Many homeowners are at the mercy of the weather when it comes to enjoying their conservatory – and the reason is typically the roof.
The design of traditional roofs means many conservatories become too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer. The result is an unenjoyable and potentially even unusable room that ends up causing a lot of grief.
However, there is a solution. Replacing an outdated or low-quality roof with a modern, thermally efficient alternative can transform a conservatory into a year-round space.
Is it worth replacing my conservatory roof?
A lot of homeowners are reluctant to replace their conservatory roof for fear of being left with the same problems. However, new techniques and technology mean the issues associated with older conservatory roofs have been resolved. So if you’re considering replacing your conservatory roof but are unsure whether to do so, here are some of the advantages.
Year round use
Installing a glass or tiled roof will put an end to erratic temperatures and transform the conservatory into a space to be enjoyed in any weather. Solid roofing is the best performer for thermal efficiency, while glass roofing now comes in double and triple glazing, which is better able to regulate temperature changes.
More energy efficient
A glass or tiled roof is more efficient at retaining heat, reducing a property’s overall energy consumption and, in turn, a homeowner’s energy bills.
Added value to the home
An energy-efficient and well-insulated conservatory will increase the value of a home by a considerable amount compared to a space that can rarely be used.
Improved sound acoustics
Traditional conservatory roofing has poor acoustics. Rainfall or similarly harsh conditions can make the room loud and disruptive. Glass or tiled roofs have better sound insulation and will ‘drown’ out the noise of wet weather, enabling you to use it unhindered.
Sun glare can be a real problem in a conservatory – be it the blinding nature of the light or the discolouration of furniture due to UV rays. A new roof will eliminate the annoyance of the former and the risk of the latter.