The main types of conservatory roof materials

Spending more time at home this year, many new customers are on a mission to discover the best conservatory roof material. From old polycarbonate roofing acting as a ‘drum skin’ when it rains to the conservatory space getting too hot in summer or too cold in winter, if your conservatory roof isn’t performing as it should be, it’s certainly overdue an upgrade.

What’s my conservatory roof made of?

So, if you’re wondering what your conservatory roof is made from and what your options are to upgrade it, allow us to explain the conservatory roof products currently available to you.

What are the different types of conservatory roof?

1. Glass roof conservatoriesWhite Lean to conservatory with a glass roof

In the past decade, glass conservatory roofs have gone from strength to strength in terms of thermal efficiency. Pioneering manufacturing techniques allow new glass conservatory roofs of today to effectively

  • welcome an abundance of natural light in
  • deflect the sun’s rays with solar control glazing
  • trap heat inside in winter
  • reduce maintenance with self-cleaning glass
  • protect against harsh weather
  • minimise external noise
  • minimise heating bills
  • add kerb appeal.

2. Tiled roof conservatories

Thanks to the relaxation of planning permissions in recent years, tiled conservatory roofs have become a popular addition to new build and conservatory roof replacements alike. Solid roof conservatory replacements are also ‘on trend’ because of the way they cause minimal disruption, as the foundations are already there. Providing a hassle-free alternative to a full extension, tiled conservatories remain favourable because they

P Shaped conservatory with a tiled roof

  • can be used all year round
  • seamlessly blend with the rest of your home
  • offer the best of both worlds, with the option to include glazed panels
  • maintain privacy
  • effective ventilation with optional roof vents
  • provide superior weather-resistance
  • minimise external noise further
  • minimise heating bills further
  • provide a range of matching tile finishes
  • are eco-friendly and lightweight
  • add value.

3. Lantern roof conservatories

Incorporating angled glazed panels, lantern roofs create the ultimate ‘wow-factor’ in conservatories, orangeries, and extensions. Even better, if they don’t extend 150mm above the sloping plane of the existing roof and are no higher than the highest part of the roof, planning permission shouldn’t be required either. Installed into any flat roof space, this fantastic glazed centrepiece can

White roof lantern interior view

  • be appreciated all year round
  • reduce maintenance with self-cleaning glass
  • deflect the sun’s rays with solar control glazing
  • trap heat inside in winter
  • be matched to the existing framework
  • effective ventilation with optional roof vents
  • improve health and wellbeing, by increasing vitamin D intake
  • minimise heating bills further
  • deliver superior weather-resistance
  • amplify kerb appeal
  • add considerable value

Inspiring conservatory roof ideas for Essex & the South East

Don’t forget to visit our extensive gallery of previous installations, to gain valuable inspiration for your own conservatory project.

The following case studies are sure to impress you too!

Gorgeous glazed roof Loggia conservatory

Single storey extension, complete with unique hybrid roofing system

Pleasing P-shaped Ultraroof conservatory, complete with Ultraroof tiled roofing system

What’s the best conservatory roof system?

Now that you understand what your conservatory roof is made from and the material you wish to upgrade to, update an existing conservatory roof, or start anew, with SEHBAC. Begin your journey towards comfortable and satisfying surroundings by calling us on 0800 666 444, contacting us online or visiting one of our extensive show centres.

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