully vetted installers to be sent directly to you. Our service is completely free with no obligation whatsoever to proceed.

Have a browse of our conservatory product pages to find out more detailed information about your home improvement options. If you’d like to speak to one of our friendly team of advisors call 0800 084 5076 today.


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