Both glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs come with their own set of pros and cons. If you are planning to get a conservatory installed, what should be your ideal choice of the roof? Here are a few things of both the options that will allow you to weigh the pros and cons right to arrive at the right decision.
A conservatory adds value to the property.
Glass conservatory roof - If you are looking for aesthetics, a glass roof is a clear winner as it looks nicer and lets in more light. It is also less noisey during rainfall. A A glass conservatory roof often means cheaper fuel bills as they retain more heat and provide better insulation as compared to the polycarbonate ones. Another positive about the glass roofs is that there are self-cleaning options available. These come with a special coating that breaks down the dirt which can be easily washed away. But glass being clear, the dirt is seen immediately. In the case of opaque polycarbonate roofs, it is much difficult to spot the dirt on it.
On the other hand a polycarbonate roof is a good choice in the event of a tight budget as it is much cheaper.
Polycarbonate roofs are easier to handle and more difficult to break as compared to glass. Ideal if the conservatory is to be positioned where tiles etc may fall on it! As the plastic roof is that much lighter the structural design can be that much more economical. A polycarbonate roof will have less sun glare as compared to a glass roof.