Glass or tile conservatory roof: Which is best for your home?

Conservatories are now the most popular way for UK homeowners to extend their home. Available in a wide range of styles, sizes and configurations, whatever type of property you call home, there’s a conservatory which will fit perfectly with your property’s aesthetics. At Oakley Green, we install high performing conservatories across the south of England. From Reading to Bristol and everywhere in between, we can enhance your home with a stylish glazed extension.

Whether you’re on the market for a brand new conservatory or you’re looking to improving an existing glazed extension, we can help. Replacing your conservatory roof can have a huge impact on the performance and appearance of your property and add value to your property’s market price. When it comes to conservatory roofs, there are two options to choose from. Both glass roofs and tiled roofs have their own unique features and benefits, let’s have a look at the two types to see which is best suited to you.

Glass conservatory roofs: features and benefits

Solar control glass replacement conservatory roof

When you want your conservatory to be a bright and airy living space with extensive blue sky views and an abundance of natural light, a glass roof is an excellent choice. In the last 10 years, glass roof technology has made massive advancements. Self-cleaning glass, low maintenance levels and solar control glazing all combine to create a glass roof which will ensure a comfortable living space all year round.

When you choose a glass conservatory roof from Oakley Green, you get:

  • Superb thermal efficiency ratings to create an ambient living environment whatever the weather.
  • Improved natural light admittance for a brighter living area and to enhance well-being.
  • Outstanding acoustic performance for a more peaceful home interior.
  • Cost-effective way to enhance your home and improve your standard of living.
  • Low maintenance finish for the busy modern homeowner.

As mentioned above, a glass conservatory roof can be specified as either a replacement roof option or as part of a new build conservatory. Glass conservatory roofs can be designed in an extensive selection of styles and configurations to create multi-faceted, central apex, lean-to, traditional and contemporary roofs. Strong, durable and attractive, glass roofs are an excellent conservatory roof option for all property types.

Tiled conservatory roofs: features and benefits

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If you’d like to transform your existing conservatory into a room which feels like an integral part of your home, a tiled roof is a great way to do this. Tiled conservatory roofs are the perfect way to increase privacy and boost thermal performance. With the option to incorporate as much or as little glazed areas as you like, tiled roof conservatories have skyrocketed in popularity over recent years.

From the outside of your home, a tiled roof can be matched to perfectly complement the existing tiles on your main property. Depending on the tiled roof system you choose, you can select from several colours and a range of tile or aluminium ridge capping which is both stylish and highly weather protective. Inside, the vaulted ceiling has a plastered finish which can incorporate spotlights or even integrated speakers to enhance atmosphere and create a cosy living area.

Some features and benefits of a tiled conservatory roof include:

  • Lightweight tiling system pre-manufactured to reduce on-site installation time.
  • Improved privacy for properties which are overlooked or in open locations.
  • Design flexibility to suit any specifications and any conservatory shape and size.
  • Enhanced thermal performance for a year round, high functioning living space.
  • Fully compliant with current Building Regulations requirements with a 10-year insurance backed guarantee.

Tiled conservatory roofs are a great choice for new build conservatories and when chosen as a roof replacement option, they’ll make your old conservatory feel like a completely different living space. When you want to optimise thermal performance and create an extended living space with a more permanent feel, a tiled roof is an excellent option.

At Oakley Green, we are experts in everything conservatory related. Whether you want to extend your home with a brand new conservatory or enhance an old conservatory which is dated and has become too hot in summer and too cold in winter, Oakley Green are the company to call. If you’d like more information about our conservatory roofs, conservatories or any of our products or services, get in touch today. Call us on 01635 877 959 or send us a message online.