If you’re looking for ways to bring your old conservatory back to life, you might be considering replacing your what you have currently with a solid roof. It might be that your conservatory is too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, or that your existing roof is beginning to leak or crack. Alternatively, you might just be looking to give your old conservatory a new lease of life.
Replacing your conservatory roof with a solid roof is a great way to transform your old conservatory into a usable space that you can enjoy throughout the year. In this article, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know about upgrading your conservatory roof to a solid roof, so that you can make the right decision for your home.
Can You Put A Proper Roof On A Conservatory?
Conservatories are renowned for being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter, meaning that they can only be used when the weather allows. This leads many conservatory owners to wonder whether it is possible to install a solid roof on their conservatory.
It is perfectly possible to replace your existing conservatory roof with a solid roof – in fact, we’d highly recommend it! Not only will it significantly extend the lifespan of your conservatory, but it will also increase its energy efficiency, help it to maintain a constant temperature and add value to your home.
Read on to discover the benefits of upgrading your conservatory roof, as well as learning the cost of doing so.
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Is It Worth Putting A Proper Roof On A Conservatory?
The benefits of upgrading your conservatory roof to a solid roof are endless, from increased energy efficiency to improved aesthetics. Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits of conservatory roof replacement.
Use Your Conservatory All Year Round
One of the biggest advantages of installing a solid roof on your conservatory is that it can be used all year round. The improved insulation will enable your conservatory to remain warm through the winter months and cool during the summer. This means that you’ll gain a usable space that you can enjoy throughout the year, whatever the weather.
Improve Your Conservatory’s Energy Efficiency
If you’re looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of your conservatory, upgrading to a solid roof is one of the best things you can do. For example, the Leka solid roof system has an impressive U-rating of just 0.15, compared to the average rating of 1.6 for a typical polycarbonate roof. This is a staggering increase in energy efficiency which will help to reduce your energy bills whilst keeping your conservatory warm through the winter months.
Add Value To Your Home
Upgrading your conservatory roof to a solid roof will create a usable space that can be enjoyed all year round. Not only that, but it will also improve the aesthetics of your conservatory. This combination will add value to your home, as well as making it more appealing to potential buyers, as your home will have an extra habitable room that can be used throughout the year.
Improve The Aesthetics Of Your Conservatory
Finally, installing a solid roof on your conservatory will completely change its appearance, giving it a modern and contemporary look. You can also choose to incorporate rooflights and spotlights to bring new light into your conservatory, improving the aesthetics of your garden room. This will complement your home and create a space that you can’t help but love.
When To Replace A Conservatory Roof
You might wonder how you’ll know when it’s time to replace your conservatory roof. Whilst a conservatory roof can be replaced at any time if you want to enjoy the benefits of increased energy efficiency and improved aesthetics that a solid roof brings, there are some signs to look out for that your conservatory roof is in need of replacement.
Signs that your conservatory roof needs replacing urgently include:
- Leaking rainwater
- Visible damage such as cracks, holes or dents
- Cold spots
- Draughts or rattles
- Sagging of the roof
- Mould infestation or moss growth
If you notice any of these problems with your conservatory roof, it’s important that you look for a replacement as soon as possible. This will help to prevent the issue from escalating into a significant problem and causing irreparable damage to your conservatory interior.
However, you don’t need to wait until your conservatory experiences a problem to replace the roof. In fact, it’s always better to be proactive and upgrade your roof before you begin experiencing any issues to reduce the chances of any lasting damage occurring.
For this reason, we’d recommend upgrading your conservatory roof if any of the following apply to you:
- Your conservatory is too hot in the summer
- Your conservatory is too cold in the winter
- You can hear excessive noise inside your conservatory
- Your energy bills are higher than you’d like
- You want to add value to your home
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How Much Does It Cost To Put A Solid Roof On A Conservatory?
So, you’ve decided to upgrade your conservatory to a solid tiled roof, but you’re probably wondering how much you’re looking at for the replacement.
The cost of replacing your conservatory roof with a solid tiled roof will depend on the total size of the roof, the roofing system that you choose and the specification of the roof. For example, if you choose to have spotlights or roof windows installed, the price will be slightly higher than without these optional extras.
The Leka roof system is a great option for most conservatories, offering high levels of energy efficiency whilst being quick and easy to install. The price of Leka roof installation starts at just £5,000, making it a cost efficient and long lasting way to enhance your conservatory, transforming it into a room that you can use all year round.
Do You Need Planning Permission To Put A Solid Roof On A Conservatory?
Many types of home development require formal planning permission from the local authority. This includes extensions, fences over a certain height and even pruning certain trees. So, you may be wondering whether you’ll need to apply for planning permission to put a solid roof on your conservatory.
Upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof won’t typically require planning permission, providing that the following conditions are met:
- The conservatory is set to the rear of your property
- The original footprint of the conservatory is not being increased
- You follow the guidelines of your local authority
As long as your plans meet the criteria above, you should not require planning permission to replace your conservatory roof with a solid tiled roof.
When you come to sell your property in future, you may be asked for official certification for your replacement roof. For this reason, we’d always recommend looking for a certified roofing system, as well as hiring a certified company to fit it.
The Leka roof system benefits from JHAI approval, meaning that it meets UK Building Regulation standards. This means that you shouldn’t face any problems when it comes to selling your property, as the Leka system is manufactured and installed to industry standards.
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What Is The Best Solid Roof For A Conservatory?
There are many different roofing systems for conservatories out there, each with its own unique set of features and benefits. How do you know which one you should choose?
At Pure Conservatories, we recommend the industry leading Leka roof system which is made to measure to suit the unique design of your conservatory. This innovative conservatory roof system is constructed from glass reinforced plastic (GRP), making it extremely lightweight. You might be surprised to learn that it’s even lighter than timber or aluminium!
Despite its lightweight design, the Leka roof system is extremely energy efficient, with a U rating of just 0.15. This is a dramatic improvement from the average U rating of 1.6 for a standard polycarbonate roof.
Why Choose Leka?
Leka is an industry leading conservatory roof system that is both energy efficient and stylish. However, the benefits of the Leka roof system don’t end there.
Let’s take a look at just some of the benefits of upgrading your conservatory roof to the Leka tiled solid roof system.
- Energy efficient – With an impressive U rating of just 0.15, the Leka roof system offers an outstanding saving in energy whilst helping to keep your conservatory warm during those cold winter months.
- Modern design – The contemporary design of the Leka tiled roof system will enable the exterior of your conservatory to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your home
- Create a habitable room – The Leka roof system will transform your conservatory into a usable room that stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, creating valuable extra space in your home.
- Level up your home – Upgrading your conservatory roof to Leka can increase the value of your home, thanks to the additional habitable room that you’ve created.
- Quick fitting – Thanks to its lightweight design, the Leka system can be installed in just three days. This means that you could be enjoying a warmer conservatory in less than a week.
- Long lasting – The Leka roof system comes with a 40 year guarantee, giving you complete peace of mind so you can relax and enjoy your conservatory.
- Versatile – Choose to add spotlights and roof windows to create a unique living space that you love.
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Does Putting A Solid Roof On A Conservatory Add Value?
Improving your home is often a great investment, especially if it adds value to your property. Upgrading your conservatory to a solid roof is an ideal way to add value to your house, thanks to the extra habitable room that it creates. Rather than only being able to be used when the outdoor temperature is optimal, installing a solid roof will enable you to enjoy your conservatory whatever the weather has in store whilst increasing the value of your property.
How Can I Make My Conservatory More Energy Efficient?
Conservatories are well known for being poor when it comes to energy efficiency. That’s why they are often too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer. Upgrading to a solid tiled conservatory roof such as the Leka roof system is a great way to increase the energy efficiency of your home, transforming your conservatory into a room that can be used throughout the year.
Does A Solid Conservatory Roof Make A Difference?
There are many benefits of upgrading to a solid conservatory roof, including improving the energy efficiency of your conservatory, increasing its lifespan and adding value to your property. Not only that, but by upgrading your conservatory roof, you will be creating an extra habitable room within your property that you can enjoy all year round.
The Leka roof system is the ideal choice for every conservatory, thanks to its fast installation, low price and 40 year guarantee. Not only that, but it also holds JHAI approval, so you can rest assured that it complies to UK Building Regulations.
If you’d like to find out more about the Leka roof system, or discuss replacing your conservatory with a solid roof, we’re here to help. Give us a call today to talk through your options and to book a no-obligation site visit and quote.
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