The Glass Roof: An Exquisite Design Feature

A glass roof is one of the most attractive and unique features that you could bring to your home. Allowing light to flood in and providing a stunning view, glass roofs are most often associated with conservatories.

Self-Cleaning Glass Roof Panels

Pilkington Activ™ Clear is a unique self-cleaning glass, which breaks down dirt naturally through a photocatalytic process. Rain water then sheets off, thanks to the hydrophilic properties of the glass, taking the dirt with it and leaving you with a clearer view, and reduced streaks.
With a self-cleaning glass roof you can benefit from the reduced amount of maintenance required.

In addition, glass roofs are quieter than polycarbonate in rain and hail and are less susceptible to warping and discoloration over time.

Solar Control Glass Roofing Panels

Glass roofs are known to pose two major problems:

  • They can be difficult to keep clean, especially when hard-to-reach.
  • They can be prone to temperature extremes during certain periods of the year.

In order to solve both problems you can fit your roof with self-cleaning solar control glass from the Pilkington Activ™ range.


Pilkington Activ™ Blue combines solar control performance to self-cleaning glass. The blue tinted glass roofing reduces the amount of heat that passes into your conservatory, keeping it cooler during the hot summer months. Pilkington Activ™ Neutral offers all the benefits of Activ™ Blue but without the blue tint.

In winter, when the ventilators are closed, the glass roof still lets in enough light and heat to help the conservatory stay warm. In more extreme cases, it's possible to choose a glazing unit that combines Pilkington Activ with a low-E glass such as Pilkington K Glass™. This means you have dual solar control and thermal insulation, which can help your conservatory maintain a comfortable temperature whatever the conditions outside. A glass roof that combines a self-cleaning action and solar control gives you a conservatory to enjoy all year round.

For more information on self-cleaning solar control glass, please watch this demonstration video.

Locate your nearest glass supplier that carries the Pilkington Activ™ product range.