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Can you put a new roof on an old conservatory?

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If you have an old conservatory, you may be thinking about ways to update it, improve its energy efficiency, or just make it more appealing. The roof is often one of the first parts of a conservatory to show signs of wear, and fortunately, a roof replacement is almost always possible. In fact, a conservatory roof replacement is a great way to reduce your energy bills, make the space more comfortable to use all year round and can even add value to your home and make it more saleable.

What are the benefits of replacing the roof on an old conservatory?

There are many benefits to replacing the roof on an old conservatory. Here are a few of the most common:

  • Improved energy efficiency: A new roof can help to improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory, making it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. This can save you money on your energy bills.
  • Improved comfort: A new roof can make your conservatory more comfortable to use all year round. No more cold spots or draughts!
  • Increased value: A new roof can add value to your home. This is because a conservatory with a solid roof is considered to be a more permanent structure than one with a glass roof.
  • Extended lifespan: A new roof can extend the lifespan of your conservatory. This is because a new roof will be made from high-quality materials and will be installed to a high standard.
  • Improved aesthetics: A new roof can improve the aesthetics of your conservatory. This is especially true if you choose a roof that complements the style of your home.


What are the different types of roofs for conservatories?

There are a variety of different types of roofs that can be used for conservatories. The most common types include:

  • Solid roof: A solid roof is the most energy-efficient option. It is made from materials such as tile or slate, and usually has a timber frame. It can help to keep your conservatory warm in the winter and cool in the summer and gives the room more of an extension-like feel.
  • Glazed roof: A glazed roof allows in more natural light than a solid roof. This can make your conservatory feel more spacious and bright. However, glazed roofs are not as energy-efficient as solid roofs, and can get incredibly hot in warmer months.
  • Hybrid roof: A hybrid roof is a combination of a solid roof and a glazed roof. It offers the best of both worlds in terms of energy efficiency and natural light, and can be achieved by opting for a solid tiled roof with Velux windows or glazed panels. 


How much does it cost to replace a conservatory roof?

The cost of replacing a conservatory roof will vary depending on the size of your conservatory, the type of roof you choose, and the materials used. However, you can expect to pay anywhere from £2,000 for a glazed roof to upwards of £7,000 for a quality solid roof.


How long does it take to replace a conservatory roof?

The time it takes to replace a conservatory roof will also vary depending on the size of your conservatory and the type of roof you choose. However, you can expect the work to take anywhere from a few days to a week.


How do I get a new roof for my conservatory?

To get a new roof for your conservatory, you will need to contact a reputable installer. They will be able to advise you on the best type of roof for your conservatory and give you a quote for the work. 

Is there anything else I need to know about replacing the roof on an old conservatory?

Yes, there are a few other things you need to know about replacing the roof on an old conservatory. Here are a few tips:

  • Ensure your chosen installer is fully insured and that the work is guaranteed, should there be any problems. 
  • Be sure to get everything in writing, including the scope of work, the materials to be used, and the timescale for completion.
  • Be prepared for some disruption to your home while the work is being carried out. Again, a reputable installer should be able to keep this to a minimum

Overall, replacing the roof on an old conservatory is a worthwhile investment. It can improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and value of your home.

If you are considering replacing the roof on your old conservatory, get in touch with us for a free survey and no-obligation quote.