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What are your alternatives when it comes to conservatory roofs, and which is the best conservatory roof for you?

If you want to properly enjoy your conservatory every day, come rain or shine, then you really should have paid particular attention to how to manage the temperature of the room.

Many homeowners who have not done so, complain that their conservatory can become unusable during sunny days or during the cold winter months.

One method that has become popular over recent years, is to replace polycarbonate or glass conservatory roofing with a solid or tiled conservatory roof.

Our guide to solid conservatory roofs should give you a good insight into the pros & cons of making that change. We will take a look at:

  1. Why change to a solid conservatory roof & the Pros & cons of tiled conservatory roofs.
  2. What type of tiled conservatory roofs are there in the market?
  3. How much does a tiled conservatory roof cost?
  4. How long does it take to replace a glass conservatory roof with tiled roof?

Tiled roofs for conservatories: Why change?

A large number of conservatories, when they are first built, make use of poly-carbonate panels for the roof sections. Polycarbonate is lightweight and cheap, which are two big incentives for anyone to use them. However, this material does have a certain set of drawbacks that many owners complain about later on.

What are the biggest problems that conservatory owners have with glass & polycarbonate roofs?

If we exclude straightforward problems like major leaks, failure due to old age or breakage, the most issues arise with thin polycarbonate sheeting (thickest is 35mm, thinnest 4mm), single glazed glass installations and older double glazed roof panels.

Primarily, the problems are with:

  1. Sun glare.
  2. Heat or cold penetration.
  3. Condensation build-up.

Glare can be tackled, much less dramatically and at a much lower cost, by installing blinds or even fitting tinted film. The problems are worse when combined with the 2nd & 3rd issues.

The problems with heat, cold and condensation are all related to insulation and ventilation.

So the primary reasons for changing to a tiled conservatory roof are therefore quite obvious, if you suffer from any of the issues mentioned above.

What are the Pros & cons of tiled conservatory roofs?

The advantages of tiled roofing for conservatories are two-fold. The first being function, the second being form. In other words, how they look and how they work.

Advantages of solid conservatory roofs
Disadvantages of solid conservatory roofs
  Glass Polycarbonate Solid
reduce heat loss yes neutral yes
reduce sun glare no no yes
reduce heat gain yes no yes
privacy no no yes
visuals good neutral good
noise lower neutral lower
suits all yes no not small
design choice good poor good
time to fit 2-5 day 2-5 days 3-7 day
lead time 4-6 wks 4-6 wk 4-6 wk
price point med to hi low to med med to hi
guarantee yes yes yes
lifespan long medium long
energy efficiency high low to med high
loss of natural light nil nil med to hi


What type of solid & tiled conservatory roofs are there in the market?

A solid conservatory roof can be covered with a wide range of tile designs or even use composite panels. You could also opt for a part glazed conservatory roof style, where large sections are glazed instead of tiled to allow higher levels of natural light within the conservatory (inset glazing).


How much do solid conservatory roofs cost?

The cost of a tiled conservatory roof is not really something you can put an accurate figure upon. The potential variations from job to job mean that there are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration, just a few being:

What are tiled conservatory roof prices?

It’s notoriously difficult to find specific “solid conservatory roofs” prices on the web, for the reasons given above, but you can find reference to solid conservatory roof prices per square metre and some guidance to price brackets.

Based on our research, we estimate the following:

As a reflection on what we mentioned previously, it’s a wide price band of from £250 up to £900 for tiled conservatory roof prices per square metre. That would work out to the following:

The only way to know for sure is to have your property surveyed by a professional and then have them draw up written quotation based on that survey.

If you would like to have some free quotations for the cost of a solid conservatory roof, just send us a few details about your project and we will arrange for up to 4 quotations from accredited conservatory roof installation companies for you:

Find our instant online quote request form here:

The price should include internal finishing and lighting, plus the type and terms of the guarantees on offer.

In conclusion

Changing your conservatory roofing is not something that you are likely to do more than once in the lifetime of the room, so doing it right first time is essential.

The financial investment may not be small but the returns are good, and you will be enjoying 100% of your conservatory 100% of the time for many years to come.

No more days where it’s insufferably hot, unbearably cold or insanely bright, just a super-comfortable place for you and your family to enjoy all year around.

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