How to choose your roofing materials

There are three different choices to decide on a roofing material for your uPVC conservatories and classroom: polycarbonate, composite FRP or glass roofing.

Glass is the costliest choice, but it considerably decreases this issue. It humidifies the noise by absorbing it and makes it much quieter. It can be relaxed to watch the rainfall outside and over your head, while you stay dry indoors.

The cheaper option of composite FRP roofing consists of a 15 mm thick, isolated glazed ceiling. You can buy it in various colours, including bronze, opal and transparent. The additional solar foil, integrating it into the roofing to reduce excessive heating and unwanted sunlight during the peak summer months, can be chosen. The amount of light can get through a transparent panel or tam lay sang composite is 80% to 85%. Although fibreglass reinforced plastic is surely an economic alternative, sound amplification is also poor. This means that the sounds of every rainfall on the roof are amplified when the rainfall rains. This is a disadvantage, given our annual precipitation in the UK!

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One of the most common types today is a UPVC preservatory with a glass ceiling. It gives you a wonderful perspective while looking up, creating a sense of openness and being outside. The transparency and clarity of glass have much better advantages than FRP. Although it goes the opposite way, it’s much more visible when the glass gets dirty.

The state-of-the-art self-purifying glass is another contemporary characteristic. Consisting of a unique dual process, natural light and rainwater are actually used by the self-cleaning glass to remove and clear organically built dirt. This science implies a thin layer of sunlight to produce a photocatalysis that loosens and break down dirt. It has the effect of reacting with sun rays. It also divides water droplets into a thin movie that dries out and looks unhappy on your ceiling without leaving a dried spot. This offers complete effectiveness by turning a possible adverse component such as precipitation into a beneficial one. This method can prove to be very helpful, as it can be difficult to reach the roof to clean.

Over the years, radical advances in glass technology have taken place, providing a whole fresh array of alternatives to conservatory owners. In addition to double vitreous, heavy insulation glass is also available for thermal retention during cold periods and solar covering, which reduces overheating and powerful glare during the summer. This enables you to control your conservatory temperature throughout the year, which helps you to get the most from it. It also enables you to save money on your heating account.

The glass roofing benefits are above those of composite material, and the only true point of reference is cost. It could well be a worthwhile investment if you want the best from your uPVC conservatory but plan to use it all year round.

Lưu Hoàng Giang is proud to be the proprietor of conservatories and especially interested in roofing, and the latest developments in the production of glass for such roofs.