Adding a conservatory to your home is a fantastic way to elevate the property and create an extra living space for you and your family. Creating a comfortable room for spending time in requires a few different elements to come together; including an effective roof, energy efficiency and light regulation. Choosing the right type of conservatory roof panels is crucial when it comes to these factors. Insulated roof panels help to keep heat inside a conservatory, keeping the space warm during winter and cool in summer, and they are available in a range of thicknesses, sizes and styles to suit your needs.
Glass conservatory roof panels are a popular option for those looking to add insulation, as they can be installed without needing to change the existing structure. They also offer an impressive amount of natural light, making them perfect for those wanting a brighter and airier space. Glass panels can be enhanced with a number of features to make the conservatory even more practical and versatile for use, including solar control coatings to prevent overheating in the summer and self-cleaning glass, which helps to break down grime on the surface and makes it easier to maintain.
Polycarbonate conservatory roof panels are often used as an alternative to glass, mainly due to their price-tag and ease of installation. However, they can suffer from several issues when it comes to regulating the temperature of your conservatory. This is especially the case if you choose a standard 25mm polycarbonate roof, as this is less insulated than other options and it doesn’t perform as well when compared to glass or tiles at diffusing natural light.
A solution for tackling this issue is to opt for a ‘Thermotec’ roof replacement, which will replace your existing polycarbonate or glass roof panels with insulated waterproof sandwich panels. These are made bespoke for each conservatory to ensure they fit the structure perfectly and are available in a variety of thicknesses, sizes and styles to match your needs.
The ‘Thermotec’ system is available with a choice of solar control coatings to reduce overheating in the summer and self-cleaning layers that break down dirt on the surface, helping to make the panels easier to clean. This will help to cut your energy costs in the long run and give you an incredibly insulated conservatory that is suitable for use all year round.
If you are planning on changing your conservatory roof to a solid one, it’s worth enquiring about whether you will need to apply for planning permission or not. This will depend on a lot of different factors, including whether the current structure is strong enough to support the weight of a solid roof and if your home falls within any conservation areas or listed buildings that might prevent this from being possible. If you do need to apply for planning, the team at CorePro Systems can help you with the process and advise you on the best solutions for your conservatory.