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Published on March 28, 2023 10:29 PM

At Colin’s Sash Windows we offer all your glazing needs under one roof including the roof!

We offer ready-made custom built warm roofs for DIY conservatory roof replacement and for a warm roof for extensions including warm deck flat roofs sometimes called warm flat roofs.

Warm Roofs for Extensions

Buying a ready-made warm roof from us could save you £1000’s. There’s no need to employ expensive contractors. Our roof can be up in a day. There’s no waste generated on site which costs a fortune to dispose of.

When it comes to choosing the right roofing system for your extension, there are many options available. One of the most popular choices in the UK in recent years has been the warm roof system. In this blog post, we will explore what a warm roof is, its benefits, and why it has become such a preferred option for homeowners and builders.

What is a Warm Roof?

A warm roof is a type of roofing system that is designed to provide insulation on the outside of the building, which helps to keep the interior warm. Unlike a cold roof, where the insulation is placed between the roof structure and the interior of the building, the insulation in a warm roof is installed above the roof deck. This creates a continuous thermal envelope which reduces heat loss and minimises the risk of condensation.

The insulation in a warm roof is usually made of a material such as rigid foam board, which is placed on top of the roof deck. This is then covered with a waterproof membrane, such as a bituminous felt or a single-ply membrane. The waterproof membrane protects the insulation from the elements and helps to prevent water ingress.

Warm roofs

Benefits of a Warm Roof

There are many benefits to choosing a warm roof for your home or building. These include:

1. Improved Energy Efficiency
One of the main benefits of a warm roof is improved energy efficiency. By creating a continuous thermal envelope, a warm roof reduces heat loss through the roof, which can significantly reduce energy bills. This can be particularly beneficial in older buildings that may have poor insulation, where a warm roof can provide a cost-effective solution to improve energy efficiency.

2. Reduced Risk of Condensation
Condensation can be a problem in buildings with poor insulation or ventilation. When warm, moist air comes into contact with a cold surface, such as a roof, it can condense, leading to damp and mould growth. By placing the insulation on the outside of the building, a warm roof reduces the risk of condensation forming on the underside of the roof structure, which can help to prevent damp and mould growth.

3. Longer Lifespan
A warm roof can also help to extend the lifespan of the roof structure itself. By reducing temperature fluctuations, a warm roof can help to prevent cracking and other forms of damage to the roof materials. This means that a warm roof can potentially last longer than a cold roof, reducing the need for costly repairs or replacements in the long term.

4. Improved Indoor Comfort
A warm roof can also improve the indoor comfort of a building by reducing the risk of cold spots and drafts. By creating a more consistent temperature throughout the building, a warm roof can help to originate a more comfortable living space, particularly in the colder months.

5. Greater Design Flexibility
Finally, a warm roof can provide greater design flexibility than a cold roof. Because the insulation is placed on the outside of the building, there is more space available within the roof structure for other elements such as skylights or ventilation systems. This can help to create a more visually appealing and functional living space, with more natural light and better air quality.

6. We custom make your extensions warm roof in the factory. It’s then disassembled for delivery in kit form. It includes everything you need including plasterboard and guttering!

Choosing the Right Warm Roof System

There are many different types of warm roof systems available, and it’s important to choose the right one for your needs. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a warm roof system include:
1. Insulation Type
There are various types of insulation available, including rigid foam board, mineral wool, and spray foam. The type of insulation you choose will depend on factors such as cost, energy efficiency, and fire safety.
2. Waterproof Membrane
The waterproof membrane is an important component of a warm roof system, as it protects the insulation from the elements and prevents water ingress. There are many different types of waterproof membranes available, including bituminous felt, EPD.

Replacement ready-made DIY conservatory warm roofs

If you’re living in the UK and own a conservatory, you might have noticed that it’s not the most comfortable space to spend time in during the colder months. This is because traditional conservatory roofs tend to lose heat quickly, making them chilly and often unusable during winter.
Luckily, there’s a solution that can transform your conservatory into a warm and cosy space all year round – replacing the existing roof with a warm roof. In this blog post, we’ll explore what a warm roof is, the benefits of replacing your conservatory roof with one, and what the process involves.
What is a warm roof conservatory?
A warm roof is a type of roofing system that’s designed to improve thermal insulation and reduce heat loss. Unlike traditional conservatory roofs, which are typically made of glass or polycarbonate, warm roofs are made up of several layers of insulation, membrane, and covering, which work together to trap heat and prevent it from escaping.
Benefits of replacing your conservatory roof with a ready-made warm roof
There are several benefits to replacing your conservatory roof with a DIY tiled conservatory warm roof, including:
1. Improved thermal insulation: A warm roof can significantly improve the thermal efficiency of your conservatory, keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
2. Reduced energy bills: By improving the insulation of your conservatory, you’ll reduce the amount of heat lost and, as a result, reduce your energy bills.
3. Increased usability: With a warm roof, your conservatory will be a comfortable space to spend time in all year round, making it a more functional and valuable addition to your home.
4. Improved aesthetics: A warm roof can also improve the look of your conservatory, as you’ll have the option to choose from a range of stylish and modern finishes.
5. Your DIY conservatory roof kit from us will include everything you need to enjoy new room with a warmer roof including plasterboard and guttering. It’s built in the factory then disassembled for delivery

Ask Colin’s Sash Windows for your conservatory warm roof cost and enjoy your new room in winter and summer!

Colin Greenslade
Written by Colin Greenslade
I'm the founder of Colin's Sash Windows. I disrupted the sash windows market in the UK in 2014 by introducing fixed prices for uPVC sash windows in the UK. Before this they were generally only available at very high prices through window installers. Today our business is one of the market leaders in supply only windows, doors and roofs in the UK.

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