Back to News

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.


Do I need planning permission for a conservatory roof replacement?

You’ll need to get planning permission to install a new conservatory roof if your existing conservatory needed planning permission. We’d always recommend double checking before agreeing and starting any work to install a tiled roof replacement.

If you have any specific questions like these, make sure to ask our team of experts today.

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.

Affordable Finance

Spread the cost of your home improvement with our flexible finance packages

Browse Finance Offers

Request a Brochure

Full details can be found in our free Tyneside Home Improvements brochure.

Request a Brochure

Here's what our customershad to say about us:

Excellent Follow Up Service

Tyneside Home Improvements built us a a hybrid Orangery just over a year ago now. We gave a very positive review at the time (particularly in relation to the friendliness...

Chris Ryan

October 2023


SupaLite Tiled Roof

Fitted a new top hat to our old conservatory. We love it. We have used the new conservatory more in the last year than we did in the previous 20...

Douglas Dixon

November 2023


I Had Our Conservatory Roof Replaced

I had our conservatory roof replaced my sister recommended this company to me they were professional on time and above all the after service is fantastic. I would and have...

Michael Leadbitter

October 2023


Fantastic New Windows

We are delighted with the new windows. Very impressed with Kevin and Bob, who went out of their way to make the whole experience easy for us. The rooms feel...

Sarah Meikle

November 2023


Absolutely delighted with our new Orangery

Would highly recommend this company. Communication was excellent and all involved in the build were brilliant, very professional and even cleaning up before they left. We live on a new...

Debra Bickerton

November 2023


Tyneside Home Improvements have been excellent

Tyneside Home Improvements have been excellent throughout this garage conversion, from the first discussions to the finish, with excellent communications at all times. The building team, were very friendly and...

Donald Smith

November 2023