Comparing Conservatory Roof Styles

When considering a conservatory for your home, one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is choosing the right roof style. The roof not only plays a crucial role in the overall aesthetics of your conservatory but also affects its functionality and performance. In this article, we will compare different conservatory roof styles to help you make an informed decision for your home improvement project – whether you’re designing a conservatory from scratch or, later, replacing the roof.

Here at Reading Trade Windows, we offer a wide range of conservatory roof styles to help homeowners to make the most of their space. It’s the perfect way to take an underperforming space that’s too hot or cold, or simply doesn’t suit the aesthetics of your home anymore, and transform it into something new. 

Talk to our team about our replacement roof styles, or use our online quoting engine to get a competitive guide price for supply only or supply and fit conservatory roofs. 

Lean-To Roof

The Lean-To roof style is a popular choice for bungalows due to its lower height. It features a single-sloped roof that rests against the property, maximizing natural light and creating a basic square or rectangle shape. This style is known for its simplicity and is suitable for those looking for a minimalist design.

Gable Roof

The Gable roof style is characterized by a high vaulted roof and an upright triangular-shaped front panel. It works well with period properties and creates a grand statement. The Gable roof allows for maximum light and space utilization, making it ideal for those who want a spacious and airy conservatory.

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Victorian Roof

Inspired by traditional gothic architecture, the Victorian-style conservatory roof is ornate and steeply pitched. It offers flexibility in terms of pitch height and configuration and can complement both traditional and modern homes. The Victorian roof adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to your conservatory.

Edwardian Roof

Similar to the Victorian roof style, the Edwardian roof is better suited for smaller or simpler spaces. It tends to be pitched and made up of three sections sloping upwards. The Edwardian roof maximizes the interplay of light and space within your conservatory, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere.

Solid Roof

If you prefer a more solid and insulated roof option, a solid roof is worth considering. It can be tiled or a warm roof option, blending the look of your extension with your home. Solid roofing can be customised with skylights and glass panels to maximise natural light while providing superior insulation and energy efficiency.

Conservatory Roof Materials

As well as the style, another important thing to consider is the material of your replacement roof. Generally, you will find three main types: polycarbonate, solid tiled and glass

According to The Eco Experts, polycarbonate roofs are generally the most cost-effective, while a glass roof of the same size will be more costly, and solid tiled roofs more expensive still. Naturally, for the increased cost, you might see additional benefits including thermal efficiency, a wider range of style and customisation options, and improved durability. 

Additionally, the price will vary based on individual sizes, styles and specifications, so it’s always best to contact your local supplier like us at Reading Trade Windows to get a bespoke price. 

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Benefits of Replacement Conservatory Roofs 

Industry mainstay Checkatrade outlines a number of key benefits of conservatory roof upgrades, such as better sound insulation. Some roofs can get quite noisy in the rain, for example, whereas solid or glass conservatory roofs are much quieter. 

Furthermore, Roofreads’ self-proclaimed ultimate guide goes into detail about the visual features that go with better performance, such as improved aesthetics and usability. Alongside making a conservatory more usable all year round with better thermal control and overall comfort, a replacement roof will create a more attractive space both inside and out, ideal for socialising, relaxing or however you plan to use your room. 

Conservatory Roofs at Reading Trade Windows 

Here at Reading Trade Windows, we understand that choosing the perfect conservatory roof style for your home improvement project is a significant investment. We offer exceptional service, attention to detail, and practical experience to help you make the best decision for your needs. Our conservatory roofs are designed for stylish aesthetics, bespoke designs, thermal efficiency and exceptional durability.

Whether you’re looking to add a Lean-To roof for a minimalist look, a Gable roof for a grand statement, or a Victorian roof for an elegant touch, Reading Trade Windows has the expertise to deliver high-quality conservatory roofs tailored to your preferences. We also offer solid roofs, tiled roofs, and uPVC roofs to suit different styles and requirements.

To get started, you can request a free personalised quote through our online quoting engine. Simply input your choice of styles and your home’s dimensions, and we will provide you with a quote. Alternatively, you can contact our friendly team using the online contact form or by giving us a call on 0118 338 1600. We will be happy to discuss your requirements and guide you through the process.

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Steve has been with Reading Trade Windows for many years and has worked in the fenestration industry for even longer. His experience makes him a valuable asset to the team, and he is always happy to show his news, views and advice here on our blog.