If you have a conservatory with a polycarbonate or glass roof, then you’ll know how frustrating it is to see this space being wasted when it’s too cold, or hot, to use. Replacing the roof with a solid, tiled alternative will not only give you back a part of your home, but it could save you money in the long-term. In this blog we look at conservatory roof replacement costs, and ask, does a solid roof provide value for money?
Why replace your conservatory roof?
Most of our customers replace their conservatory roof for two reasons.
- It’s started to deteriorate, and needs to be repaired frequently
- They want to improve the space so they can use it in all seasons
Whether you inherited the conservatory when you bought your house, or you added it yourself, if it has been up for a while then you might have noticed it starting to deteriorate. The older the roof, the more likely it is to develop cracks and leaks, which are costly to repair.
Before 2010 all conservatory roofs had to be a minimum of 75% glazing, but the materials traditionally used are not ideal for regulating temperature. It can feel like you’re stepping into a fridge in winter, and a greenhouse in summer – noticeably different from the rest of the house.
The benefits of a tiled conservatory roof
A solid, tiled conservatory roof could be the answer to your problems.
Its thermal properties regulate the temperature of the room, so you can enjoy your conservatory all year round in comfort. Not only does it keep heat in, but it also keeps noise out. So when it’s pouring down outside, you won’t hear the familiar drumming on the roof that conservatory owners have grown accustomed to.
At Total Trades, we use Warm Roof™ for its patented breathable system. It’s made from lightweight aluminium, and because it’s hand made to order, you can choose the style of roof finish you would like. Pick from Tapco slate or Metro tile, to match the rest of your house.
Warm Roof™ is popular among our customers because:
- you don’t need planning permission – it’s building control approved
- it’s quick to install, taking just a few days
- it lasts for around 50 years and is low maintenance
Not having to change the permitted use of your conservatory will save you time and money on filling out paperwork to satisfy building control. With quick installation you can enjoy the extra space in your house in a matter of three or four days.
Conservatory roof replacement cost
Tiled conservatory roof costs start from as little as £6000 for a small 4sqm conservatory, and it must be remembered that having a Warm Conservatory Roof can add 10% to the value of your property. These prices are a rough guide to help you plan financially – ultimately, the size of your conservatory and the work involved, will determine the exact price.
There can be a lot to consider when you are replacing a glass or polycarbonate roof, and any additional extras you opt for will need to be factored into the overall cost.
Some conservatory owners worry about losing natural light when they add a solid roof, so they choose to have a Velux window or a full-length glass panel installed. This is a great way of retaining light without losing control over the temperature of the room. Keep in mind though, that this will add to the overall conservatory roof replacement cost.
While replacing the roof, you might also want to consider adding:
- pelmets inside the room with downlighters
- a plastered ceiling with electric lights installed
- new guttering, fascias, or lead flashing
We will discuss all these options with you and provide an itemised quote that includes everything from start to finish, so there are no nasty surprises at the end of the job! For an accurate conservatory roof replacement cost, ask us for a no-obligation quote.
The added value of a tiled roof
A solid, tiled conservatory roof will add value to your property – some experts believe as much as 10%. If you are planning to sell your house in the coming years, then a dilapidated conservatory is a red flag for potential buyers. Replacing the roof will uplift the look of your house and give it extra kerb-appeal.
Investing in the cost of a conservatory roof replacement will also save you money in the long-term. A tiled roof requires less ongoing maintenance than a glass or polycarbonate roof. For one thing, it’s cleaner – you can finally call a truce with the local birds because you won’t need to pay for your conservatory roof to be regularly cleaned anymore.
A Warm Roof™ is made up of breathable layers that regulate the temperature of a conservatory. This eco-friendly material will save you money on your gas and electric bills – some homeowners report saving as much as £200 per year on their utility bills by switching to a tiled conservatory roof.
Choosing the right builder
The real value of a tiled conservatory roof comes from reclaiming a part of your home that may have been frustratingly unusable for many years. Adding to your house with a space that you can comfortably enjoy all year round is a worthwhile investment.
We understand that choosing the right builder to trust with your investment, is a big decision, but we can help ease your worries. At Total Trades, we specialise in replacing conservatory roofs in Doncaster and the surrounding areas, and we treat every project as though we were working on our own home – ‘quality’ and ‘care’ are words we live by. For more information, please check out Conservatory Roof Replacement.
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