A conservatory roof can become damaged or worn down over time and when this happens, it’s important to replace it as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that your conservatory is insulated properly and can be used all year round. It will also give you the opportunity to change how your conservatory is used as you will be able to control the temperature of the room more effectively.
Traditionally, conservatory roofs have been made from glass panes or thin sheets of polycarbonate. This means they are not very insulating and often lose heat very quickly which can make the conservatory too hot in summer or freezing cold in winter. Replacing an old plastic or polycarbonate roof with a new tiled or solid conservatory roof will greatly improve how your conservatory looks, feels and operates, transforming it into a space that you can use all year round.
You may be thinking that a new roof is expensive but you’d be surprised at how much the price can be reduced by taking advantage of a variety of deals and discounts available. These can be found through a number of online and offline sources and are typically offered by national roof conversion companies who are registered members of recognised trade bodies. The best way to save money on a replacement conservatory roof is to choose a high-quality roof system that has been designed for this purpose and meets all of the relevant building regulations.
Many of the modern roof systems on the market now offer impressive U-ratings which can be very energy efficient reducing your heating bills and helping to keep your conservatory cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. In addition, some of these roofs can be fitted with solar panels and used to generate your own electricity.
A popular choice with homeowners is a fully tiled conservatory roof, but there are other options too. For example, a modern Hybrid conservatory roof that combines the advantages of both solid and glass roofing will allow you to maximise your conservatory’s usage.
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy option to repair your existing conservatory roof, then consider installing an insulated polycarbonate sheet roof that is compatible with most conservatory frames. This is easy to fit and requires no cutting or tools, and you can get a range of coloured polycarbonate sheets to suit your existing conservatory.
It’s worth remembering that you don’t require planning permission to install a new conservatory roof, provided it follows the existing shape of your conservatory and is not located in a listed building or protected area. Speak to a specialist online or by phone for further advice. Choosing the right material will mean that your roof can last for years and still look fantastic. With options for a central lighting panel, internal pelmet around the perimeter of the ceiling, and the ability to add shaped glazing, you’ll be able to personalise your new roof.