Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. We install a range of high quality, professional sun room options. And this is our guide to everything you should know about the different roof design options for an orangery.

What are the effective roof design options for your orangery?

When it comes to designing the roof for your orangery there are a number of different options you can consider. These include:

  • Flat roofs with roof lanterns
  • Flat roofs with a skylight
  • Pitched roof with a skylight
  • Box gutter orangery roofs

Flat roofs with roof lanterns

For your orangery, one of the most popular options for the roof is to create a flat roof with a large roof lantern in the centre, or even two roof lanterns at different ends of the roof. The roof lanterns are pitched which allows the run off of water and also creates a stunning, visual effect.

Flat roofs with a skylight

Another flat roof option is to add a skylight instead of a roof lantern. This keeps the profile of the orangery low and flat, and this can be beneficial for homes and properties where space above the orangery is a potential factor.

This type of roof will need to be installed by a professional team who can factor in all of the wind load calculations as well as ensure that the roof is built at the right gradient to allow for rain water run off.

Pitched roof with a skylight

A pitched roof is a less common option for an orangery installation but this can be very effective. For rectangular orangeries that follow the line of the home or property, a roof with the same pitch as the rest of the property can be a great option for more traditional or period properties. In addition, orangeries with an unusual shape can make use of a centrally pitched roof to create an unusual and striking effect.

Box gutter orangery roofs

Another popular option is to use a box gutter orangery roof. This is a style of roof that uses a roof lantern that takes up almost the whole of the roof, leaving a small amount of gutter around the perimeter to take water away from the roof.

For more information or for professional advice about your new sun room get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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