Replacing Conservatory Roof with Solid Roof
- 28/04/2021 |
Maybe you’ve heard … you can now replace your glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a solid roof. Why would you want to do that, you ask. There are several reasons ranging from better energy value and more potential uses to lower maintenance costs. But won’t that be very expensive, you ask?
The answer is no, not if you compare the solid roof insulation to alternatives like a garden room. A garden room is essentially a roofed conservatory but it costs between £10,000 and £20,000 whereas a solid conservatory roof is only around £5,000. You also require no extra planning permission for this alteration.
Getting Ready to Replace Your Conservatory Roof With a Solid Roof?
When it comes to solid finishes for conservatory roofs there are different ones to choose from. You can have tiles or tile effect finishes that are more lightweight. Even if you have a glass or polycarbonate roof you can easily have it replaced with the right service.
To change the style of your conservatory roof ask yourself when you want to use your conservatory, and why. Often a solid roof will give you more usage options. The cost for solid conservatory roof replacement is between £4,000 and £5,000 depending on the size of project.
They’re much quieter
You’re sitting in your conservatory one afternoon reading a glossy fashion magazine, it’s a Saturday and you appreciate the break from work and your hectic life schedule. Then, the rain starts. It’s only light rain but on the glass roof it sounds like a formidable downpour.
A solid conservatory roof doesn’t have this issue, they are made with tiles and timber frames to ensure they are pleasing to the eye and functional. When the rain starts you won’t even notice it’s come on.
Too much sun glare
If you use your conservatory as a living room you will be familiar with the issue of sun glare. Conservatories are made to allow as much light in as possible, but that’s a major problem if you want to watch TV.
With a Solid roof on your conservatory you still receive ame light from the windows and doors, you just have less to contend with. Close a few curtains and get back to your day of MacGyver reruns.
Sun bleached furniture
There are loads of benefits to having a conservatory. It means you have a warm extension room to relax in, watch TV, play video games, or grow things in. One of the main features is the glass construction, but that’s also a drawback.
One issue is the level of sunlight coming in everyday. This can quickly bleach your expensive furniture and cause you to replace it. The solution is a solid tiled roof on your conservatory to give you the best of both worlds.
Lower maintenance costs
One day you notice that your conservatory roof looks disgusting. That wasn’t in the brochure. There’s back and green bits all over the top and in the little nooks at the edges. You call up your local window cleaner or a professional service.
After your conservatory has been cleaned it does look brochure-ready, but only for so long. Soon you will need the same service again. This gets costly after a while, but it isn’t necessary with a solid roof on top – you no longer have a problem.
Use the space year round
One of the big selling points of a conservatory is the glass construction that allows in plenty of light and contributes to energy efficiency. Some of this is true, but often a conservatory is only used during the summer months, then it’s abandoned.
Clutter tends to pile up in the conservatory because it gets too cold to use in winter and isn’t energy efficient. This is not the case with a solid roof. You can use your space year round by hanging heavy curtains around the sides.
Better energy efficiency
In the summer when the sun is shining your conservatory is warm and comfortable. There is no need to spend anything extra on the temperature control, just open a door if it gets too warm. It’s a different story when things start to cool.
It’s much harder and more expensive to keep a conservatory warm at night or in the colder months. That’s why they are used less during these times. With a solid roof, however, your conservatory has a lower U-value. You can also hang heavy curtains and save.
Get Started By Contacting a Roofing Professional
In many ways it makes perfect sense to have your conservatory roof replaced with a solid one. The trend these days is towards garden rooms which provide better value for energy and usage. But if you already have a conservatory, why not put a solid roof on it and get the best of both worlds? If you have any questions on solid conservatory roofs, contact us today.