Polycarbonate Versus Glass Conservatory Roofing: Which Is Better?

If you are considering getting a conservatory fitted, you may not have considered what type of roof you want. This can be an important decision for a number of reasons, ranging from noise levels to appearance and heat retention.

Each of the options available have many pros and cons and it all comes down to what you expect you will use the space for. If it is something you will be using on a daily basis, for example a dining area or kitchen space, you are going to have a different opinion to somewhere you might only use sporadically throughout the year, maybe for special occasions such as birthdays and family events.

polyroofPolycarbonate Conservatory Roofing

Polycarbonate roofing for your conservatory is much cheaper when compared to the prices for a glass roof, sometimes by as much as 3 or 4 times. If you are having a conservatory fitted on a strict budget, this will probably be the best option for you.

It is important to weigh up the cost of polycarbonate roofing compared to glass when it comes to natural insulation, as it generally lacks these benefits. However, you can counteract this with solar inserts that give home owners a warm and cosy conservatory without the expense of glass.

When it comes to appearance, polycarbonate roofing isn’t as pleasing on the eye but this is something you may find yourself sacrificing for lower costs and sufficient functionality.

glassroofGlass Conservatory Roofing

Glass roofs are considered to be the best, with the major reason being that they are more efficient energy wise, as they can help hold heat in, meaning your conservatory is much warmer during the summer months. Because of the heat retaining advantage, you can benefit from money savings on your heating bill and it means that you don’t need to splash out on extras such as electric radiators.

Other advantages to glass roofs include that they are less likely to get scratches and are more resistant to harsher weather conditions. However, it is more expensive to opt for a glass roof, so bear this in mind when making your decision.