Choosing a Conservatory Roof Replacement
Conservatories are great for adding value to your home as well as giving you more usable space. However, just like any other component of your property they will eventually start to show signs of wear and tear. This is particularly the case for the roof, which if not repaired will eventually need to be replaced. If your conservatory roof is starting to show the first signs of deterioration then it may be time to consider replacing it with a more modern alternative.
Fortunately, modern roofing technology has moved on at a rapid rate in recent years so you don’t have to stick with your original conservatory roof design if it doesn’t suit your current needs. You can get a new conservatory roof in a variety of different styles including Victorian, Edwardian or Orangerie as well as L-shaped and P-shaped options.
If you’re thinking about replacing your conservatory roof then it’s important to have an appraisal of the existing structure done by a professional. This will inform your roofing options and ensure that whatever solution you choose is appropriate for the existing structure. It is also important to do your research before choosing a roof fitter, and always check accreditations, endorsements and reviews of past projects.
One of the most popular options for a conservatory roof replacement is a glass roof. This is a great option if you want to keep the original conservatory feel but are looking for something more durable and energy efficient. Glass roofs are great insulators keeping your conservatory warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They also allow plenty of light into the room, enhancing the bright and airy look of your conservatory.
Another option is a tiled roof. Tiles are great insulators and can be used in various colour combinations. They are also very tough and will typically last at least 50 years. A conservatory with a tiled roof can be customised with Velux-style roof windows for additional natural light.
If you decide to go for a solid roof then it’s important to be aware that this will need to be built on top of the existing structure and will therefore require extra support. This could add to the overall cost of your project.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that changing your conservatory roof to a solid structure will need to be carried out under building regulations. It’s vital to have this in place before commencing work, so it can be inspected and approved by a building inspector. Failure to do so could result in the conservatory being taken down.
A solid conservatory roof will give your conservatory all-year round use and make it more valuable to any potential buyers. It will also improve the thermal efficiency of your property helping to lower your energy bills. To find out more about the range of conservatory roof replacement options available or to discuss your project with a specialist contact the team at Eco Roofing SE who can advise on planning and building regulation requirements as well as supplying a wide range of windows and doors.