What is the average cost of a conservatory roof?
That’s a good question, and the answer will depend on the type of conservatory roof you’re looking to buy. For example, some replacement polycarbonate panels will cost a lot less than a fully insulated and tiled warm roof replacement, but when it comes to making your conservatory a good, usable room, there’s no comparison between the two choices.
Let’s have a look at the various choices.
In 2010 regulations were relaxed, so more choices were available when it came to conservatory roofs. Before that time, the law stated that at least 75% of a conservatory roof had to be translucent. Now, however, that’s not the case, and it’s possible to completely cover your conservatory – making it much more like an extension, but at a fraction of the price.
In the main, conservatory roofs were made from glass, or from polycarbonate, which is a strong, tough, and optically transparent thermoplastic polymer. If you have a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof already, and it’s looking worse for wear, it’s still possible to replace it like for like. It’s unlikely you’ll want to do that though because you’ll already know the drawbacks associated with this type of roof.
With a glass or polycarbonate roof, it’s almost impossible to regulate the temperature of any conservatory – meaning you’re at the mercy of the weather and the time of year. In summer your conservatory will be too warm to use most of the time, and in the winter, you’ll have the opposite – a ‘room’ that’s too cold to do anything other than storing your food and drink! And where’s the good in that?
Warm Roof Systems
These days, when homeowners look to replace their conservatory roofs, they do it with a ‘warm roof system’. This involves a new conservatory roof, usually with a strong but lightweight frame, and a fully tiled roof. On the inside, there’ll be insulation, and plasterboard which will be skimmed over. Lights can be incorporated into the ceiling, making it appear like any other room in your home.
Many benefits come with a warm roof system. As we all know, hot air rises. With an insulated roof instead of a glass or polycarbonate one, you won’t lose all your heat instantly through the roof like you have been doing all these years. The temperature will be much easier to regulate, and you’ll lose a lot of the glare from the sun, and the noise from outside. Perhaps best of all, your bills will be lower because your conservatory will be more energy efficient.
Of all the warm roof systems on the market, Guardian is one of the most highly regarded and well known. P&K Home improvements are approved Team Guardian installers, as well as being a friendly and reliable, father and son local business.
We cover the whole of the Norwich area, so if you’d like to find out the cost of a new conservatory roof in Norfolk, call us today on 01603 563 278 or email [email protected] for a no-obligation quote