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Top Considerations for A Solid Conservatory Roof

Solid roof conservatory styles have generated a buzz because of the many benefits they offer. One of the key advantages of this type of roof is the fact that they don’t let in too much heat in the warmer months. They provide insulation that helps to keep the temperature consistent within the conservatory.

Solid conservatory roof

Here are a few factors you need to consider when installing a solid conservatory roof:

  • Your Old Conservatory Frames

If you intend to keep your old conservatory frames, your installer will simply place the new solid tiled conservatory roofs over these old frames. If the old frames are not compatible with the new roof, your installer will let you know so you can plan accordingly.

  • The U-Value

All solid roofs offer insulation against heat changes. However, the specific degree of insulation is not standard. Unlike other elements, solid roofs do not have a heat rating. The only way to estimate the level of insulation offered by a certain roof is by using U-values. These values are usually shown in roof adverts since they are key marketing points. A lower U-value indicates that the roof does not lose a lot of heat, and that means it is better at insulation.

  • The Doors and Windows

If you are installing tiled conservatory roofs primarily for insulation purposes, you should also consider replacing the doors and windows. These parts usually have heat ratings, so it is easy to tell whether they are inefficient. Having an efficient roof with inefficient doors and windows will not give you the full benefit of a solid roof. You should get your installer to check these parts of the conservatory to advice you on the best thing to do.

  • Building Regulations

Usually, you will not require a building permit to install a new solid roof over your conservatory. However, you need to stick to the size limits. You should also check the relevant websites to make sure your construction does not turn into an extension. If it qualifies as an extension of your house, there are separate laws you have to follow, and you will even require a permit.

Abbey Roofing Cumbria

Abbey Roofing Cumbria is a top-rated roofing service provider. If you need a roof replacement in Cumbria or Scotland, you should hire the services of this experienced and certified company. The company is prompt, professional, and will do a perfect job. They also offer fair prices with no hidden costs.

Sam Verry
Sam Verry
16:16 31 Aug 19
We needed some new guttering on an old property we recently purchased as the existing guttering was causing us some damp issues, Abbey roofing gave us a reasonable quote and started the work within a few days of us accepting the quote. The work was completed professionally and to a very high standard. I have since had abbey roofing back to carry out some work on the roof and again I am really pleased with the work. Would highly recommend these guys.
Lee Preston
Lee Preston
11:26 12 May 19
Looks great, top workmanship, efficiently done and in a short time!
08:16 25 Apr 18
Prompt response, arrived to look at job when he said, gave a thorough account of what needed done, we agreed a price. The next fine day he arrived early with another worker and job done before end of day. Prompt, efficient, professional and reliable. My old cast iron guttering now looks like new and doesn't leak....hurray! Thanks James.
james thomas
james thomas
17:48 08 Mar 18
I have used James and his roof firm twice now and have had fantastic service each time. He is very quick to provide advice and all his work is timely and of a great standard . I would happily recommend and will be using him again in future .
arron weaver
arron weaver
15:01 28 Oct 16
Great price, no hidden costs, professional and friendly service, the results were simply stunning. would recommend to anyone. Thank you to all the team. Great work!
Michael Seidelmann
Michael Seidelmann
14:56 14 Oct 16
Jim and his team have been carrying out several jobs at our cottage, including re-roofing and guttering. We are delighted with both the level of service and the quality of work. Happy to recommend.
Ed Hagerty
Ed Hagerty
19:31 13 Oct 16
We’ve been restoring a house in Cumbria and over the years we’ve had tradespeople from across the spectrum. I can comfortably say that Jim and his team are in the very top of the list in terms of quality, price and service. They did a flat roof for us, some lead work and a variety of other external work, all of the highest quality. If Jim provides the service, you need look nowhere else. We’d trust him with any job, large or small.
Katherine Massey
Katherine Massey
14:11 26 Mar 15
Jim and Chris recently carried out outstanding work to our fibreglass roof on a listed building. We were delighted with the standard of workmanship, service, communication and the 25 year guarantee. The work was carried out in a timely and professional manner and was also reasonable in terms of cost. We were lucky to get some dry weather and guys that really know what they are doing. Thanks Jim, much appreciated! I will recommend you to family, friends and anyone I come across!
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