Conservatories are a great addition to any home, offering an extra living space that can be enjoyed all year round. However, many older conservatories are not as well insulated or as energy efficient as they could be. This can lead to the room feeling too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, or may result in it being damp and dingy. This is why a lot of people choose to upgrade their conservatories by replacing their roofs.
Upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof will make it far more usable throughout the year and can help you to save on energy bills as it will improve your home’s insulation. The good news is that there are now many options when it comes to conservatory roof replacement, meaning you can find the perfect solution for your property and budget.
Before you decide to replace your conservatory roof, it is important to research the different types of conservatory roof that are available. You should look at the different design options as well as checking that the company you are planning to work with has been accredited and endorsed by third parties such as Which? or FENSA. This can give you peace of mind that you are working with a reputable and professional company.
Providing an accurate quote for a replacement conservatory roof is difficult as each installation is completely bespoke, so the cost will vary depending on size and style of conservatory. This is why it is important to get in touch with a design expert so that they can visit your property and conduct a free initial assessment.
If you are planning to sell your home in the future then it is worth bearing in mind that a quality conservatory extension can add up to 12% to the value of your house. Upgrading your conservatory to include a new solid roof will create an extra living space that buyers are more likely to want.
There are a number of different roof options for your conservatory, from a simple clad over system to a fully tiled option. You can even opt for a hybrid conservatory roof that combines a solid ceiling with glazed panels for ultimate flexibility. Whichever option you choose, it is important to check that your installer has been properly trained and qualified so that you can be confident in the quality of their work.
Clad over systems do not normally receive Building Regulation Approval, so if you are planning to install one of these on your existing conservatory you will need to contact your local council to see if you will require any additional structural support. Solid roofs are much heavier than glass or polycarbonate so they will need a strong and sturdy foundation to ensure that the structure does not become compromised.
A solid conservatory roof can be a very costly option, so it is essential to budget accordingly. Especially when you consider that your existing conservatory walls will need to be reinforced with the added weight of tiles and extra insulation.