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Replacement Conservatory Roofs
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Since 2010, it has been possible for quality installers to replace a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a lightweight, solid tiled roof instead. 


When done well, there are numerous benefits to getting this work done. The replacement conservatory roof removes the problems inherent with the old, they make the conservatory usable all year round rather than being too hot in summer and nigh-on impossible to keep warm in winter. The replacement roofs can also look superb, blending in with the rest of the property rather than looking like a bolt-on. 


There can be financial benefits too, the replacement roof helps reduce energy bills – independent research by AECOM estimating that the typical homeowner will save £200 per year when they have the work done, this because the conservatory becomes much easier to heat during the winter.


Longer term, the work often pays for itself, any would-be future buyer is getting a superb room rather than a flawed space, the replacement roof enabling the conservatory to be a home office, or games room, or second lounge. However, not all replacement conservatory roofs are equal. Here are a few things to avoid.


A Replacement that isn’t a Replacement
Some companies offer a tiled roof covering that does not replace the existing roof, instead being placed on top. The aim is to get the benefits of a replacement roof but without requiring the existing roof to be removed. While this might be an option that saves some money in the short term, it can create huge problems later on.


The original conservatory frame was built with the weight of the room in mind; it was not designed to then have to also withstand the weight of a second roof. The danger is obvious, the frame will eventually give way and the roof collapse, potentially damaging whatever is inside the conservatory too.


For the sake of a few days – it typically only takes quality installers three days to remove the old roof and add the new – it is not worth storing up huge future problems.


Will it Match?
If you are going to have your conservatory roof replaced it is natural to want the end result to blend in with the rest of the property.


Quality installers will be proud to use replacement roofs from high-quality suppliers, who make roofs that effectively turn the conservatory into a superb extension – the room will have the benefits of an extension, just without the eye-watering price tag.


While the style of the roof might not be as important as the benefits it produces, it is still a factor to consider. Choosing a company that only offers a singular style of roof makes it more likely that the end result will be a roof that still fails to blend in with the rest of the house.


Will it Work?
As with any home improvement or product, it is easy to make grand claims. Ultimately, what is key is whether a product delivers – does the replacement roof deliver.


Look for reviews, ask for testimonials, check independent review sites to see what others say of the roof you are considering. If you are going to spend good money on a replacement conservatory roof you deserve to be certain that it is proven to deliver and be a product that others have bought and value.






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