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4 Benefits Of Fitting A Solid Roof To Your Extension

One of the most notable innovations within the home improvement sector in the last decade has been the production of the solid roof. 

This lightweight slate or tile roof covering can be custom-made to replace the tired old glass and polycarbonate roofing systems attached to any conservatory or orangery style. 

It takes no time to fit the product either. Within a few hours it can be made watertight and just a few days later, completely finished. 

The two most popular solid tiled roofs are the Guardian Warm Roof and UltraRoof 380, both of which are available at James Oliver. 

More and more customers are buying conservatories and orangeries with solid roofs ready-fitted to them and you can understand why when you discover the benefits of them:

1.Greater thermal insulation

Have you ever walked inside a conservatory or orangery with an old roof attached to it in the middle of summer or during the winter? Chances are, you either felt like you needed to strip off because it was too hot, or scurried to put a jacket on to keep warm. The addition of a solid roof will weatherproof an extension and ensure that outdoor temperatures don’t affect the internal feel of the building. 

2.Less costly than starting from scratch

It will cost you an awful lot less to have a solid roof integrated into your current extension than to have the structure knocked down and rebuilt. There’s no reason to do that any way as you can often have a solid roof fitted and retain the existing windows, doors and base. Should any of those components need replacing, they can be, prior to the installation of the roof. 

3.Genuine-looking tiles and slates

Looking at them and touching them, you could easily be convinced that the tiles and slates used to create a solid roof were real, but they’re not. They imitate them stylistically, but are far more hard-wearing. non-porous, and unlikely to break or crack once the weather gets hold of them. They’ll also can also be colour-matched to the tiles and slates on the roof of your house. 


Although there can at times be something therapeutic about listening to the rain crashing down onto your conservatory roof, it can get annoying after a while. If that, or nearby noise, is causing you too much of a headache, you’ll be glad to know that a solid roof provides impressive acoustics and will stop you needing to stick your fingers in your ears!

Solid roof extensions are included in our big Summer Sale if you fancy owning and buying one for a superb price.

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