Tuesday 27th September, 2016
There really is no overestimating the value of a good roof. Even cavemen – who first walked this world thousands of years ago – appreciated the value of having a roof over their head. Starting with the Romans, there began a huge shift in the function of a roof as the design became just as much about style as it did about shelter. To this day, many people still understand just how much a roof can transform a building. However, the importance of finding the perfect conservatory roof has only started to grow over the past few decades.
The benefits of a new conservatory roof
When it comes to choosing a new conservatory roof, there are more options than ever before. It really just depends on what exactly you are looking for. People have already clocked onto many of the benefits of changing their conservatory roof, from cutting down their energy bills to modernising their home. It's one reason that there has been a huge shift away from using polycarbonate materials.
Which roof should you choose?
Ultraframe offer several popular options – often leaving our customers spoilt for choice. Firstly, there is the glazed Classic Roof, a glass conservatory roof which is extremely thermally efficient with excellent solar control and is also self-cleaning.
Another fantastic product, Livinroof combines solid and glazed roofing, which allows natural light to enter without the temperature dropping at a rapid pace. These options are well-liked by those who want to use their conservatory all year round rather than in just the summer months. Then there is Ultraroof380, which uses lightweight tiles to look super sleek outside while feeling extremely comfortable on the inside.
What are the benefits of glass and tiled roofs?
Many people are ditching their polycarbonate roof. For starters, the design now looks extremely dated. Then there is also the fact that polycarbonate roofs are harder to clean and offer a lot fewer thermal benefits. Like polycarbonate roofs, glass roofs promote sunlight all year round. However, they have a much better thermal performance and – with the right specification – can exclude more than 80% of the sun’s energy. Glass roofs also collect a lot less dirt and are much easier to clean especially if you choose to use the self-cleaning glass.
Then there are solid roofs, which offer the best of both worlds. Light can still flood into the conservatory through its windows, and systems like Livinroof allow for you to insert full glass panels and shaped glazing. The Ultraroof380 also consists of solid roof tiles and can also have fully glazed glass panels inserted to allow for as much natural light as possible. This makes the room cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Tiled roofs aren’t anywhere near as high maintenance as a polycarbonate roof and usually won’t need cleaning for many years. Even then a big scrub isn’t totally necessary.
A change to look forward to
There’s plenty to get excited about when it comes to choosing a new roof for your conservatory. The new options – such as those provided by Ultraframe – are very popular for a reason. Investing in one of these new designs could change the whole look and feel of your conservatory, therefore making it a room that can be enjoyed all year round.