Choosing the right conservatory roof panels is an important step in designing and installing your new home extension. Not only are they important for aesthetics, but they can also make your new room more comfortable year-round.
Conservatory roof panels are available in a wide range of materials, including aluminum, polycarbonate and glass. In addition to being strong and resilient, these types of roofing can also be extremely affordable.
Polycarbonate is a tough and durable material that can withstand harsh weather conditions. It is also very lightweight, making it a great choice for roofing on carports, patios, sheds and even conservatories!
Twinwall and multiwall polycarbonate roof panels are available in a variety of sizes, so you can find a system that is right for your needs. They are a great alternative to traditional glazing and can be installed quickly and easily by anyone with basic DIY skills.
They are also very easy to manipulate and can be fitted using a quick and efficient method of fastening them to your structure via ‘glazing bars’ that clip into the polycarbonate roof panel itself.
Another popular option for conservatory roofs is to use solar heat reflective insulation. This reflects the sun’s heat off the conservatory rooves, keeping your rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
You can buy pre-insulated polycarbonate roof panels or you can add your own insulation yourself. The advantage of adding your own insulation is that you can get a custom-built conservatory that has the perfect blend of thermal qualities.
The insulation can be placed above or below the rooves and can be cut to any size you require. This makes it a very simple and cost-effective way to create a warmer, more comfortable room.
There are a few different types of polycarbonate to choose from, each with their own unique properties. The most common type of polycarbonate is called twinwall or multiwall, which is very strong and resilient.
These can withstand extreme weather, including rain and snow. They are also lightweight and can withstand hot temperatures as well.
Often referred to as a solid roof, conservatories are becoming increasingly popular as a solution for people who want to keep their home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. These systems are easy to fit and can be done in just a few days, normally.
Acoustics can be an issue in many conservatories, especially if there is a lot of glazing. The noise of a shower or hail can be deafening and can ruin your enjoyment of the conservatory. But now, thanks to a new technology, a silicone sheet can be retrofitted onto the polycarbonate roof, cutting down the noise of the rain or hail by up to 90%!
The system can be installed by your local installer and can normally be completed within a week. The sound reducing sheets are easy to fit by placing them over the existing glazing bars, then securing them by fitting a glazing bar cover (supplied) above them.