Why installers must tap into the replacement roof market

The home improvement market across the UK has boomed in the last 18 months. Spending endless months indoors and within the same four walls has encouraged homeowners to look more closely at their homes and the changes they’d like to make. Steve Hacking, managing director at SupaLite, considers the opportunities.

With more people working from home on a permanent basis, they’re re-evaluating their existing space to see what rooms can be transformed into the ideal home office. And, for many, conservatories are the perfect solution.

But traditional polycarbonate and glass roof conservatories, which first became popular in the 1980s, are unfortunately unusable for most of the year as temperatures can be difficult to regulate in both the hotter and cooler months.

With outstanding thermal efficiency and a hard-wearing design, SupaLite tiled roof replacements are what’s needed to create a more usable temperature-controlled space.

Our solutions are ready-made to provide them with exactly what they want.

Home improvements are showing no signs of slowing down in 2022. Installers need to be tapping into the replacement roof market, and our easy-to-install products do just the job to keep their customers happy.

With lower energy bills, and the potential to add thousands to the value of their property, it’s not surprising homeowners want to replace the roof on their conservatories.

SupaLite’s high-performance tiled roof system uses lightweight aluminium beams and rafters, and is still incredibly popular with installers. With 150mm high-density insulation and high-performance ExtraLight roof tiles, the product is lightweight, easy to install and is a perfect solution to improve the performance of traditional conservatories. It can also achieve an exceptionally low U-value rating of 0.18W/ m²K.

The SupaLite roof can also reach U-values as low as 0.15W/m²K thanks to the SupaLite +PLUS specification, which features the same popular design and benefits as the standard roof, but extra insulated panels to achieve the additional rating.

The leading conservatory roof manufacturer has also developed a hybrid roof system called SkyVista, by combining SupaLite’s lightweight tiled roof with high-performance glazed feature panels.

With excellent U-value properties and effective solar control, a full array of design options, compatibility with numerous conservatory styles, two colour options, and the choice of slate roof tiles or SupaLite’s ExtraLight textured steel tiles, SkyVista allows consumers to have the unrivalled thermal performance of a SupaLite system, while benefitting from higher levels of natural light.

All of our products are high-performance systems that are highly desirable and incredibly easy to manufacture and install.

SkyVista also now comes as a glazing cassette which means the glass units can be lifted and dropped into place, making it as easy for installers as possible.

Despite the recent challenges the sector has faced, SupaLite has stayed ahead of the competition and maintained its reputation as a leading replacement roof solution.

In fact, in the last 18 months, we have invested in our workforce and a new machining centre. We increased our capacity and productivity levels, and continued to deliver an exceptional standard for our customers.

Making sure our service levels haven’t dropped has been critical during this time. Fabricators and installers are dealing with a huge increase in customer demand and thanks to the relationship we have with our supply chain partners, we’ve been able to maintain our two-week lead time.