Thinking about switching your conservatory roof from uPVC to tiled

Conservatory refurbished with a Metrotile Lightweight Roof System Shingle Charcoal

When it comes to your conservatory’s roof you have a number of options available to you, but one of the most common materials is uPVC or to give it its full name unplasticised polyvinyl chloride. It’s a strong plastic material that’s also very lightweight and flexible. uPVC was traditionally used as a cheap lightweight solution for conservatory roofs.

There are certainly some benefits to uPVC conservatory roofs but there are some notable downsides as well. A uPVC roof is great during the spring and summer but when there’s less sunshine in the autumn and virtually none in the winter it can make your conservatory a very uncomfortable place to be.

And while it’s certainly useful during the spring and summer it can easily cause your conservatory to become too hot as well. We all want to be warm in our conservatories, don’t we? But when you’re too hot it can easily become a very uncomfortable place to relax.

A uPVC roof is very strong and weather resistant which is a good thing but once again there are some issues with them. They are good at keeping the weather out but they can be very noisy, rain hitting uPVC roofing is not going to be very pleasant to the ears.

Switching to a tiled, solid roof?

Thankfully solving the problems that come with a uPVC roof is simpler than you might think, you can switch your uPVC to a solid tiled one! At Metrotile we offer an amazing solid roof conversion service that can be used to transform any conservatory.

A tiled, solid roof offers a number of advantages over a uPVC one, first of all, it will last much longer and from a purely cosmetic point of a view a tiled roof will look a lot nicer. You could even opt for matching tiles to your home to make it look like a natural home extension if you like.

A tiled roof also solves the problems that hold back a uPVC roof, the noise caused by rain, hail and the weather, in general, will be much less noticeable. And while a uPVC roof is strong and solid, tiled one will be a lot stronger and much longer lasting. Also meaning there is an increase in the security provided by the roof from break-ins.

The other important advantage that a tiled, solid roof has over a uPVC one is the fact that it makes your conservatory a much more comfortable space whatever the time of year is. We mentioned earlier how one of the main problems with a uPVC roof is the fact that it can cause your conservatory to be too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

With a tiled, solid roof this won’t be an issue because it will help a lot with your conservatories insulation. You’ll get a cooler more comfortable temperature during the spring and summer and a cosy and warm temperature during the autumn and winter. If you want to enjoy your conservatory all year round then a tiled, solid roof is the best option all round.

Metrotile’s lightweight metal roof tiles are 7 times lighter than traditional roofing materials putting much less stress on the conservatory foundations and allowing the benefits of having roof tiles. A Metrotile conservatory roof conversion could help transform your conservatory into an amazing space you can use all year round. For more information on how we can help you fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you or call our team on 01249 658 514.