A solid conservatory roof is a great way to turn your glass, polycarbonate or even timber conservatory into an all year round living space. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before you make the decision to install one.
If you want to have extra roof features such as skylights or roof windows you’ll need to have this included in your quote – these will add to the overall cost of the project. You may also need to get a survey done by your building control department as adding a new solid roof means that the conservatory will be changing from a temporary structure to a permanent one. Ensure that the installer you choose has worked closely with your local building control department to come up with designs that are approved – look for LABC Registered Detail certification.
Adding a solid roof will add a lot of weight to your existing conservatory and you’ll need to ensure that the frame can support this. Green Space Uk’s panels are light but very strong, and in most cases your existing conservatory framework will be able to accommodate this new roof without any structural work being carried out.
Solid roofs can significantly reduce your energy bills as they’re much better insulated than traditional roofing options. They also have lower U-values, meaning that more heat stays in your conservatory and less escapes out through the sides – helping to maintain a more stable temperature throughout the year. It will also help to prevent damp and condensation, which can damage furnishings and electricals. solid conservatory roof