Is a clad over conservatory roof a good solution?

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Is a clad over conservatory roof a good solution?

A clad over conservatory roof can be a cheap route to a solid conservatory roof but beware, clad over conservatory roofs are best avoided.

Replacing your traditional glass conservatory roof with a solid roof is a rapidly increasing trend in the home improvement industry because of all of the benefits that come along with it. It can be a very exciting time, getting a solid replacement conservatory roof so that you can enjoy your conservatory all year round, but it can be very confusing too. So many options, different costs, how do you know which is right for you?

Whatever you do, don’t fall victim to the ‘clad-over cowboys’ out there. As we all know, if something looks too good to be true it usually is. Just because a solid conservatory roof looks good, it doesn’t mean that the quality of the roof is what it should be.

What is a clad-over conservatory roof?

Clad-over conservatory roofs are a solid roof, usually made from timber, tiles, plasterboard and some sort of insulation. Usually, a clad-over roof is, as the name suggests, is just placed over the top of the original polycarbonate or glass roof. Placing a solid roof on top of an existing conservatory roof is a real no-no.

Why should a clad-over conservatory roof be avoided?

The worrying thing about a clad-over conservatory roof is that the original structure of the conservatory is more than likely not strong enough to hold a solid roof. It’s not built to handle the weight of two roofs! The big problem is that it’s hard to spot a botched job until you start getting problems. A clad-over roof can look almost as good as a professionally fitted, specifically designed roofing system. The quality of them, however, is not.

What is the alternative to a clad-over conservatory roof?

Cheap isn’t always best. It’s critical that you choose a solution that is specifically designed to do the job properly. A solid SupaLite tiled conservatory roof system is exactly that.

The SupaLite roof system has been designed to fit existing conservatory window frames, the only structurally built, lightweight tiled roof system, SupaLite roofing comes with a wide range of exterior tiles and fascia’s meaning no matter your home’s appearance, there is a SupaLite roofing system to suit you.

SupaLite tiled conservatory roof systems are specially designed to replace the traditional conservatory roofs and professionally fitted by a team of experts so you can rest assured they are fit for the job.

You can find out more about the SupaLite tiled conservatory roof system here.

Don’t take the risk with a clad-over roof, speak to one of our expert advisors to find the right solution for you.

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