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Glass or Polycarbonate Conservatory Roofing? Which is Better?

Are you thinking of having a new conservatory in your home or property? Conservatories are well loved because of their ability to let in a huge amount of light and space into a room thanks to its transparent roof and walls. But when it comes to the roof of a conservatory, homeowners like you are often faced with this question, “Which one is better – a glass roof or a polycarbonate roof?”


Since these two materials are both transparent, you can write a check on your checklist for these two materials. However, there is still something different about them that could all-together, dictate the winner for your conservatory. Read on to find out which conservatory roof material is better.


Glass Roof


Glass conservatory roofs were unheard of a few years ago. But now, they are growing popular among many UK homeowners for many reasons. One is that a glass roof for your conservatory will provide you better thermal performance. This will keep your conservatory a lot cooler in the summer and a lot warmer during the winter. Two, glass can effectively reduce the sound of rain falling on your roof.


Three, you can have self-cleaning glass installed, which is activated by sunlight to clean your roof. UV rays aren’t a problem with a laminated glass roof either because it can cut around 90% of the sun’s UV rays.


Lastly, you can make your roof a lot safer by installing toughened or laminated glass to prevent break-ins incise intruders try to gain entry into your home through the conservatory.


Polycarbonate Roof


Polycarbonate roofs have gained a lot of good feedback among many UK residents who have tried them for their conservatory. Polycarbonate roofs are a lot cheaper than other materials and are less expensive to have installed because of its weight. Moreover, its high flexibility is an advantage for homeowners who have different roof shapes for their conservatory.


Apart from those features, a polycarbonate roof has higher impact resistance. This means that it is less likely to break because of golf balls, birds, hail, and heavy snow falling on your conservatory’s roof. You can expect a good 10 to 15 years with your polycarbonate roof.


Which one is better?


Both of these two roof materials have their own strengths and benefits. It's just a matter of identifying which one suits your needs better. Now that you have read both their respective features, you should be able to get an idea of which one can perform better for your conservatory.

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