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One of the most common faults with existing conservatories is how chilly they can become. For somewhere that may be used for relaxation, it is important that conservatories remain at a comfortable temperature. Whether it’s Edwardian, Victorian, Lean-To, Gable-End, P-Shaped, Loggia or Bespoke Conservatories, since the walls are predominantly glass, some degree of heat loss will be inevitable in the winter. However, if you are looking to upgrade or install a new conservatory, then a tiled roof will help to reduce heat loss. Keep reading to find out more.

Tiled conservatory roofs

Tiled conservatory roofs are becoming increasingly popular due to their thermal efficiency. As a result, energy bills will be reduced as there is less thermal energy waste, improving your property’s carbon footprint.

To measure the amount of heat lost through a structure, U-value is used to provide a figure for this. U-value is calculated by the rate of transfer of heat through a structure (which can be a single material or a composite), divided by the difference in temperature across that structure. Tiled conservatory roofs produce an extremely low U-value which is why many resort to a tiled conservatory roof replacement.

For example, here at Homebrite Windows, our tiled roof conservatories can achieve U-values as low as 0.16! To give you an example of how low this figure is, single–glazing usually achieves a U-value of 5.6 and double–glazing with a 16-20mm gap usually achieves a U-value of 3.0. Our tiled roof conservatories are extremely energy efficient and can help to keep your conservatory as warm as possible.

If your conservatory uses polycarbonate, we would suggest opting for a tiled roof replacement. Polycarbonate is a cheap material that has very little insulation, meaning cold air can quickly enter your home. Polycarbonate also doesn’t protect your conservatory from getting too hot in the summer either, so if you are looking to improve it then please get in contact with us here.

Other methods to help warm up your conservatory

Underfloor heating

Instead of using bulky radiators or electric heaters, underfloor heating can subtly warm up your conservatory – bottom up. Having this switched on will make your conservatory the perfect winter spot! You may think underfloor heating will add to your bills, but this system is independent of your central heating and will be cheaper to run.

Conservatory blinds

A more cost-effective method of warming up your conservatory is by installing blinds over your windows. They are ideal for controlling heat loss as they can cover draughty areas, preventing heat from escaping, whilst also reducing condensation.

Contact Homebrite Windows

If you are looking for conservatory improvements or are thinking of having one installed, you can contact us here and we can assess your requirements to produce a highly competitive quote for you. We install conservatories in Kent and South East London.

Conservatory heat issues

Not only do tiled conservatory roofs reduce heat loss in the winter, they can also moderate the temperature in the summer; one of the other main issues with existing conservatories is their sauna-like properties. Just like a greenhouse, polycarbonate roofs allow the sun to stream into the conservatory which can make it unbearably hot. A solid, tiled roof doesn’t allow the sun through, creating a more even and enjoyable temperature.


Tiled conservatory roofs are an excellent solution to reducing heat loss. Why not take a look at our different roofing options here, along with our other stunning conservatory options.
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