Tiled Roof Or Glass Roof?

Published on 31 August 2021 at 14:02

Why should I choose a tiled roof over glass?

Why should you choose a tiled roof? And what benefits will it bring you?

Many people choose tiled roofing over traditional glass or polycarbonate ones in a bid to increase energy efficiency.

Conservatories with old outdated roofs can sometimes be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

Tiled roofs help to control the temperature along with increasing property value and being an attractive option for the environmentally conscious.

Lastly tiled roofs are available in a wide range of finishes, allowing you to pick a design that matches your homes exterior.


A conservatory tiled roof is becoming a very popular option for properties with older conservatories in need of upgraded. These conservatories blend well with existing brickwork and are often chosen to complement a home’s overall aesthetics whilst maintaining existing structures, frames and basework.


This type of roofing material is also appropriate for those who happen to live in a conservation area or listed property. Planning permission for conservatories with tiled roofs is generally a lot easier to satisfy and the process can be quick and simple when dealing with a reputable and accredited installer.


Traditional conservatory roofs can cause your extension to be too cold in the winter and too hot during the summer. This is why many home owners decide to replace their UPVC or glass conservatory roofs to tiles.

Common problems with glass conservatory roofs:


  • Too hot during the summer
  • Too cold during the winter
  • Can be too bright for TV


Without additional heating or cooling technologies, traditionally glazed or polycarbonate roofs can rarely be used all year round. Conservatory roof tiles will revitalise your additional living space so you can in fact, use it all year round.

The great thing is, a conservatory tiled roof provides these benefits without compromising too much on light.


The Benefits of Conservatories with Tiled Roofs


We have listed a number of benefits below:


Increased Value and Desirability

A conservatory tiled roof is a modern improvement which enables you to enjoy your conservatory every day. Converting your conservatory roof will immediately uplift and enhance your property. In turn, this will also increase the value of your home.


Great Appearance

A conservatory tiled roof allows you transform your conservatory from an under-used space into a warm and welcoming addition to your home. This is why tiled conservatory roofs are ideal replacements for ageing glass and polycarbonate roofs. They are a fantastic alternative roof for new conservatories too.


Improved Energy Efficiency

A conservatory tiled roof will really be a beautiful addition to your home. Not only will it improve the appearance of your conservatory but it will also contribute towards its overall energy efficiency. This means you will benefit from a thermally efficient conservatory.


Superb Acoustic Values

Moreover, tiled conservatory roofs provide for improved acoustics by reducing noise pollution.


Further Benefits:

  • Reduced glare
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Can be installed within a short period with minimal disruption


Replacement Conservatory Roofs

In terms of insulation, replacing your old conservatory roof with a tiled one can save you lots of valuable energy. It is also an affordable way of improve your current conservatory’s efficiency.


Tiled roofs are usually built on top of brickwork where the load is evenly spread. If you have a plastic or glass structure then a tiled roof may not be the best choice.

If you go ahead regardless then this can cause quite a problem if you are looking to sell your property.  Surveyors will scrutinize every aspect of your conservatory especially the roof. If they deem it unsafe then you may have to switch back to the original design or remove the conservatory altogether.


However, you can modify your existing structure in order to accommodate for a tiled roof. Be sure to choose experienced conservatory roofers, and check Planning Permission before you go ahead.


There are light weight tiled options available however, and an experienced installer will be able to recommend the best method of replacement. Additionally, your replacement Tiled Roof will be lower than the cost in a new conservatory!