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Do I need a replacement conservatory roof?
Is your conservatory roof looking a little tired? Do you find you don’t spend as much time in the conservatory as you thought you would? Or is your conservatory just too cold to sit in comfortably or too noisy when it’s raining outside?
Don’t worry – all of these problems are common and can be easily resolved. For many homeowners, the issues are simply down to having an old polycarbonate conservatory roof which is no longer performing very well.
So, what’s the solution? Upgrade your conservatory with a spanking new, self-cleaning roof. Like so many other homeowners, you’ll be pleased you did.
What are the pros and cons of getting a new conservatory roof?
If your conservatory was built many years ago, the chances are that polycarbonate was used. In its day, this was an innovative new material that was strong, flexible and opaque, so it was easy to install and let some light through, but without being too hot.
Since then, conservatory roof technology has moved on leaps and bounds. With a brand new, high performance conservatory roof you’ll soon be able to enjoy this extra space all year round.
There are plenty of reasons to embrace a new roof for your conservatory:
- Maintain the right temperature
- The right amount of light
- Improved energy efficiency = lower bills
- Peace and quiet
- No need to clean
- Tough and hard-wearing
- Get closer to the great outdoors
- How much are conservatory roof prices in 2019
New style roofs are engineered to be thermally efficient and ensure warmth is retained in winter but that the conservatory doesn’t become too hot in the summer.
If you opt to replace your polycarbonate conservatory roof with glass, glare will not be an issue as modern glass does a great job of combating this whilst allowing for plenty of natural light to flood into your home. This is perfect for creating a positive space where you can relax, work or entertain in comfort. It will make the conservatory feel bigger and brighter too.
One of the biggest benefits of investing in a replacement conservatory roof is that it is more energy efficient. It will be a great help in keeping the heat inside your home during the winter when temperatures outside dip to freezing or below. The last thing you need when it’s cold outside is a room in your home that leaks precious heat away. A more efficient conservatory will therefore also help you save money on energy bills as you won’t have to rely on expensive electric heaters just to stay warm indoors.
Interestingly, a big downside to the older style polycarbonate conservatory roof is the noise level when it rains. This isn’t something most people are aware of until they’ve experienced it first hand – but by then the roof is in place and you just have to wait until the storm blows over. With a quality built, real roof on the other hand – this is not an issue. It’s much quieter – in fact you probably won’t even notice when it’s raining.
That sounds just wonderful, doesn’t it? But what about glass… surely that needs cleaning, right? Not necessarily, today’s high performance conservatory glass roof panels use the sun’s energy to literally burn off deposits like bird droppings; a glass coating ensures water simply sides off the surface, taking dust particles and other debris with it as it flows away. Clever!
Just like your house roof can last you 50+ years, so will your new conservatory roof. This also means that it’s much more hard-wearing and will enhance the value of your home and the look of the conservatory from the outside. If you opt for glass then it’s actually less prone to scratches and is far more weather resistant than polycarbonate – all of which is important, especially during the winter, or if you live in a location that is particularly exposed to the elements.
Even if our great British weather can’t be relied on to deliver balmy temperatures throughout the summer months, with a gorgeous new conservatory roof in place, you’ll feel comfortable sitting inside to enjoy the view and (hopefully) clear skies, even if it’s not actually that warm. And if you’re lucky enough to have a pretty garden, sitting in the conservatory could be the next best way to enjoy it.
Conservatory roof prices range from £2,000 – £10,000+ depending on the size and type of conservatory you have, and of course the type of material you use for your roof. For example, a Victorian style conservatory roof replacement will cost more than a lean-to conservatory.
So, why not take the next step and get up to 3 quotes for a new glass roof for your conservatory? For many people, it has transformed a previously underused and potentially wasted space into the favourite room in the house. Why not see for yourself and treat your home to a fantastic new glass conservatory roof?
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