The Leka roof is a solid conservatory roofing system that can replace a conservatory roof in existing builds or substitute a glazed roof in new builds.
By installing a solid roof, your conservatory benefits from proper insulation, a tiled appearance that matches your home, and significantly reduced glare. Your conservatory is nicer to use and an enjoyable feature of your home.
The Leka roof is also the first choice for a conservatory roof replacement where efficiency and quality are desired. Contractors choose the Leka roof ahead of competitors because it is built to last with a substantial 40-year guarantee on components.
The top three benefits of a Leka roof address the common issues cited by homeowners with their glass or polycarbonate conservatories. Here are those three main benefits:
Regulates temperature better
The number one reason homeowners don’t like their conservatory is that it’s too cold in winter and too warm in summer. Glass and polycarbonate roofs have a greenhouse effect in summer and let too much heat escape in winter.
Warm roof conservatories solve both these issues. Whereas a polycarbonate roof might have a U value of 1.75 and a glass roof has a U Value of 1.0, the Leka roof has a U value of 0.15, which is probably better than the roof on your house. This means warm air gets trapped in winter, and solid construction means no greenhouse effect can occur in summer. The room is, therefore, more usable all year round.
If you have an old polycarbonate or glazed roof on your conservatory, it’s probably past its best and was never very efficient, to begin with. The Leka roof will eliminate draughts and cold spots to keep the room comfortable.
The second most commonly cited reason homeowners do not like their conservatory is because of glare. This is a massive issue because it gets worse at the time of year you want to use your conservatory most – summer.
The truth is that glass and polycarbonate conservatory roofs always create a significant amount of glare. Remedies like shutters, blinds, and window film can effectively reduce glare, but they are temporary solutions to the problem and do not eliminate it. In the case of blinds and shutters, the result is an ugly product covering up the roof and reducing the space’s openness.
The Leka roof is a better solution. No sunlight can penetrate below by replacing a glazed or polycarbonate roof with a solid roof. Light can’t get through a solid roof, and you don’t have to give up the ability to create more light – you can have Velux windows installed, which have remote-controlled blinds built in.
It matches up with your house tiles
The third most commonly cited reason homeowners do not like their conservatory is that it doesn’t match the style of the house. This is because the glazed or polycarbonate roof doesn’t match the house’s lovely, tiled roof.
The Leka warm roof solves this problem because it is a solid roof with a tiled construction. The engineered tiles used – which are manufactured by Tapco or Metrotile – perfectly mimic the appearance of natural slate or concrete and are available in a wide range of different colours to match the roof of your house. These tiles are also more robust than the real thing, so they last longer and are less prone to breaking.
There are also no design limitations with the Leka roof, which can match the original pitch of your old conservatory roof or modify it in pitch or style. The Leka roof can replace Victorian, Edwardian, lean-to and combination roofs.
Each Leka roof is designed and built to order and installed by a Leka-approved UK installer. On average, it takes 2-3 days to erect and can usually replace the roof on conservatories without additional support or bracing.
Is the Leka roof suitable for you?
A solid conservatory roof costs around 30% more than a glazed roof, but the insulation, appearance, and glare benefits are enormous. With the Leka roof, your conservatory feels like an extension rather than a bolt-on product.