What is the Best Conservatory Roof System?

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If you are looking for a conservatory roof replacement, you may be wondering which conservatory roof system is best for you and your home.

Nowadays, there is a greater variety of conservatory roof options than ever before. Popular choices are solid tiled roofs, polycarbonate or glass roofs.

Of course, you will need to find a replacement roof to complement your existing conservatory structure, but it is also essential to think about the best conservatory roof material, as that will affect your experience of using your conservatory.

What is the best material for a conservatory roof?

The ideal conservatory roof will be well-insulated with a high degree of thermal efficiency.

Your room will be warm in winter without resulting in sky-high energy bills. It will be cool in summer and let in plenty of natural light.

It can be hard to decide which conservatory roof offers this combination of benefits.

Many traditional conservatory roof systems using glass or polycarbonate tiles fall short. However, our lightweight tiled conservatory roofs win hands down in energy efficiency, year-round comfort, cost and aesthetic appeal.

The features of a glass conservatory roof

Glass conservatories can be beautiful with their sparkling glass panes opening up the house to lovely views of the sky and garden. Glass conservatory roofs let in more natural light than other types of conservatory roofs and create that classic conservatory feel.

However, most glass roof panels offer poor insulation, meaning the room is too cold to use in the winter without colossal heating costs. Summer is a different story, with the glaring sun making it difficult to keep the conservatory cool.

Glass roofs can also be unpleasantly noisy, with torrential rain on the glass panels making conversation or relaxation impossible.

What to expect from a polycarbonate conservatory roof

Polycarbonate roofs are tough but can be prone to discolouration in UV light and are not as attractive as other roof systems.

Polycarbonate roofing has poor sound insulation and is even noisier than glass when it rains. In addition, polycarbonate tiles make popping and cracking noises as they expand and contract with temperature changes.

Polycarbonate roof systems are notoriously leaky, increasing your carbon footprint by allowing precious (and expensive) heat to escape into the environment.

What is the best replacement conservatory roof?

We don’t think you can find a better product for your conservatory roof replacement than one of our lightweight tiled conservatory roofs.

We offer the best conservatory roof replacement because our solid roof system provides the following benefits that can’t be found in a glass or polycarbonate roof.

Superior thermal efficiency

Our warm roofing systems provide far more insulation than other conservatory roof types, offering a U-value of 0.18 to as low as 0.13, a range better than building regulation requirements. With a new conservatory roof from PCL, you can be sure of a cosy, warm space that can be used all year round.

This high level of thermal efficiency means that you will stay warmer without increasing energy bills.

Highly effective noise insulation

The superior insulation within our solid roof system ensures that the noise of rain or wind on your roof does not disturb your peace when relaxing in your conservatory.

Plenty of natural light in a tiled roof

Most of our customers choose to have glass panels or roof windows fitted into their conservatory roof replacement. These allow plenty of natural light to ensure the room remains bright and airy.

Speedy construction

We can remove your existing conservatory roof, install the new panels and plaster the new ceiling within a few days and with minimal disruption to your home and family.

Other benefits of PCL tiled conservatory roofs

Compliance with building regulations approval

Our warm roof system is designed and tested to meet all the necessary building regulations.

Flexible design

You can choose from a range of tiles with different finishes and colours to complement the appearance of your existing conservatory and the rest of your house.


One of the answers to the question ‘What is the best roof for a conservatory?’ has to be ‘the one I can afford.’

We know the price has to be right, and our solid roof systems offer great value for money.

You can get an idea of the likely cost by using our quick quotes form here.

Highest quality

Our conservatory roofs are all manufactured in our own factory in Radcliffe near Manchester according to your requirements and the dimensions of your existing conservatory structure.

How to find out more

You can browse our website for more information on our replacement conservatory roofs.

If you have any questions, contact our friendly sales team for advice on 0161 300 4900.

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