Do you have a conservatory? We have one that we inherited when we bought our house. We had to have the Conservatory Dr out to it, pretty soon after we moved in. I didn’t even know there was such a thing until then. Basically what has happened is that the roof had seen better days and the polycarbonate panels had each slipped down, making it have leaks in bad weather. Having a conservatory can be a real bonus, as an extra room to spread out in, but ours had ended up being redundant because of the roof. It leaked, and was incredibly noisy when it rained. The sun made it unbearable in the height of summer.
I have since discovered that there are in actual fact, lots of different options when you are in the same position as us. Take a look at the Refresh Glass Roof website for more detailed information, but did you realise you can order and have fitted a new tiled, duo and glass roof for your existing conservatory? I didn’t, but having seen the gallery of examples, I think it’s an amazing idea.
Plastic/polycarbonate roofs warp over time, and so this is when, like ours, the leaks start to happen. A glass roof conservatory doesn’t do this, less draughts too!
Cooler in Summer:
A conservatory with a glass roof will be cooler in summer can you believe? Depending on the glass you choose, they can reflect up to 78% of the suns rays. A refresh glass conservatory roof benefits from infrared heat protection too.
Reduce Rain Noise:
With up to 50% less noise, this has got to be a better choice than a plastic roof. The noise from a conservatory roof not only effects that room, but others around it including bedrooms, so is an important factor.
Refresh Glass Conservatory roof benefits from blocking up to 68% of glare and blocks 94% of the suns rays. So truly making this into a room that you can use all year round.
This is one that I think most home-owners wouldn’t realise, but Refresh offer a glass that is self-cleaning. A genius idea, and will save money in the long run too!
Insulated in Winter:
Glass conservatory roofs are better insulated than polycarbonate, which is an amazing benefit when you are wanting to use the room all year round.
I think you will agree there are huge benefits to doing this kind of home improvement. Which would you go for though, a tiled, glass or one of the duo roofs that you can see on the site?