If your conservatory is starting to look a little dated or you’re finding it difficult to keep it cool in summer and warm in winter, then it may be time to think about getting a replacement roof. Fortunately, technology has moved on considerably in recent years and there are now a number of different options to consider that will remedy the problems associated with older conservatories.
Often, changing your conservatory roof to a solid tiled or glazed system can transform your space and make it a room that you can use all year round. It is also a lot cheaper than building an entirely new conservatory from scratch. However, before you rush in and book your work to start, you should spend some time researching the various alternatives that are available. It is also a good idea to ensure that any firm you hire is a member of a trade body with strict membership standards and complies with the relevant legislation.
Upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof will not only improve the comfort of the room and create an extra living area but will also increase its value. If you’re thinking about selling your property then a conservatory with a solid roof is far more appealing to buyers than one with a polycarbonate or glass structure.
The cost of a replacement roof will depend on the size and specification of your chosen conservatory and whether you have added additional features such as spotlights or a SkyVista lantern. The best way to understand the price is to visit a showroom and speak with an experienced advisor.
Once you’ve decided on a style, the next step is to choose from a variety of roof tiles or slates to suit your home. These come in a range of colours and can be matched with the roof colour of your property for a seamless finish.
Another benefit of a solid roof is that it provides privacy as neighbours cannot peer down into the room like they can through glass or polycarbonate. However, you should be aware that a solid roof will reduce the amount of light that can reach into the conservatory unless you add in additional windows (an extra cost).
Planning permission is sometimes required when installing a solid roof and it is important to check with your local authority before proceeding. EYG’s team of experts can help with this and can even apply for the necessary planning application on your behalf. This is an invaluable service that will save you the stress of dealing with the local authorities yourself. They can also conduct full structural calculations to ensure that the new structure is compliant with the relevant building regulations. This is a vital part of any project and can save you time, money and potential legal headaches down the line. replacement conservatory roof