When a conservatory becomes too hot in the summer or cold in the winter or starts to leak, despite regular maintenance and the best double-glazing, homeowners may consider putting a solid roof on it. This is an expensive upgrade that will require replacement of existing windows and possibly a new supporting framework too. However, is it worth the cost?
Obviously, the bigger your conservatory is, the more work is involved and this will naturally drive up the cost. Moreover, if you’re changing from polycarbonate to glass or a tiled roof, it will also change the classification of your conservatory from a temporary specification to a permanent one and this will need to be approved by the local authority building control.
The good news is that you can make some big savings by using a specialist online retailer and purchasing your roofing material from them in bulk. For example, Roofing Megastore stocks everything from polycarbonate sheets to roof tiles and there are many different colours and options available including coloured fascias and modern or traditional cappings.
Another way to save is by making sure you use a reputable tradesman that’s a member of recognised industry bodies such as The Glass & Glazing Federation or the Double Glazing & Conservatory Onbudsman Scheme. You should also ensure that your contractor will be able to offer you an insurance backed guarantee. This will give you peace of mind and help to protect your investment. Conservatory roof replacement