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Why are some conservatory roof replacements more expensive than others?

In today’s cost-conscious climate, we have noticed many more of our customers are getting multiple quotes before going ahead with any home improvements, particularly regarding conservatory roof replacements. 

But sometimes this cost gathering can create even more questions! In this blog, we are attempting to answer them. As always, if you have any questions not covered, feel free to get in touch!

Why are conservatory roofs more expensive

"I have multiple conservatory roof replacement quotes - why are they so different?"

Here’s our guide to understanding your conservatory roof replacement quotes and choosing the company that is right for you.

At Habify we offer roof replacements, but some companies offer different solutions which involve inserting panels over the top of the existing roof. These are understandably much cheaper and have a very different finish to a full conservatory roof replacement. Would we recommend this? No. Conservatories are not built to support this additional weight, it is unlikely the work can be fully guaranteed and the insulation will not be as effective, with a higher risk of condensation and mould.

Timber makes for a great framework for traditional structures, so why wouldn’t we use it for a replacement conservatory roof? The answer again comes down to weight. On a traditional roof, even warm roofs on modern extensions, the roof will have a solid timber frame, supported by brick and block structure and a secure, deep foundation. Conservatories offer no such security. The foundations are shallow and the frame is plastic/ uPVC – a material which in our view is completely unsuitable for supporting a solid timber roof frame. A roof that is too heavy might well use cheaper materials but will compromise the structure of the conservatory and potentially cause major (and expensive to fix) issues later down the line.

Are you getting a finished product or are you going to have to call in separate trades to finish the job? On the face of it, a new roof is a new roof, but what happens to your electrics? Will you need a ceiling light moving or fitting? Do you want LEDs? Will it be internally plastered? Will it have proper guttering and drainage? Always ask for an itemised quote so you know exactly what you’re getting and you don’t get any nasty surprises at the end!

A new roof can be a big investment and any associated problems can be pricey to fix. Always check the aftercare policy of any roof replacement company you go with and do your research. Read reviews – it is usually pretty obvious when aftercare is an issue! Look for a company with a watertight guarantee and don’t part with your cash for anything less.

If you would like a free, no-obligation quote for your conservatory roof replacement project in the Norfolk & Suffolk area, get in touch or visit our conservatory roof replacement page for an instant guide price and more information.