Conservatory roof replacement is an excellent way to breathe new life into your old conservatory and transform it into a modern, bright and welcoming room. With improved insulation and a more stylish design you’ll be able to use your conservatory year round.
You’ll have many options for a replacement conservatory roof including glass, solid tiled or even a hybrid combination of both. Each has their benefits and advantages but it’s important to know what your specific needs are before making a decision.
If you’re looking for a thermally efficient option that will make the most of your space, then you should consider a glass conservatory roof. It can provide up to 60 per cent more light than a traditional roof while providing the thermal insulation you need to ensure your room stays warm and comfortable all year long.
There are also self-cleaning coatings to keep your conservatory roof looking like new, which can be a huge benefit for busy people.
Alternatively, if you’re after a more affordable solution you could choose a polycarbonate roof sheet. These are a popular choice as they’re cheap to install and provide good heat insulation.
However, you should be aware that a polycarbonate roof can have a poor light transmission. It will still need to be insulated properly to prevent it from heating up and losing its insulating properties.
It’s worth noting that you can only have a polycarbonate roof fitted by a qualified roofing company so you should always check this before committing to it. This is because it’s a structural alteration and you may need to consult a building control officer before carrying out any work.
A solid conservatory roof is more expensive to build than a polycarbonate one, but will add value to your property in the long run. It will also help you get more use out of your home and is a great way to create additional living space.
The only downside to a solid conservatory roof is that you will have to get Building Regulation approval. You will need to submit a building control application and a building inspector will assess whether the replacement meets Building Regulation requirements.
This will require an inspection of your existing conservatory and the surrounding area, so it’s best to get a professional survey done before you make any decisions. Once this has been done you can get an accurate quotation from a reputable company.
As with any work, it will take a skilled team around 3 to 4 days to complete the conversion. A specialist conservatory roof replacement team will be able to help you make the most of your space and will work with you to find a design that will be the perfect fit for your property.
There are also options for a vaulted ceiling and a thermally efficient internal pelmet, so you can create the ideal extension to your home. You can even install LED lighting, speakers for a sound system or any other modern features you want to incorporate.