When it comes to deciding which conservatory roof is right for you, there are many factors to take into consideration. Whether your conservatory is in need of a replacement or you are planning to build an extension, there are different roofing options available that offer different benefits.
Polycarbonate roofs are cheap, easy to fit and come in a range of transparency options. However, they are not as durable and can become damaged by UV rays, rain and other environmental debris. Additionally, they are not as energy efficient as other roof types and can become too hot during the summer.
Glass roofs are more expensive than polycarbonate but they offer superior insulation and thermal efficiency. They are also able to let in more natural light and can be fitted with argon gas filled double glazed units for further thermal efficiency. Glass roofs are a popular choice for modern conservatory ideas and can add to the aesthetic of your home.
Using original aluminium bars and beams with over-cladding can cause condensation along the bar and this can damage the walls of your conservatory. In addition, over-cladding does not meet Building Regulations fire safety standards and it is important to check with your local authority before making any changes. Supalite roofs, like the ones offered by Bryant & Cairns, are a better option as they are fire tested as a complete system and are compliant with the latest UK regulations for fire safety. conservatory roof