A tiled conservatory roof offers many benefits, transforming your existing space into a multi-functional room that can be used year round. Not only does it provide a more versatile alternative to traditional glass extensions, but it can also reduce energy bills and boost property value.
However, the initial cost of a solid tiled conservatory roof is often higher than other roofing materials such as polycarbonate. The upfront investment is worth it, though, as you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.
During the installation process, the existing structure is first assessed to ensure it’s suitable for a replacement roof. If not, it will need to be strengthened or reinforced before the new installation can take place. Next, a breathable membrane is applied to the roof and any insulation materials are fitted. These help to regulate temperature and prevent condensation and damp.
When the insulation is in place, a plasterboard ceiling is nailed to the rafters or timber battens, and skimmed with plaster before being ready to paint. This ceiling can be made even more attractive by incorporating Velux roof windows into it. These are a great way to bring more light into the space, and they’re available in a range of sizes, glazing options, and interior finishes.
A uPVC gutter system is then installed to drain water away from the conservatory, helping to protect the interior walls from any moisture damage. Finally, the tiles are fixed to the roof using a special adhesive and mechanical fixings. These fasten to the joists and rafters for a strong and lasting finish.
With a tiled roof, your conservatory can be transformed into a year-round living space, with the added benefit of additional natural light. You can use this space for a dining area, home office, relaxation, or anything else you wish. It can even be used as a playroom for the kids, making it an invaluable addition to your home.
In recent times, the rules around what constitutes a conservatory have changed, meaning homeowners now have more options when it comes to upgrading their existing structures. In some cases, conservatories are now considered to be ‘Permitted Development’ and you don’t need planning permission to refurbish them. In this case, a replacement roof can be fitted as long as the design and aesthetic is in keeping with the surrounding property.
As a result, the popularity of a tiled conservatory roof is growing quickly amongst homeowners across Britain. They’re easy to install, and can be matched to any colour scheme. This gives you the opportunity to create a truly personalised look that will complement your home. If you’re interested in installing a new conservatory roof, speak to a roofing specialist today to learn more about the options available to you. They can help you to evaluate your existing conservatory’s suitability for a replacement roof, and will advise on the best tiles and installation methods to achieve the ideal results. They can also advise you on the potential savings and value you’ll get from your investment.