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As we find ourselves in the cost-of-living crisis, it’s no wonder that people throughout Britain are looking for ways to make their homes more energy efficient. It’s not just external windows and doors that allow cold air to enter your home and heat to escape; your conservatory’s roof plays a significant role, too. As a result, you might consider a conservatory replacement roof to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your heating costs.

When it comes to converting your conservatory roof into a warm roof, the number one concern is that it won’t be worth the upfront expenses. Well, if your conservatory struggles to maintain a steady temperature, suffers from condensation, or even leaks, a warm roof conversion will be well worth the investment.

Why Traditional Conservatory Roofs Are Inefficient

The main reason behind investing in warm roofs is that traditional conservatory roofs are inefficient. This is because conservatories were previously designed to be a home improvement in which three-quarters of the roof and half of the walls were crafted from glazed materials. As a result, they weren’t required to adhere to Building Regulations, meaning most conservatories weren’t much more than glass boxes. Therefore, conservatory insulation was non-existent, leaving conservatories too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

Today, Building Regulations and Planning Permission is not the same, meaning modern conservatory options are incredibly varied. This means conservatories can now have solid roofs.

It goes without saying that thin sheets of polycarbonate or glass panes aren’t very well insulated, resulting in poor temperature control. Therefore, any conservatory that was built two decades ago isn’t likely to be very energy efficient. Not only does this result in spending far too much on heating, but it can also result in damp problems that are expensive to repair.

What is a warm roof conservatory?

A warm roof is an insulated roof system that assists the interior temperature of a conservatory. This is achieved via the control of solar gain and the reduction of internal heat loss. Since the sun’s rays predominantly enter through a conservatory’s roof, and this is also where the majority of heat is lost, a warm roof will have a significant impact on internal temperature control.

Tiled Conservatory Roofs

One of the most popular methods of creating a warm roof is by tiling the roof. These tiles are lightweight and easy to install, making them the perfect option for building a comfortable and cosy space. This is because tiled roofs provide additional layers of insulation and also eradicate draughts.

Slate Warm Roofs

Another common method of creating a warm roof is by using slates, specifically SupaLite slates and SkyVista glass panels. These can be installed on almost any extension and help you pave the way to a more energy-efficient home. This is due to their innovative design, boasting the latest technology in warm roofs.

The Economic Benefits of a Replacement Conservatory Roof

Although the outright costs of a conservatory roof replacement may seem like a lot, there are a number of economic benefits to doing so.

The most significant financial impact of replacing a conservatory roof is improved thermal efficiency. This is because a solid roof improves a conservatory’s insulation, allowing the space to trap heat and reducing heating costs. Similarly, during the summer months, a solid roof limits the amount of heat that’s generated by direct sunlight, meaning you don’t have to use air conditioning or fans to cool the space.

Not only does a warm roof make a space more affordable to live in, but it also increases the value of your home should you choose to sell in the future. This is because a warm roof increases the usability of your conservatory, making it more valuable on the property market.

How much does a replacement conservatory roof cost?

There is no one answer to this question, as every installation is unique, meaning there’s no fixed fee. For instance, the size and style of a conservatory are huge, affecting factors when it comes to the cost of a roof replacement.

Objects of Consideration

While Building Regulations don’t tend to stand in the way of replacement conservatory roofs, there’s still a lot to consider. For instance, if the original structure is too lightweight to support a new roof, this may not be the wisest investment to make. If this is the case, a whole conservatory replacement would be the better option.

Don’t worry, though; you don’t need to perform these assessments yourself, as Diamond Windows Droitwich is here to help. Our expert team can evaluate your conservatory’s condition and propose the best course of action for you.

Contact us today to reap the economic benefits of replacing an old conservatory roof with a new warm roof.

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