Lightweight conservatory roof

Is your conservatory looking and feeling a bit outdated? If so, you’re not alone. Many people who bought a conservatory during the ‘golden years’ at the beginning of the millennium are now finding wear and tear is causing problems to the extent they’re just not using their sunny extension as much as they used to.

But that could all change. Getting a new solid lightweight roof can prove thermal performance to the extent that it can keep the conservatory cool in summer but retain heat in winter. This will, in turn, mean you don’t need to use as much energy.

A new roof could also be pitched rather than flat, meaning there won’t be the same problems with debris sticking to the roof. Also, a pitched roof could allow you to collect rainwater for toilet flushing and garden irrigation purposes. As a result, it can also save you money on your water bill.

Glass and polycarbonate roofs aren’t great with soundproofing either, so if you’ve noisy neighbours or live beside a busy road, you’re going to be bothered by noise pollution. Not so, with a new lightweight conservatory roof.

Cost implications of retrofitting a conservatory roof

The cost of your new conservatory roof will depend on the size of your conservatory, the quality of the roof and the labour charges involved.

The good news is that you won’t have to upgrade the structure of your conservatory when you opt for a lightweight conservatory roof. Yet, at the same time, you can have the appearance of a solid roof. Other costs to consider in the retrofit will be scaffolding and disposing of the old roof.

Since 2010 and a change in the law, it’s been possible to have a tiled roof. Prior to that, roofs had to be 75 per cent translucent. This means that there won’t be a cost for planning permission since it is no longer needed.

Here at P&K Home Improvements, we recommend Guardian Roofs systems. These are quality conservatory roof products with exceptional thermal performance and should certainly be at the top of your list when selecting a new conservatory roof.

Contact us here at P&K Home Improvements, tel: 01603 563 278 or email: [email protected]