Replacement Conservatory Roof Cost
What do replacement conservatory roofs cost?
Across the UK many people have or have had conservatories that now sit in some form of disrepair or no maybe it’s longer used as much as it was when the conservatory was first installed.
Many people buy homes with existing conservatories that are in “less than perfect” condition or some may have not started to do any repairs because they believe it will be very expensive, imagining that the entirety of it needs to be replaced or fixed, and that these fixes will not be simple. Fortunately, that is not usually the case.
To break the myth that conservatory roof replacement is incredibly expensive, the pricing for conservatory roof replacements are significantly less that a new conservatory. Prices, of course, will vary dependent on material and size, but most of them are very affordable for the average conservatory owner.
The following prices are a rough guide to what you could expect to pay for a replacement lean-to conservatory roof .
Replacement Lean to Conservatory Roof Prices
|Estimated size of roof||Product used||Guide Price|
|200 cm x 300 cm||Poly-carbonate panels||£1800 – £2500|
|200 cm x 300 cm||Double glazed panels||£2000 – £3000|
|250 cm x 300 cm||Poly-carbonate panels||£2000 – £3000|
|250 cm x 300 cm||Double glazed panels||£3000 – £3500|
|275 cm x 375 cm||Poly carbonate panels||£2800 – £3200|
|275 cm x 375 cm||Double glazed panels||£3000 – £4500|
What are the benefits of replacing your conservatory roof & why bother?
A conservatory is traditionally intended to be a room that lets in plenty of natural light, supposedly comfortably warm or cool regardless of the season. However, many people no longer use their conservatory for big chunks of the year because it’s simply just not comfortable, getting uncomfortably cold or too way too hot.
The ideal conservatory would make the room pleasant all year long – and the roofing is the largest contributor to this making this happen.
When many people imagine a conservatory they see a room made entirely of a glass & frame structure, but conservatory roofs can come in many different materials each with their benefits and drawbacks.
Glass, polycarbonate, hardwood, and tiling are the most common forms of roofing for conservatories. uPVC composite panels are an alternative choice of roofing material for the room. This composite panel roofing is famous for its durability and low maintenance.
The differences between these materials really come down both appearance and more importantly, heat regulation. As mentioned before, a conservatory ideally would regulate its’ temperature to be suitable year-round, but certain conservatories can be more or less warm/cool depending on the roof type.
A more recent trend that has been gaining favour is to have tiled or a solid roof for these rooms. This type of “solid roof” allows less sunlight into the conservatory and blocks more external heat coming in. As opposed to basic glass roofing which does not do much to reduce heat transfer from outside but allows more natural light to come in.
Which is best, tiled or glass conservatory roofs?
It comes down to the function you want from your conservatory. Some may prefer a glass roof for the natural light, but others choose for a solid roof allowing them to stay out of direct sunlight but still enjoy the outdoor view through the glazed walls.
You can do a lot to reduce the amount of glare and heat build-up that is a much complained about issue with glass conservatory roofing.
- Double or triple glazing – this reduces heat transfer
- Low emissivity glass – coatings on the glass reflect harmful sun-rays and “bounce heat” off the outside surface to stop it entering is hot weather. Low-e glass serves uses the same effect on the inside during colder weather to reduce the amount of heat that radiates out of the room.
- Inert gasses such as Argon can be used to fill the gap between the double glazed panes.
- Combine low-e solar control glazing with gas filled 23-millimeter double glazed roof panels and you have a very high level of energy efficiency for the glass roof and this will certainly make your conservatory livable once more.
- Even something simple like a tinted window film can drastically reduce glare & heat ingress.
In the end, the material you use for your conservatory or even your orangery roof is a personal choice based on what you prefer to get from your conservatory. You no longer need to suffer that useless room which is always too cool or too hot.
Fitting a cost effective roof replacement can allow you to begin to enjoy the outdoors again, even in the worst of the British weather.