Just as conservatories come in a variety of styles and choices, so too do the roofs that sit atop them. From choosing the interior finish to the material your roof bars come in, there is quite the selection of roofing options available.
Faced with such variety it can be difficult to get to the bottom of which will best suit your requirements. Here at Tyneside Home Improvements, we have come up with a handy guide on what to consider when it comes to roofing options, helping you decide which is best for your needs.
Which material do I choose?
A tiled roofing system is now the roof of choice for many conservatory owners, as opposed to insulated aluminium or composite materials. This is mostly thanks to the superior benefits, including helping to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
The tiles used on SupaLite conservatory roofs, for instance, are made of a steel base with a natural stone finish and an acrylic overgraze, giving a variety of colours and finishes, ensuring they seamlessly blend in with the look and style of your home.
Will it fit with my existing structure?
This depends on the weight of the replacement roof, and whilst a like-for-like replacement will deliver the same results and limited benefits you currently enjoy upgrading to a roofing system, such as SupaLite, not only helps to regulate temperature but it also doesn’t greatly differ from the weight of a traditional roof, meaning you get all of the additional features, fitted onto the same structure as your old roof.
What is the UV value?
If you struggle at the moment with a conservatory that is too hot in the summer but too cold in the winter it is time to start looking for a different option. The key number to consider when shopping around for your roof replacement is the U-value. This is the number associated with heat loss in any type of building element, including conservatory roofs. Essentially the lower the UV value, the less the heat loss.
While some options can carry a UV value as high as 2.4, thanks to its insulation board integration and multi-layered construction, SupaLite roofs offer values as low as just 0.18, meaning no more having to restrict your conservatory usage to a few days a year when the temperature is just right.
Selecting the right UV value in your replacement roof means you can make use of your space all year-round.
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There you have it, the key questions you should always ask before replacing your conservatory roof – once you have made your choice we would also recommend choosing an award-winning supplier, one who offer at least a 10-year guarantee on all work, a 50-year guarantee on the tiles, and can fit your new roof in any weather.
If this sounds like a team you’d like on your side, get in touch for your no obligation quote today.