What Style Conservatory Roof Is Best For Your Lifestyle?
There are a number of great reasons to add a conservatory to your property. Whether you want a place to relax for some peace and quiet, a room to connect your home to your garden, a playroom for your kids or just as some added extra space, a conservatory can be a really good investment.
When it comes to deciding on the type of conservatory you should go for, you need to think about how you want to use it, how you want it to look and what kind of budget you have. These points will go a long way to helping you find the right conservatory for your home.
Finding the right conservatory style may take some time because there are plenty of styles to choose from. At Trade Windows in Derby, we install a range of conservatory designs including Georgian, Gable-end, Victorian and Lean-to. You can read more about each design on our conservatory styles blog where you can find out more about the look of each design, what properties they suit and how they can be used.
Another important part of your conservatory to think about, is your conservatory roof. The type of conservatory roof you have, can affect how much you use your conservatory, what types of weather you like to use it in and the overall look of your conservatory.
The most common types of conservatory roof are polycarbonate and glass, but solid conservatory roofs have really taken off in recent years because of the technology has come on so much.
Here are some of the things you need to consider for each type of conservatory roof.
Glass Conservatory Roof
At Trade Windows we offer Pilkington Activ™ glass on our glass conservatory roofs. If you want to bring lots of natural light into your conservatory and want to be able to see the sky whilst you’re relaxing, then glass is the best choice for you. It’s a great option for a relaxing space to unwind after a long day or on the weekends.
We use Pilkington Activ™ glass in our conservatories because it’s made using solar control technology. You may think because you have a glass conservatory roof that your conservatory will heat up but with Pilkington Activ™ lots of the heat is reflected helping to keep the room cooler but it still lets all the natural light pass through it.
The design of the glass also means it is usually double glazed so even during the colder months, your conservatory roof will help to trap the heat inside, keeping you warmer. For other benefits of a glass conservatory roof from Trade Windows in Derby read our Pilkington blog here. We can do glass roofs for Georgian, Gable-end, Victorian and Lean-to conservatory styles.
Solid Conservatory Roof
One of the biggest trends in home improvements, solid conservatory roofs are helping more people to use their conservatory all year round. It’s a growing market and we’re working on more and more solid conservatory roof installations across Derby.
At Trade Windows, we fit Equinox solid conservatory roofs which are made using the latest technology from Eurocell. Solid conservatory roofs are tiled on the outside and have plasterboard with insulation on the inside. The tiled roof blocks out the suns glare in the summer, shading your space and keeping you cooler. In the winter the insulation on the inside helps to trap heat inside, keeping you warmer and lowering your energy bills.
An Equinox solid conservatory roof is a great choice if you want to use your conservatory as an extra living room, or maybe as a children’s playroom as it will help you keep your children cool when they are playing in the summer. If you already have a conservatory, you can switch to a solid roof, read our Equinox blog here.
Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof
One of, if not the most traditional material to go for is polycarbonate. Polycarbonate conservatory roofs are made up of layers that bridge together, reinforcing the roof and helping to insulate your conservatory. Polycarbonate roofs can now have up to as much as 7 layers.
Polycarbonate costs less than glass or solid conservatory roofs. Because of the material, it reduces the suns glare into your conservatory, and it reflects light back into the room helping to create a really bright space.
If you find the pattering of rain drops therapeutic, then a polycarbonate roof is a great choice. To find out more about polycarbonate, glass or solid conservatory roofs, give the Trade Windows team a call on 01332 755551.