The Top Signs Its Time for a Conservatory Roof Upgrade

Conservatories can give you a taste of the outdoors. When you combine a beautiful view of the garden with the ability to easily step right outside, you have a room that’s as functional as it is stylish. That’s not to say that homes with conservatories don’t have issues. Like any structure, conservatories do start showing signs of wear and tear, and with that, you may begin to feel like the space is a tad too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer. In this instance, it could be time for an upgrade, but what does that look like? Do you need a new structure entirely?

Not quite. In recent years, we’ve seen a shift from polycarbonate or glass conservatory roofs to fully insulated tiled conservatory roofs, but why? The classic look of tiles does bring a certain amount of style and beauty to a home, perhaps blending in with existing architecture better, but it can also boost thermal efficiency, and who can argue with lower energy costs? Taking this step can also give you better sound insulation, so you’re less likely to be bothered by the splattering of rain or the crashing of hail stones. Ultimately, the room begins to feel more like it belongs to your home.

If you have had a glass or polycarbonate conservatory for some time now, here are a few signs to look out for that indicate it may be time for an upgrade.

Leaking or water damage

It’s one thing to patch up a leaking roof, and another to ensure you have a strong, durable and resilient roof that will serve you and your family well for many years to come. Quick fixes certainly have their place, but if you encounter one issue after another, it’s always best to consider the bigger picture, and how you can add years onto your conservatory.

Temperature fluctuations

Your conservatory is, in essence, an extension of your home. You can be sitting in your conservatory with your favourite book, entertaining your mates on a busy weekend or enjoying a delicious meal with the family, but if you begin to feel the chill and it disrupts your flow, it’s time to consider a new roof. Don’t make do with a tired conservatory that’s no longer performing because it can soon catch up with you. As more heat escapes, you use more energy to compensate and perhaps stop using the room for its intended use.

Cracks or damage: As with any structure, over time, wear and tear are inevitable. If you notice cracks or physical damage on your conservatory roof, it's a clear sign you may require an upgrade sooner rather than later. Not only do cracks affect the aesthetic appeal of your conservatory, but they also compromise its structural integrity, which could lead to numerous additional problems.

Excessive condensation: While some amount of condensation, especially during the colder months, is normal for any conservatory, excessive build-up can be a cause for concern. It could indicate that your current roof isn't providing enough insulation and may require an upgrade to prevent further issues.

Unsightly appearance: Over time, glass or polycarbonate conservatory roofs can become a magnet for moss, dirt, and other debris. This build-up is often very difficult to keep clean and, without regular maintenance, can leave your conservatory with an unsightly appearance.

If you have noticed any of these signs in your current conservatory roof, it's time to consider upgrading to a fully insulated tiled roof. Not only will this significantly improve the overall look and feel of your conservatory, but also provide better insulation, saving you money on energy bills in the long run.

Here at Smart Conservatory Solutions, we're serious about conservatories, and we're here to help you transform your existing conservatory into a magnificent space that you can truly enjoy all year round. Contact us today on 01604 713335 to discuss your options, or click here to obtain a quick quote and take the first step towards upgrading your conservatory roof.


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