As your conservatory ages it may start to show signs of wear and tear. If these are left untreated it could lead to serious problems, including leaking, which will require expensive repair work. Fortunately, you can extend the life of your conservatory by replacing it with a new roof. Whether it’s glass, polycarbonate or a solid roof replacement, there are several options available that will transform your conservatory into a space that can be used all year round.
The best replacement roofs for conservatories are those that combine high levels of thermal efficiency with a sleek design. This will help your conservatory feel like an integral part of your home, and it can also add value to the property if you ever decide to sell it.
Some replacement roofs use a combination of cladding and insulation to create an effective solid conservatory roof. They are designed to be lightweight, so they won’t place too much stress on the existing structure of the conservatory. This will prevent the need for a full conservatory renovation, saving you money in the long run.
Other options use a composite of lightweight slates and shingles, or moulded resin sheets with the appearance of tiles to create a solid roof that is highly insulative. These can be coloured to match the colour of the cladding on your house, or you can choose a tile that matches the colours in the rest of your garden to create a seamless finish.
These systems can be installed on any type of conservatory, from a Victorian double-hipped or gable conservatory to a lean-to that looks like it’s leaning against the house. Some manufacturers specialise in a specific style of conservatory, which allows them to offer the perfect roof for that particular type of structure.
Many companies now offer a fully fitted, turnkey service for replacing the roof of a conservatory. This will include installation of the new roof as well as a full installation of the base, electrics and plastering. It can be an ideal solution for homeowners who want to transform their conservatory into a room that they can use all year round without worrying about the temperature or the glare of sunlight.
A solid roof will regulate the temperature much better than a glass or polycarbonate conservatory, meaning it can be used as an extra living room, home office or even a dining room all year round. The improved thermal efficiency will also mean that you won’t have to spend as much on heating and cooling your home. This can all add up to savings of hundreds of pounds every year, as well as a boost in the value of your property. To find out more about the different types of roof available, contact an approved Ultra Installer today. They will be able to help you design your replacement conservatory roof, and ensure that it meets Building Regulations. They can also offer advice on how to maximise the value of your home improvement investment.