Enhance your conservatory with a new, state-of-the-art roof replacement
If you had a conservatory built thirty, twenty or even just ten years ago, there’s a good chance that it will have an Edwardian or Victorian roof. These roof shapes are still popular today, because of their timeless design. However, conservatory roof design has come a long way in recent years. Older roofs can reduce light flow, and because of older sealants and glass technologies, they can reduce thermal efficiency too.
One way to modernise your conservatory is to replace the roof, rather than the structure itself. This is an option if your conservatory is structurally sound, and so long as you’re happy with the space it offers. If you are happy with the size of your conservatory, then you can replace the roof to increase light flow and to make your conservatory the wow factor of your home – and at a lesser cost than building a new conservatory from scratch.
How is the roof replaced?
When your conservatory was built, the walls were erected first. The roof will have been built up in layers last. However, it will effectively be sitting on the walls. It is therefore possible to deconstruct the roof layer by layer in an efficient manner.
Deconstructing a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof usually takes an experienced crew a full working day to do. However, if the roof is tiled, then it may take longer because there will be fibreboard and insulation to remove. The material of the roof’s structure (for example – wood, PVC, aluminium etc.) will play a role too.
What types of roof are available?
We specialise in state-of-the-art glass roofs that meet the highest thermal efficiency and light flow standards. You can think of the conservatories we work on as ‘sky rooms’, because they are modernised with a glass structure that’s minimalist.
We recommend you modernise your conservatory roof, if it is made from polycarbonate. This material lacks the thermal efficiency or sound proofing of glass, and it isn’t as clear either so it reduces light flow. Single-glazed conservatories are also good candidates for modernisation, since there’s double and triple-glazed glass now available to you. These offer improved temperature control for a more relaxing environment.
Any type of conservatory can be modernised with a new roof, including PVC, wood and aluminium conservatories. However, depending on the weight-rating of your conservatory, you may be limited in the types of modernisation that can be carried out.
To find out more about conservatories and how we can help you modernise yours, call us today on 01767 765 440 or send us a message.