Whether you’re considering a new conservatory roof to revive a dilapidated structure or looking for an upgrade that can improve your living space throughout the year, you’ll want to ensure you find a reputable and experienced installer who can deliver. It’s also advisable to do your research and choose a roofing solution that’s backed up by an insurance policy so you can be assured of a payout if something goes wrong with the installation.
The most popular option is a glass or polycarbonate roof. This type of roof is ideal for those looking to make the conservatory a more usable room throughout the year as it regulates temperature better and can even be fitted with solar panels to boost energy efficiency.
However, it’s important to note that if your existing conservatory is in a poor state or has been poorly constructed then a replacement roof is probably not the best ‘investment’ to make as this could simply be covering up problems rather than solving them. For instance, if your roof is suffering from condensation on the inner surfaces of your windows and doors this can be addressed by increasing ventilation as well as installing a new double-glazed window to reduce heat loss.
Another great option is a solid tiled roof which can transform your conservatory and throw the traditional conservatory look out of the window (excuse the pun!). With options available to suit all types of conservatory, a solid tiled roof can really give your home a stand-out feature that looks professional and is more like an extension of the rest of the house.
Moreover, a tiled roof can transform your conservatory into a room that’s suitable for everyday use all year round. The added insulation and soundproofing will ensure that the room can be used as a family area for socialising and entertaining or just a place to relax and unwind.
The roof itself can be customised to include additional features such as solar panel, spotlights and roof windows. These will all add to the overall cost of your project but can be a good way to make the most of your new living space.
A solid replacement roof will be considerably heavier than a glass or polycarbonate conservatory so it’s important to ensure that your existing structure can support the increased weight. A structural engineer will be able to help with this assessment.
Ultimately, you will be able to create an extra room that’s more functional all year round and one that will add value to your property. Upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof will also mean that you can use it as a kitchen, dining room or even an office if you need to. You’ll be able to tailor the design to suit your needs and you can even opt for a self-cleaning roof finish that will save you time on maintenance.