A conservatory can add value to your home, especially if you use it as a dining room, study or family lounge. However, it can start to look tired if the roof begins to deteriorate. Rather than spending money on a new extension or a cladding job, it is much cheaper to simply replace the old roof with tiles.
Tiled roofs have a sophisticated look and are available in a range of colours to complement any home, including traditional slate and modern clay. The tiles themselves are durable and easy to maintain with little need for painting. They also offer great u-values, meaning that they slow down the transfer of heat and keep your conservatory cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
The advantage of a solid roof is that it looks just like any other room in your house, and the plastered interior ceiling gives you the opportunity to install snazzy roof lights. You can choose from recessed downlights, spotlights and even chandeliers to really make your conservatory stand out. Because the ceiling is more insulated, it will also reduce outside noise so you can enjoy your conservatory all year round.
A modern ‘warm roof’ is an excellent option for replacing your conservatory roof as it incorporates a lightweight aluminium frame overlaid with tiles and a plastered internal ceiling. It’s a very energy efficient conservatory roof with a u-value that’s lower than most house roofs. This means that it will keep your conservatory warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, giving you valuable extra living space.
In addition to being energy efficient, the insulated roof can be finished with a choice of skylights and Velux roof windows so that natural light floods into your conservatory. It’s a perfect solution if you want to create a light and airy space that can be used as an office or playroom but need the conservatory to be cosy and warm in winter.
Adding a solid roof to your conservatory can cost between PS1,500 and PS2,400 per m2, depending on the quality of the materials. This is significantly less than the cost of building an extension to your property, which can run up to PS4,000 per m2. A basic Lean-To style conservatory without roof lights will likely cost around PS1,000 for a complete insulated roof replacement with tiles. conservatory roof tiles