Changing a conservatory roof to a solid roof
If you have had your current conservatory for some time now, then it may be that you have a glazed roof. Certainly, that was the case pre-2010, when 75 per cent of a conservatory roof had to be translucent if you didn’t want the hassle of having to apply for planning permission.
No More Planning Permission
These days things are different, though, and it’s perfectly possible to now have a solid conservatory roof without planning permission, thanks to a change in the law. And it’s the reason why you will now find so many pitched tiled conservatory roofs.
Actually, that’s not the only reason. There are many benefits of changing a conservatory roof to a solid roof. Some of the main ones we have listed right here:
Benefits of a solid conservatory roof
One of the biggest advantages of having a solid roof on your conservatory is that it will be far more insulating than glass panels. This means your conservatory will be nicer to sit in all year round. For instance, it won’t get too hot in summer and in winter it will remain warm enough for you to want to spend time in it.
An offshoot of this is that you won’t waste as much energy since the heat won’t escape via your glazed conservatory roof in winter. As a result, you will save money in the long run.
More Benefits Of A Solid Roof
Yet another reason for changing a conservatory roof to a solid roof is that it’s safer. It’s just not as easy for a potential burglar to get in via a tiled roof as it is for them to prise off a glazed panel.
Another reason to change from a glazed to a tiled roof is that tiled roofs are pitched, whereas glazed roofs tend to be flat. A flat roof is, of course, a bit of a nightmare when it rains since the water sits on top and can run down into your conservatory. That’s not the case with a tiled, pitched roof since the water doesn’t get a chance to pool, but rather, the gradient of the roof means it slides right off and onto the ground.