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Are glass conservatory roofs any good?

10th December 2019

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Are glass conservatory roofs any good?

Yes, glass conservatory roofs are very good if you are looking to enhance your living space with plenty of natural light and enjoy views of the sky above. There are many choices of high-performance glazing that can be used in glass conservatory roofs to ensure thermal efficiency, as well as providing other benefits such as self-cleaning.

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So why do some people still wonder if glass conservatory roofs are any good?

This is largely due to people having a preconception about OLD glass conservatory roofs. Glass conservatory roof technology has moved on hugely in recent years and so whereas some old, outdated glass conservatory roofs did give people good reason to wonder about if glass conservatory roofs are any good, modern glass conservatory roofs create warm, comfortable living spaces - so you have no need to worry about if they're any good - they definitely are!

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Here are the top 5 reasons that will stop you wondering if glass conservatory roofs are any good:

  1. Glass conservatory roofs give a beautiful view of the sky above. There is nothing like a glass conservatory roof to give you a large view of the sky above. Enjoy seeing the clouds, the beautiful blue sky, birds flying by, and even the snow and rain. A glass conservatory roof is a window to the world above and is a great reason to put your mind at rest if you’re wondering if glass conservatory roofs are any good.
  2. You’ll soon stop wondering if glass conservatory roofs are any good when you see the huge amount of natural light that they bring into your conservatory and your adjoining rooms. We all want natural light in our homes as it makes rooms feel larger, more airy, and generally more enjoyable to spend time in. This one is a great reason to convince you about if glass conservatory roofs are any good.
  3. Glass conservatory roofs can be glazed with modern high-performance glass. This means that modern glass conservatory roofs are now much warmer than they used to be. Another key reason why you don't need to worry if glass conservatory roofs are any good.
  4. Glass conservatory roofs can be enhanced with an insulated pelmet on the interior. This not only makes the glass-roofed conservatory look more like an extension from the inside, but it also boosts the thermal performance, making the conservatory even warmer. The insulated pelmet sits around the perimeter of the room, giving the illusion of a flat roof with a lantern roof on top – so your conservatory will feel more like an orangery or a flat roof extension from the inside. The pelmet is finished in plaster just like the walls in your home and provides the perfect place to install spotlights and speakers. The Ultraframe insulated pelmet is available in any depth between 300mm and 1200mm. It’s a very simple way to give your conservatory the wow factor and possibly one of the best reasons to quash any thoughts about if glass conservatory roofs are any good.
  5. The final reason in our top 5 list of things to stop you wondering if glass conservatory roofs are any good is that in addition to the insulated pelmet, they can also be combined with super-insulated columns. Super-insulated columns are unique to Ultraframe and further boost the thermal performance and the look and feel of an orangery or extension.

Glass Roof Conservatories

Are glass conservatory roofs any good - a summary

So, there you have it. They are the top 5 reasons to stop you wondering if glass conservatory roofs are any good.

The main thing to remember is that if you have heard anything negative about whether glass conservatory roofs are any good, it is likely to be based on OLD glass conservatory roofs. Modern glass conservatory roofs are excellent from a thermal performance point of view and can be customised with various specifications of glass and personalised with the Ultraframe products explained above to create a room that feels more like an extension or orangery. Hopefully, this is enough to reassure you about a glass conservatory roof being any good.

If you want to find out more about the glass used in Ultraframe glass conservatory roofs, visit our Conservaglass webpage. 

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