New Conservatory Roofs & Roof Panels
The conservatory roof is the part of the conservatory that requires the most attention. As it is open to wind, rain, snow and sun that can deteriorate the structure and damage the roof panels causing: leaks, failed flashings and valley gutters, slipped panels, discolouration of roof panels and components etc. making the conservatory look distinctly ‘down at heel’.
The conservatory roof holds the key to an attractive conservatory and a comfortable living environment. It really pays to get the right solution by fitting our ‘Thermo’ replacement conservatory roof panels, and new conservatory roofs. These are designed for glass and polycarbonate conservatories to deliver the following benefits:
Warm and Comfortable conservatory in Winter. – cutting heat loss by up to 80%.
Cutting the cost of expensive heating – Our high insulation energy saving products cover their cost over and over again.
Cool, glare free and comfortable in Summer. – excluding 80 % of summer heat.
Add the conservatory to your living space – as a dining room, lounge, or haven of peace and comfort.
Dramatically Transforms the Appearance and Light – New conservatory roof panels, window frames and components. This will make the conservatory look like new.
Maintenance free – What’s more the roof will be maintenance free, have a life expectancy of up to twenty five years, and is covered by a ten year guarantee.
Before the new conservatory roof panels have been fitted.
After the new conservatory roof panels have been fitted.
There are a number of ways that we can upgrade your existing conservatory roof with our ‘Thermo’ range of roof panels, and as specialists we will advise you of the options, and the best course of action. The improvements in temperatures that can be achieved throughout the year are shown below:
‘Thermo’ Roofs – Superior Insulation performance to solid roofs without loss of light
Our ‘Thermo 60’, and ‘Thermo 80’ range are designed for Polycarbonate and Glass roofed conservatories to provide comfortable all year use of the conservatory so that it can be added to your living space.
The ‘Thermo’ range can provide superior insulation to Solid roofs without loss of light, and has the best insulation performance of any transparent roof system. Please see below for full details:
We offer three high insulation solutions for all year comfort and to cut your heating costs :
1) High Insulation roof panels -Energy rating ‘A’ PLUS – U value 1.0 watts/M2 °C
Thermo 60 roof refurbishment. We install Thermo replacement roof panels and all accessories to totally refurbish your conservatory roof. These cut roof heat loss by up to 60% to enable the conservatory to be added to your living area. In addition the refurbishment transforms the appearance of the conservatory to look as good as new. Highest Energy rating equivalent GRADE ‘A’ PLUS . U value 1.0 watts/M2 °C.
2) High Insulation roof panel upgrades -Energy rating ‘A’ + + – U value 0.6 watts/M2 °C
Thermo 80 roof. This system comprises the Thermo ’60’ system, with the addition of transparent insulating panels neatly installed between the internal glazing bar rebates to ensure that there is no change in the internal appearance, and thermal breaks to cut heat loss through the structure of the conservatory. The result is a system that cuts heat loss by up to 80% to provide insulation equal to a filled cavity wall significantly surpassing all other transparent conservatory glazed roof solutions. Energy rating equivalent GRADE ‘A’ ++ . U value 0.6 watts/M2 °C.
All our roof solutions are available with heat reflectors for Solar control and further enhanced Winter insulation performance.
Performance test ‘Thermo roof’ for Polycarbonate Conservatory roofs.
Performance test ‘Thermo roof’ for Glass Conservatory roofs.
3) New Roof Structures with New Conservatory Roof panels
It is rare that a conservatory requires a completely new roof structure but if needed we can provide this including all components: glazing bars and cappings, eaves beams, wall plate, gutters, and glazing. With our specialist components we can refurbish/repair and upgrade the existing roof with high performance roof glazing, and thereby avoid the expense and disruption of removing and replacement of the whole roof, or replacing the conservatory.
Our experience however tells us that where a Ultraframe 500 and Everlite roof comes to the end of its lives it is best to change the roof structure for the modern roof system. Based on glazing bars, now typical of most conservatories, together with our high performance glazing. To provide: exceptional winter insulation, and where required solar control for winter and summer comfort so that the conservatory can be used throughout the year as part of the living area.
Summer and Winter Comfort:
All three roof systems are available with solar protection and glare control if required to give all year comfort by : combatting high summer temperatures, glare and fading, as well as providing winter comfort and lower heating costs.
The heat reflectors that are incorporated in Thermo conservatory roof panels can also be fitted ‘in-situ’ to existing sound roofs to upgrade their performance for summer comfort, and to cut winter heat loss. Click on this link for full details.
The following diagram shows the development of insulating glazing and our position as the highest performing system :
Installation of new High Performance ‘Thermo’ roofs, and replacement roof panels is straightforward
It is not necessary to replace the structure of the conservatory with our system, since this is normally perfectly sound. We simply refurbish the existing structure by replacing all the external elements of the roof to bring the appearance and condition back to a ‘new conservatory’.
Our conservatory refurbishment and improvements system is simple and straightforward and because we are using the existing conservatory structure excellent value and relatively low cost. Click on the following videos to see how we undertake the roof/roof panel replacement.
Installation of New Glass Conservatory roof refurbishment
Installation of New polycarbonate Conservatory roof refurbishment
Replacement of individual Roof panels that have deteriorated
Where the Conservatory roof structure and most of the panels are sound but some are showing signs of deterioration. We can either replace the failed panels like with like, or fit High insulation ‘Thermo’ roof panels in anticipation of the replacement of the other panels in due course.
Convert your Conservatory into a Passive Solar Collector with our high performance roof panels
During the late Autumn, Winter, and early Spring, when heating is required in the home, the Sun is relatively low in the sky and predominantly shines in to heat the conservatory through the side window glazing. Normally this heat is rapidly dissipated through the roof. But when high insulation roof glazing is installed the heat is captured and simply flows into the house by opening the internal doors.
If you wish to change your Polycarbonate roof to Glass
Generally speaking Polycarbonate roofed conservatories cannot be replaced with glass as the conservatory roof structure has only been designed to support the weight of polycarbonate at 3.5 KG per square metre, compared to glass at 32 KG per square metre. However certain conservatory roof system manufacturers use a universal system which will accommodate glass or Polycarbonate double glazing units. We can identify these and advise you once the conservatory is inspected to determine the roof manufacturer.