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Conservatories are a great way to not only enjoy the summer sun but are also perfect for adding space to a house. 

You may be interested in installing a conservatory or perhaps you already have one but looking to upgrade it, one of the things you will need to consider is what type of roof you would like. 

Whereas polycarbonate conservatory roofs were all the range in the past, today most homeowners opt for more modern options such as a glass or tiled roof. 

With both glass and tiled conservatory roofs having a number of benefits, choosing between them isn’t always an easy decision.

To make the decision that bit easier, our team explores the benefits of both types of conservatory roofs so you can decide which is best for your home. 

Benefits of a tiled roof conservatory: 

  1. Thermal-efficiency 

With a modern tiled conservatory roof, it is easier to maintain a more constant temperature in your conservatory thanks to greater insulation. This means that you can enjoy your conservatory all year round no matter what the temperature may be outdoors. 

  1. Adds value to your home 

We all like a good return for our money. With a tiled conservatory roof, you can make your home more appealing to potential buyers and even raise the value of your property. This means when it is time to sell your home you can request a higher asking price making a tiled conservatory roof a worthwhile investment. 

  1. Noise reduction

The last thing you want while relaxing in your conservatory is to be disturbed by outdoor noise. If you live in a built-up area or by a busy road, this is often a common occurrence. However, with a tiled roof, this needn’t be the case as they are really effective at helping to reduce noise pollution – keeping outside noise out and inside noise in. 

Benefits of a glass conservatory roof: 

  1. Maximum natural light 

One of the main reasons why homeowners invest in a conservatory is to help incorporate more natural light into their homes. A glass conservatory roof makes the most of the natural light helping to draw maximum sunlight into your conservatory and your home. 

  1. Durability 

Depending on the glazing you use for your glass conservatory roof, it can be extremely durable. This is especially important when it comes to the harsh weather conditions. Not only that, a benefit of using glass as opposed to polycarbonate is that glass is much more weather-resistant and less prone to scratching. 

Which should you choose? 

At this point, you might be asking yourself which is best for your home – tiled or glass? To answer this there are certain things you should first consider.

For example, if your main purpose behind installing a conservatory to begin with was to draw in as much natural light as possible into your home then a glass conservatory roof is the best choice for you. This is because a disadvantage of a tiled roof is that it can block out a considerable amount of sunlight compared to a glass alternative. 

However, if your main concern is to create a space that can be used for multiple purposes then a tiled conservatory is arguably the favourite as it offers greater insulation than a glass roof meaning that a more consistent temperature can be achieved. 

With that being said, regardless of which you choose, one of the most important things to consider in choosing a trusted conservatory specialist to carry out the replacement. 

At Trade 2 Trade Windows, we pride ourselves on providing each of our customers with an excellent service – supplying the highest quality products. This careful dedication to quality is how we were able to build a prestigious reputation in the double glazing industry and with our customers across Kent. With years of experience and knowledge, when you choose us, you can rest assured that your home is being looked after. 

If you’re looking to replace your conservatory roof with a modern glass or tiled roof, get in touch with us and a member of our team will be happy to discuss your options further.