Is a Glass Roof Better Than Tiles?

So you’re thinking about upgrading the roof of your conservatory or extension, and the question arises: should I choose a glass roof or a tiled roof? Glass roofs are a hugely popular design choice for residential and commercial projects, serving to brighten the space and add a sense of subtle sophistication.

Crafted using high quality aluminium, our glass roofs can achieve optimal thermal efficiency, security and style to enhance any home. A high quality glass roof offers an elegant solution for those looking to add plenty of natural light into their space. A more sophisticated and innovative option to brighten your home, however, is to incorporate glass into the roof of your home in the form of a roof lantern or rooflight. To learn more about the ways our various glass roof installations can enhance your home, read our expert article below!

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Glass Roof Lanterns

Glass roof lanterns have proven themselves to be a highly popular option for letting natural light flood into a room, without having to compromise comfort, weatherproofing or security. Due to the inherent qualities of aluminium, these roof lanterns are able to bypass the bulk of timber or uPVC to secure contemporary standards with a slimline frame.

To achieve modern thermal efficiency, our aluminium roof lanterns are fitted with high performance polyamide inserts that work to increase heat retention. This allows them to achieve an impressive U-value, retaining heat even during the harshest conditions that the British weather can muster. In turn, this could help homeowners to simultaneously reduce their heating bills and carbon footprint through our aluminium roof lanterns.

As we use premium grade aluminium during the manufacturing process of our aluminium roof lanterns, they are able to achieve outstanding structural integrity while still maintaining a beautiful aesthetic. This also allows the aluminium roof lanterns to let in more natural light and offer greater aerial views, serving to open and enhance any room that they are installed into. Choose Glass Roofs UK for all your aluminium roof lantern needs and transform your space in an instant.


Glass rooflights are an ultra slim and aesthetically pleasing solution for your Aldershot project. The contemporary style suits both modern and period buildings to achieve a great look wherever it is situated. Performance of our rooflight is industry leading in U values and weather durability which has been tested to ensure the product surpasses all current regulations and will withstand the test of time.

All our rooflights are pitched at an angle of 5 degrees as an industry standard to ensure minimal pooling. We only use top specification glass, structurally calculated by our glass engineers to ensure safety and longevity of our fixed flat rooflights. This means that, whatever your project, you’ll be able to enjoy great value and high quality performance long after the initial installation of your rooflights.

All components used in the manufacture and installation are designed and made in Britain. The overall U-value of the rooflight is 1.6 using a double-glazed unit of 1.0. All rooflights are handmade by our highly trained staff who adhere to strict manufacturing guidelines and quality control ensuring our first is as good as our last. This means that we’ll always be able to offer a leading standard of quality with our fixed flat rooflights.

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Fixed Flat Rooflight
S1 Aluminium Roof Lantern

Benefits of Glass Roofs

Abundance of Natural Light:

A glass roof offers several advantages over traditional tiles. One of the main benefits is the abundance of natural light it brings into your home. A glass roof allows sunlight to flood your living space, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. This can make your home feel more spacious and inviting, and it can also help reduce the need for artificial lighting during the day, saving you energy and money.

Stunning Views:

In addition to the aesthetic appeal of natural light, a glass roof also provides stunning views of the sky and surrounding landscape. Whether you live in a picturesque countryside or a bustling city, a glass roof allows you to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings from the comfort of your home. It can create a sense of connection with nature and bring a calming and peaceful ambiance to your living space.

Versatility in Design:

Another advantage of a glass roof is its versatility in design. Glass roofs can be customised to fit the architectural style of your home and your personal preferences. Whether you prefer a modern and sleek design or a more traditional and elegant look, there are glass roof options available to suit your needs. Additionally, glass roofs can be shaped and designed to fit unique spaces, allowing for creative and innovative architectural solutions.


When it comes to maintenance, a glass roof is relatively low-maintenance compared to traditional tiles. Glass is a durable material that is resistant to weathering and fading. It does not require regular cleaning or painting like tiles do. However, it is important to keep in mind that glass roofs may require occasional cleaning to remove dirt and debris for optimal clarity and performance.

Energy Efficiency:

In terms of energy efficiency, a glass roof can provide excellent insulation properties. Modern glass roof systems are designed to be energy-efficient, with features such as thermal breaks and low-emissivity coatings that help regulate temperature and reduce heat loss. This can result in energy savings and a more comfortable living environment throughout the year.