A conservatory is a wonderful addition to any home and offers a space that can be used for relaxation, dining or as a home office. Over time, a conservatory roof can start to show signs of wear and tear which can impact how the room is used. A new tiled conservatory roof can help you to make the most of your conservatory all year round as it will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
The average cost of a tiled conservatory roof varies and depends on several factors, such as the size of the room, its location and who you hire to carry out the work. However, the majority of quotes will be in the PS6000 -PS20,000 price range.
Before a roof conversion can take place, the existing structure needs to be assessed by professionals to ensure that it is able to support the weight of a solid tiled conservatory roof. The roof framework may also need to be reinforced or strengthened at this point if it is showing signs of damage or wear and tear.
The next stage is to install a breathable membrane, which will prevent water ingress and condensation within the conservatory. Once the breathable membrane has been fitted, the roof frame and rafters are insulated with a layer of solid insulating boards. These can be installed directly over the existing roof or nailed to timber battens which are then nailed to the rafters.
Once the insulating boards have been fitted, the interior ceiling can be finished with either plaster or a ceiling tile. Most homeowners choose to use a ceiling tile as it is a more decorative and subtle finish. There are a number of different styles and colours to choose from, allowing you to create a look that matches the overall style of your property.
A solid tiled conservatory roof is more insulative than a glass or polycarbonate alternative, which can reduce energy bills. This is because heat rises and can escape through a glass roof, but a solid roof will trap it, helping you to stay comfortable throughout the year.
A new solid roof will also increase the amount of natural light that flows into your conservatory. You can further enhance your new space by adding Velux windows, which are available in a variety of sizes and glazing options. Alternatively, you can opt for full-length glazed panels that look stunning from both inside and outside your conservatory.