The best way to make the most of your conservatory is to add a replacement conservatory roof which can be tiled, solid or glazed. Whether you want to blend it with your home or keep the outdoor feel, this is the most comprehensive solution. It is also the most expensive but it will give you a very good return on your investment, lasting longer than either glass or polycarbonate roofing.
Having the right conservatory roof will allow you to use the space all year round, making it easier than ever to get full value from your extra living space. You can even have it fully soundproofed which makes it perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. Adding a new roof will also improve the appearance of your conservatory, making it a room that you will be proud to show off to anyone who visits.
If your conservatory has been in place for a long time, it may be starting to look a bit shabby and the structure might not be as well built as it once was. Over time you might have noticed that niggling issues, such as leaks or condensation, are becoming more regular. These might not be a problem when it happens occasionally, but they could become more frequent and cause damage that you will need to pay for and might compromise the safety of your family.
Many people think that they need to completely rebuild their conservatory when their roof starts to go bad, but this can be quite costly. Especially if your existing foundations are not very good, changing the roof to a new tiled or solid roof is likely to be more cost effective.
You will probably not need to worry about obtaining planning permission if you replace your conservatory roof with a solid one. However, you will need to have the existing structure checked before any work is undertaken as the changes made are likely to alter the size and shape of the room.
If the existing foundations are not strong enough, you will need to have them reinforced before a new roof is added. Some national conservatory roof conversion companies have partnered with building control bodies to ensure that the design they offer complies with regulations.
It will be a good idea to hire a professional surveyor who can give you a detailed report on the state of your existing conservatory. This will inform your choice of the best roof for you, and can help you avoid wasting money on a project that will not be a success.
Whether you opt for a solid conservatory roof, a modern hybrid option which is part tiled and part glazed or a traditional glass style, you will benefit from having a conservatory that can be used all year round and is free from temperature fluctuations. Having the right roof will also enable you to make the most of your existing space and can add as much as 12% to the value of your property when you eventually come to sell it.