The roof of your conservatory is an important part of the structure, providing both protection and insulation. However, if your roof is old and in need of replacement it can be difficult to get the most out of your conservatory and could lead to a host of problems, from damp to loss of heat. Replacing your conservatory roof can transform the space into a comfortable living room that can be used on a regular basis, adding value to your home and increasing its overall comfort.
Traditionally, conservatory roofs have been made from glass panes or thin sheets of polycarbonate and are often poorly insulated. This can make the conservatory too hot in summer and too cold in winter, with heat escaping through the roof which can also cause condensation and damp. A new insulated conservatory roof can change the appearance of your garden room and improve energy efficiency, helping you save money on heating bills.
One of the most popular options for a conservatory roof replacement is a glazed tiled roof. This offers a more traditional look and can be designed to allow for glazed panels and Velux windows, giving your conservatory a ‘real room’ feel. It can be customised using modern or traditional tiles and can include an internal ceiling pelmet to help improve the insulation of your conservatory.
Another option is a solid roof, which gives your conservatory a more traditional and permanent look and is available in a range of colours and finishes to match your existing home. It can be customised with a plastered vaulted ceiling and can be fitted with glazed panels, Velux windows and a choice of modern or traditional cappings. Solid roofs can add a lot of character to your conservatory, transforming it into a room that feels like an extension of your home and is ideal for those who are looking for a long-term solution.
Choosing the right roof for your conservatory will depend on how you plan to use the space, as well as what budget you have available. Having an appraisal of your existing structure will help you decide which roofing option is best for you, as it may be possible to re-roof your conservatory without altering the original construction.
Upgrading to a new roof is an important investment and if you’re considering a solid or tiled roof for your conservatory, it’s worth getting quotes from several local roofers to find the best deal. It’s also worth asking your installer if they are an approved Ultra Installer, as they will be able to help with the design and liaise with the local authority or other relevant body to gain Building Regulations approval.
Once you’ve chosen the type of roof for your conservatory, it’s time to start the installation process. A team of skilled installers will be able to transform your conservatory into a beautiful living space in as little as one week, making it a comfortable and practical addition to your home.