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Our Warm Roofs are extremely popular and are fit to both new and existing conservatories. They create a usable space the full year round – if you close your conservatory off and are not making the most of it then this product could be for you!
An upgrade to a warm roof could be for you. Compare glass, polycarbonate and our warm roof below
The Short answer is no, some of the big differences are listed below. It is always best to speak to one of our experienced advisers to ensure you have everything you need to make an informed decision.
There is a huge difference in U-Value between polycarbonate, glass and solid roofs. This means that they let substantially different amounts of heat escape in winter, and into the room in summer. We often get feedback from customers that it has transformed how they use their conservatory, usually making it their main entertaining and relaxing room.
We always get our experienced plasterers to apply the finishing touches inside. They install a protective covering to the windows to ensure they don’t get any plaster on them, then skilfully apply tape and angle beads before plastering the ceiling. Depending on the shape of your conservatory they can also curve the ceiling.
Our Solid Roof system is constructed fully with timber which is then insulated, ventilated, plastered internally and waterproofed with a breathable membrane and tiles externally. We have assessed many other roof constructions including many aluminium supported roofs, however we would not install one of these due to condensation issues we have seen first hand.
Many installers only get building regulations approval for their roof in principle, this means that no one actually checks the standard your roof is installed to. We ensure every single solid roof installations in individually inspected by an independent regulated body so you have piece of mind that it is installed to the correct standard. You will also get a building regulations certificate when the job is complete.
These type of roofs are a light weight alternative to their real tile and slate counter parts, however they do have some weight to them and they need some supports to ensure that it is structurally sound. We ensure corner posts, jacking sets and structural brackets are installed on every job as needed to ensure we never have any issues.
If your frames currently work then chances are you can use your existing frames, although you definitely will need additional support to take the additional weight of the roof. We install structural posts as needed on every job so you can rest easy knowing it is completed to the correct standard.
All of our roofs are made bespoke to your property and project so it is impossible to price with out attending site to fully assess it. They are more costly than glass and polycarbonate roofs, but it will give you a much more temperature regulated room. If you are comparing prices between different options it is worth coming to our Keswick showroom to see samples of the roof so you can see exactly what you are getting for your money.