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SupaLite Roof vs Guardian Roof: A Detailed Review

October 27, 2023|News

If you have a conservatory, a fantastic way to make the most of this space, which is often unused, is to invest in a tiled replacement roof. In doing so, you’ll experience a range of benefits including improving your home’s energy efficiency, adding value to your home and completely transforming this additional area into a usable space.

With a number of conservatory roof replacements in the market, we’ve created this detailed review to help you examine the many benefits and features of the most popular systems, so you can be confident you’re investing in a tiled replacement roof that best suits your needs.

Read on for more.

What is a tiled conservatory roof replacement and why is it beneficial?

Before we begin, let’s start by exploring what a tiled conservatory roof system is and why it’ll be beneficial to your home.

The concept of a tiled conservatory roof replacement was created because the traditional conservatory roof, made from polycarbonate glass, was not able to successfully regulate indoor temperatures. This meant that conservatories would become extremely hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, so homeowners weren’t able to fully utilise this additional living space.

However, thanks to incredible advances in technology, specialist tiled conservatory roof replacements have been carefully crafted to give conservatories a new lease of life, fully transforming the space. With a high-quality, high-performing roof replacement, you will be able to use your conservatory for a number of things including an extra living room, extended kitchen/dining space, home office or gym.


The SupaLite Tiled Roof System vs The Guardian Roof

Unlike polycarbonate conservatory roofs, tiled roof replacements are manufactured with specialist materials, keeping the property well insulated so that the space can be used throughout the year.

When it comes to deciding which roof system would be the most suitable for your conservatory, it’s important to get a clear understanding of the key features and benefits of the options currently available on the market.

Today, there are two popular roof systems which have been used by homeowners up and down the country for many years. Let’s begin by closely exploring the SupaLite Tiled Roof System which initially launched in 2012.

SupaLite Tiled Roof System

Following years of extensive research and testing, the SupaLite conservatory roof has evolved into a well-crafted design which features lightweight aluminium frames, humidity proof insulation and custom tiles. Not only is it built to last, but it’s built and tested to guarantee it successfully meets all UK building regulation requirements.

Still going strong more than a decade after it was launched, this incredible system is compatible with various roof styles, it’s available in a number of bespoke colours and styles and delivers exceptional thermal performance helping to save money on heating costs – all while adding significant value to your home.

Some of the key features of the SupaLite Tiled Roof System include:

  • Lightweight aluminium roof, engineered and designed to last a lifetime
  • Incredible thermal performance, making savings on energy bills
  • Wide choice of tile and slate colours to match your existing roof
  • Approved building regulations compliant
  • Compatible with all conservatory roof styles including Edwardian, P-shape, Victorian five bay, Victorian Wide front and more


The Guardian Roof

Similarly to the SupaLite conservatory roof, the Guardian Roof is a high-performing lightweight system that has been specially designed to replace traditional polycarbonate glass roofs.

Engineered to replace an entire existing conservatory roof, the Guardian system is lightweight, highly efficient and made to measure to help you find the perfect match for your home.

If you select a Guardian Warm Roof, you can guarantee:

  • Fast and efficient installation
  • High-performing, high-quality roof system
  • Lower energy bills
  • Reduced external noise and sun glare
  • Improved temperature control
  • Building control compliance

Roof aesthetics

With a range of colours, designs and styles to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a replacement conservatory roof that perfectly compliments the existing style of your home.

Opt for the SupaLite roof and you can choose between five natural colours for the slate tiles and three colours for the ExtraLight tiles which offer exceptional performance.

Guardian Slate is also available in a choice of five natural colours ranging from grey, brown, black, terracotta or mulberry so you can be sure to add a touch of elegance to your home.

Skylight and roof lantern possibilities

If you’re looking for more natural light but still want to reap the many benefits of a tiled replacement roof, check out the SkyVista product that has been specially engineered by SupaLite.

This system is known as a hybrid product because it combines the SupaLite Tiled Roof with high-performance glazed panels and achieves exceptional thermal performance while allowing higher levels of natural light to flow through the space.

The SkyVista in particular features blue solar control glass that has self-cleaning abilities and is available in up to three metre lengths. It is an incredibly stylish and thermally efficient alternative for letting in more light without causing the space to overheat in the summer.

Alternatively, Guardian has developed its own Solstice Rooflight which fully integrates with the solid roof system and increases levels of light into the living space.


Can I change my conservatory roof without planning permission?

If your conservatory already exists, you don’t need planning permission because you aren’t building anything. However, you do need to ensure your roof complies with building regulations.

Offering the best UK replacement conservatory roofs at Tyneside Home Improvements

At Tyneside Home Improvements, our team of specialists have years of experience working closely with the SupaLite Tiled Roof System. This quality roof replacement is made to the highest standard, it’s incredibly quick and easy to install, adds real value to any home and is an excellent replacement roof option.

Compatible with all types of conservatories, orangeries and traditional extensions, the SupaLite Tiled Roof is the perfect choice for any homeowners looking to not only improve the performance of these additional living spaces but to also modernise the overall look and style of their home.

With a SupaLite Tiled Roof System you can create a more comfortable additional living space within your home that you can use all year round. To find out more information and to get a free quote for a new roof, get in touch today.

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Here's what our customershad to say about us:

Great Workmanship

Had a top hat fitted replacing an old plastic roof and old windows and doors, can definitely feel the difference so far, and it looks amazing!

Kevin Scott

June 2024


Superb Company

Thoroughly recommend. Installed new windows, composite doors and a SupaLite roof. Competitive price and every member of staff we have dealt with has been excellent. Very happy.

Martin Ellison

July 2023


Great Workmanship

From start to finish great workmanship from all the lads, spotless in their work. New conservatory roof done, highly recommended, would definitely use the company again.

Mick Turner

May 2024


Excellent from Start to Finish

The team were very professional and knowledgable throughout the whole process, and everything progressed within the agreed timescales. Standards were very high and all of the workers were very professional.

Paul Lundie

June 2024


We Are Over The Moon

Excellent communication from office staff to update us on timescales etc. Staff at THI went above and beyond to try and appease our neighbours. Thank you so much, highly recommend.

Gemma Ozap-Marshall

April 2024


SupaLite Roof Fitted

We had a Supalite roof fitted on the conservatory this week. From salesman to completion to fitting teams, all aspects of work 1st class. Work completed with minimum fuss.

Derek Hope

May 2024