The Benefits of Lightweight Conservatory Roof Tiles
If you have a conservatory, you’ll know that it’s a great extra room on your home – a room where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine and get the feel of the great outdoors, even on the coldest days. A little bit of sunshine goes a long way when it comes to sitting in a conservatory – the sun warms it up in the daytime, making it a great place to relax, eat and enjoy life without feeling closed in by walls. The all-round windows mean that you can sit there and enjoy your garden without having to go outside. If you have a bird-feeder you’ve probably sited it right where you can watch the birds from the comfort of an easy chair – you don’t disturb them as you would if you were sitting in the garden and you can watch their hilarious antics to your heart’s content.
However, if you have a polycarbonate roof on your conservatory, you’ve probably noticed that there are some disadvantages that could lead to you not using your conservatory as much as you had planned. To start with, the conservatory will get very hot in summer, sometimes unbearably so and you end up longing for cooler weather so that you can make the most of your additional room. Then the winter comes and the conservatory seems to be cold, too cold to sit in comfortably – this is because it’s losing its heat through the polycarbonate roof.
When it rains the conservatory gets noisy – the raindrops lashing down on the roof mean that you can hardly hear yourself think, let alone speak. The rain hammers down (as it does throughout the year here in the UK) making your conservatory unusable on so many days of the year. Instead of being the sunny retreat that you envisioned, the conservatory ends up being a no go area for so many days of the year and you may be wondering why you didn’t just add a utility room instead!
Well, those problems are becoming a thing of the past thanks to new types of lightweight roof tiles that are brilliantly suited for use on conservatories. There are lightweight tiles that look like slate but are a fraction of the weight, meaning you can use them on the conservatory roof without any fear of compromising the delicate structure of the conservatory. They don’t break or crack, even if they’re dropped or walked on and they come in a range of different colours so you can choose the ones that will complement the exterior of your home best. What’s more, if you choose the right lightweight conservatory roof tiles, they should be fully compliant with BBA Standards (including a fire rating which is necessary in building materials nowadays) and a decent warranty, ensuring that your new conservatory roof will stand the test of time.
If you’d like to make more use of your conservatory then why not look into having lightweight roof tiles installed? It will be quieter, warmer in winter and cooler in summer – you’ll still get the great all-round views through the window but will be sitting in a much more comfortable room – a room you really can use all year round, and not just when the weather allows.