Re-roofing a Conservatory

Originally, most conservatory roofs were built with glass roofs that were either flat or pitched. Because much of the heat generated indoors escaped through the conservatory roof, most were too cold to use in the winter or too hot in the summer. There was also the fact that they often didn’t blend in with the look and feel of your home.

This means you have an unusable room in your home that isn’t energy efficient and contributes to higher energy bills.

But re-roofing a conservatory can change all this significantly. Adding a solid or glass, pitched or flat roof, could save on energy and gain a room you can use all year round.

At P&K Home Improvements, we have been installing and re-roofing conservatories for many years. We are also approved Guardian Warm Home System installers, ensuring your new conservatory roof provides the ultimate energy efficiency.

Get in touch today to discuss re-roofing a conservatory on 01603 563278 or email us at [email protected]

Why re-roof a conservatory?

There are many reasons why it is worth re-roofing a conservatory, including:

A relaxing of the rules. In the past, conservatories had to have 75% of the roof and 50% of their walls made of glass, but this has now changed. The latest planning permission and building regulations mean homeowners have more choices, including insulation and solid roofs for durability and security.

Improve energy efficiency. Today’s conservatory roofs are insulated to a much higher level, which means less heat is lost, a more consistent temperature is maintained, and you have lower energy bills.

Upgrading an old/damaged roof. Over time and due to constantly being bashed by the weather, older conservatory roofs can suffer damage and leak.

Improve aesthetics. There are so many different styles and designs of conservatory roofs available that re-roofing a conservatory means it can blend in better with the look of your home.

Cost-effective. It’s far cheaper re-roofing a conservatory than replacing it.

The other consideration is deciding whether to opt for a pitched or flat roof.

Re-roofing a conservatory with a pitched roof

Generally, glass is often considered the best material for conservatories, but in recent years, the popularity of solid-pitched roofs has grown. Alternatively, you could opt for a hybrid pitched roof - a combination of roof tiles and glass panels.

Solid tiled conservatory roofs create extra room in the home and help to reduce the loss of heat through the roof. This keeps the room temperature more consistent all year round. You then have an extra room and lower energy bills. It can also be built to match the existing roof in your house, presenting a far more pleasing aesthetic look and feel.

These days glass is far more energy-efficient than it used to be, and low-emissivity glass panels add a good level of insulation and protection against the sun’s heat.