When planning a new or replacement conservatory roof, choosing the right type of glass is crucial to you and your family’s future comfort. The original conservatory roof material, glass conservatory roofs remain popular for a variety of reasons. Light, airy, and visually striking, with a contemporary glass conservatory roof there’s no need to worry about draughts, leaks, or cracks either, all eliminated through modern construction methods.

So, if you’re wondering what the best conservatory roof glass is, by the end of this blog you’ll be in a much better place to decide how to create the glass roof conservatory of your dreams.

White lean to conservatory

White lean to conservatory

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What type of glass is used on a conservatory roof?

To comply with building regulations, glazing in critical locations must use toughened or laminated safety glass to protect those inside from adverse weather conditions. Laminated glass stays in place when broken, instead of shattering into tiny jagged pieces that could cause harm and injury.

Self cleaning conservatory roof glass

Self-cleaning glass works by loosening and burning off any built-up debris on the surface of the glass for crystal clear views all year round. All our glazed conservatory roofs are self-cleaning as standard, so you don’t need to worry about any maintenance to keep it looking newer for longer.

Low-e glass for conservatories

Low-emissivity glass (aka Low-e glass) prevents heat escaping through the glass and reflects internal heat back into the space. Effectively retaining heat through the winter months, Low-E glass is particularly popular with north or east-facing conservatories that don’t get much sunlight.

Solar control conservatory roof glass

White conservatory with tinted glass roof

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Solar control glass features a special tinted coating designed to reduce the amount of solar energy entering the space. Often featuring a beautiful blue tint, different shades offer different levels of solar reflection and light transmission; the more solar protection, the lower the light transmission and vice versa. Solar control glass is preferred in south and west-facing conservatories where overheating is likely to occur.

Providing three fantastic options, compare their unique properties below.

ProductSunshade/Low EBlue/Low ENeutral/Low E

Ambi-SunShade blue Ambi-blue Ambi-neutral
U-value 1.0 1.0 1.0
Solar heat reflection 82% 78% 68%
Light transmission 25% 28% 39%
Self-cleaning ✔️ ✔️ ✔️


At Wolverhampton Glass, self-cleaning, low-e, and solar control features work in harmony to keep energy bills low and appreciation of your conservatory space high.

Are glass conservatory roofs any good?

Glass roof conservatory

The benefits of glazed conservatory roofs include:

  • They’re light and bright
  • Far-reaching sky views
  • Cool in summer, warm in winter
  • Can notably reduce energy bills as less electricity is used to heat and illuminate the space
  • Modern glass is much more efficient than old polycarbonate roofing
  • Glass provides better acoustic insulation compared to old polycarbonate
  • Glass degrades much slower than old polycarbonate
  • Will last at least 20 years with little to no maintenance

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Made-to-measure gorgeous glass conservatory roofs in the West Midlands

Whether you’re looking for a glass conservatory roof installation, replacement or a modern hybrid glass roof finished with tiles or solid sections, forward-thinking homeowners in the Midlands choose Wolverhampton Glass for bespoke A+ energy-rated home improvements.

Get a quote or contact us to get your renovation project off the ground with a company that truly cares.

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