If your conservatory is looking a little shabby and you’re ready to update it, a replacement roof could be just what you need. A new conservatory roof replacement can give the room a fresh and modern appearance, improve its energy efficiency and save you money on heating bills.
There are plenty of ways to replace a conservatory roof, but before you make a decision on what style to go for, there are a few things to consider. For example, which conservatory roof type will best suit your home and lifestyle?
Firstly, you need to decide whether or not you want to replace the whole roof structure. This is called material alteration work and will be covered by building regulations, which will require an application and a compliance certificate.
Replacing the whole structure is often the most expensive option as it involves reinforcing walls and adding weight, however it can be worth it in the long run.
The most popular and common choice for conservatory roofs is polycarbonate roofing sheets. These are chosen for their low cost, easy installation and great light transmission.
These can be tinted to suit your tastes. They’re also available in a variety of shapes, colours and designs, so you can find one to perfectly match the rest of your home.
Traditionally, conservatory roofs were made of plastic tiles, but they can fade over time, meaning that you may have to replace them sooner than you expect. They are also heavier than the polycarbonate or glass options, which can add to labour costs.
Another popular option is a glass conservatory roof. These are often thermally efficient, and have additional self-cleaning coatings to keep them looking good for longer and make them easier to maintain.
They are also extremely durable, and if the weather gets bad you can protect the space from rain and snow. It’s important to remember that glass roofs are not shatterproof, so they can be damaged in the event of severe hail or ice.
You’ll also need to think about the cost of the materials and the amount of time it will take to install a new roof. Typically, it will take around 3 to 4 days for an experienced team to complete the job.
Before any quote can be supplied, it’s usual to measure up the existing conservatory and get a rough idea of how much work will be involved. Once a quote has been received it’s then possible to talk to a salesperson and make an informed decision on the roof type and design.
If you’re unsure of the conservatory roof style you want, you can always visit your local Roofing Megastore showroom and get advice from our expert team. You can also call or email us with any questions you may have.
There are many different styles of conservatory, from Victorian and double-hip to Edwardian. They can all be used to add extra living space to your home, while transforming the way you use it.