Do you need a replacement roof for your conservatory? We can help!
Many traditional conservatories built more than 20 years ago had roofs made of thin polycarbonate sheets or glass panes and were poorly insulated. The result is a room that is too cold in the winter and too hot during summer. Older conservatories are less thermally efficient and therefore cost more to heat and can suffer from damp.
Replacing your conservatory roof with a properly insulated one will not only improve the appearance of the room but could also reduce your energy bills and make the space more comfortable by maintaining a more consistent temperature all year round.
Different types of replacement conservatory roof
There are three main types of roof that you can choose for your conservatory:
Energy-efficient glass roof
Glass technology has significantly evolved over the years, and a modern glazed roof can now insulate a conservatory better and reduce the temperature fluctuations that sunlight causes. This not only makes the room more comfortable to use but can also reduce your energy bills. Self-cleaning glass is also available, further reducing maintenance requirements.
Solid tiled roof
Tiled conservatory roofs are straightforward to install and lightweight. This is an excellent option if you’d like to create a cosy space, eliminate draughts and gain additional insulation. There are many tile colour options for solid conservatory roofs that will ensure the ability to match your home’s exterior.
As the name suggests, a hybrid roof is a combination of glass and solid sections. This lightweight option gives you a space that is light and airy with plenty of natural light, but that will also maintain a comfortable temperature. The ceiling of the conservatory can be plastered and finished like any standard ceiling, giving you the option to decorate as you wish.
Replacement Conservatory Roof FAQS
What are the benefits of a replacement conservatory roof, over a new conservatory?
Regardless of the roof option that you choose, there are many benefits that all have in common:
- Cheaper than a new conservatory.
- Quick and easy to install.
- Better insulation and energy efficiency.
- Could add value to the home.
- Improved temperature control and more consistent temperature all year round.
- Reduces glare when reading or using screens indoors.
- Makes the living space more pleasing and usable.
Will I need planning permission for a replacement conservatory roof?
Usually no, because planning permission should have been obtained when the original conservatory was erected.
However, if you are changing the roof to a solid one, a Building Regulation Application is needed. You can find more details of this from your local building control department or the Local Authority Building Control for England and Wales.
If you choose Carlton UPVC Home Improvements for your conservatory roof, we will carry out these checks on your behalf.
How easy is installation?
Whilst it is helpful to know the previous conservatory installer, it’s not essential. Most conservatory brands can be retrofitted with a new roof. Before carrying out any work, we will thoroughly inspect your existing conservatory roof and advise whether the installation is possible and recommend the right roof depending on your circumstances and requirements.
The quickest replacement roof option is a solid roof, which can be installed in as little as a week. Replacement glass conservatory roofs take a little longer, but we will advise this at the time of quotation.
Contact us for a free roof check and quotation for a replacement.
How much does a replacement conservatory roof cost?
Every installation is different; therefore, it’s difficult to quote without carrying out an initial inspection. As a guide, a roof replacement is usually 60-70% cheaper than a replacement conservatory of the same size.
Get in touch with us, and we’ll visit your property and provide a free assessment and quotation.
Is it worth replacing the conservatory roof?
This is something you should consider before going ahead with a new roof. Will you use the room enough to justify the cost?
If the original conservatory structure is too weak or constructed with a timber frame that is now rotten, it’s not a worthwhile investment to install a new roof. In this case, replacing the whole structure would be a better investment.
Having said that, if your conservatory has suitable foundations and structure, replacing the roof is the ideal way to bring life to a room that may not have been used to its full potential.
Be sure to research all your options before making a final decision to ensure you’re making the right choice for your circumstances.
If you need any help or advice, please contact us to discuss. We won’t charge you for a conversation!