If you’re looking to replace your conservatory roof, you have a number of options available. The type of roof you choose will affect the cost, style, energy efficiency and space of your conservatory so it’s important to consider all the different options carefully.
Over time, even the best made conservatories start to deteriorate. Minor issues like leaks and condensation can be fixed but if they start to become regular problems it’s likely that it’s time for a replacement.
Choosing the right material for your new conservatory roof is essential. The best option depends on your personal preferences, budget and how you intend to use the room.
A glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof is cheap, durable and provides good insulation. Adding solar inserts to a glass roof can make it more energy-efficient too. Glass has a pleasing aesthetic and allows you to gaze at the clouds or stars from the comfort of your conservatory.
Tiles are heavy and can add a lot of weight to your existing structure. This can be a problem if the roof starts to buckle or fall in, so it’s important that you carry out a survey before any work is carried out. Tiles also don’t provide as much light as glass or polycarbonate, so it may be necessary to install a window in the roof to increase the amount of natural light in the room.
If you want to maintain your conservatory’s orangery-style, a solid roof is a great choice. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that a solid conservatory will require extra structural support to ensure that the base and walls can cope with the additional weight. It’s important that you speak to your roofing specialist before proceeding with a solid roof installation.
You may also need to apply for building regulations approval for a solid roof, depending on the type of structure you have and how it was built. This is because the change from a glass or polycarbonate roof to a solid roof changes the structure from a temporary one to a permanent one and therefore requires a full inspection by a building control officer. At Roofworx Southwest we deal with the entire process for you, including applying for a completion certificate, so you don’t have to worry about the red tape!
A high quality, professionally fitted conservatory roof can add a significant amount of value to your home. It can also help it to stand out from the competition if you’re planning on selling your house in the future. If you’re in the market for a replacement, speak to your local Roofing Megastore branch to find out about all the options available. You can make great savings on your new roof with our online and in-store offers.. conservatory roof replacement