If you have an existing conservatory that is too hot in summer and too cold in winter, a replacement roof could provide more protection from the elements. A polycarbonate roof that was installed over 15 years ago wouldn’t be able to prevent heat loss, for example. Similarly, a polycarbonate roof wouldn’t prevent the inner space from becoming unbearably hot when the sun came out.
If the rest of your conservatory (windows, doors, locking systems, hardware etc) is still in good working order, a replacement roof could transform your conservatory into the year-round living space you’ve always wanted.
What to Know When Buying a Conservatory Roof
Most of you will have a conservatory that’s part of your home and is a room you use regularly. As such it’s important to choose the right conservatory roof for you, so here are a few things to consider:
1. Location, Location, Location
How exposed is your conservatory to the elements? Is it in a sheltered location where the wind is unlikely to be a problem? If you are in a location that is exposed to the elements, you may need a stronger roof, with stronger winds could mean you may need to choose a conservatory roof with a wind rating.
The size of your conservatory will determine what kind of roof you need. If it’s a large conservatory you’re planning on covering, you may need a larger roof that can properly cover the entire conservatory, while if you have a small space, you won’t require quite as much.
If you love the design of your conservatory, then you won’t want to lose that completely with a replacement roof material. Thankfully the industry has come up with a range of designs and styles that will fit your space and fit in with your existing conservatory. Some designs will even complement your conservatory’s unique aesthetic.
With a replacement roof for your conservatory, you will be able to replace the locking system to ensure your conservatory is as secure as it can be.
Are there any existing fixtures or fittings in your conservatory that you wish to keep? Look out for conservatories that allow for internal fixtures to remain. The addition of a new roof will also create a new flat surface to work from, not to mention a new flat surface to display your magnificent ornaments.
This is always an important factor when it comes to a material purchase. You will obviously want your roof to last, but if your budget is tight and you need to replace your conservatory roof soon, then there are cheaper options out there.
While you may want a roof that compliments the design of your conservatory, you also want a roof that will protect you and your family from the elements. If you’re in a windy area, it may be wise to buy a conservatory roof that can protect your home from the elements.
Today, there are a number of companies on the market offering a range of roof design and style options. So you can rest assured that you’ll be able to find a roof that suits your conservatory.
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