We have witnessed some pretty extreme weather conditions already this year and so fast changing too! Snow piling up one minute and completely melted the next and then not many weeks after, soaring temperatures. It’s hard to keep up! It’s also clear to see why solid roofs continue to be so popular! Depending on the configuration of existing conservatories, some struggle to keep up with the quick changing weather extremes we experience in this country. The age-old problem of being too cold to use in winter (whenever that winter weather may arrive) and too hot in the summer, particularly hits home when the weather is extreme and consumers have conservatories they genuinely can’t use. Glass roofs today are a fantastic option and are a vast improvement on the polycarbonate option that was the favourite conservatory roof for some years, but solid roofs have perhaps had the biggest impact on the ability to create a genuinely useable room, all year round.
New Vs Replacement
We sell the Guardian Warm Roof solid roof solution which is still the UK’s most popular tiled replacement roof today. Interestingly the majority of solid roofs we sell seem to remain in the replacement sector, i.e. they’re installed on top of existing conservatories, but they are also proving popular on new conservatories to ensure an all-round additional room in the home from the start.
What are the benefits?
Fully tested and approved to all thermal and structural standards, the Guardian™ roof is a high performance insulated roof system comprising of a pre-engineered lightweight frame, two layers of rigid insulation board, internal insulated plasterboard, exterior grade plywood and a vapour membrane. Altogether this creates a thermally efficient living space; keeping the warm air out in the summer and preventing the heat from escaping in the winter. The result? A thermally efficient room that can save you money on your heating bills.
If you’re considering replacing an existing glass or polycarbonate roof with a solid roof, you need to be aware of the relating Building Regulations. In August 2013 the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) released some basic guidelines about the Regulations applicable to the replacement of a translucent roof (glass or polycarbonate) with a solid roof – onto to conservatory or porch. The GuardianTM solid roof is a strong, lightweight tiled roof that is fully approved by the LABC so we’re able to offer peace of mind to all our solid roof customers.
Experience & Expertise
As with everything we sell, the most important thing for us is that you feel comfortable with your chosen home improvement product. That’s why we have a friendly, no pressure team to talk you through all of the options and who will also be on hand to help with additional factors such as Building Regulation considerations.
If you’d like to find out more about our Solid Roof offering, please get in touch today.