Conservatories were traditionally used to grow tropical plants. However, in more recent years are used to provide an extra room in the home, often used as a dining area or a space for relaxing. However, the problem with many UK conservatories is they were built back in the 1980s when inexpensive polycarbonate was typically used for the roof.
Polycarbonate is not a good insulator, and heat is trapped inside the structure during the summer, but contrarily, it quickly escapes when the temperatures are cold outside. This renders the conservatory practically useless for at least six months of the year. Many Eltham homeowners are now choosing to replace their old conservatory roofs as they are no longer getting the most out of them.
There are several reasons why you should consider replacing your conservatory roof. An old roof means it can be extremely costly to heat a conservatory or orangery during the winter months. Another reason is a dilapidated, leaky roof will spoil the look of the conservatory and, in turn, your home. Another reason for changing the roof is you want to use the space more, and in the same way you use the rest of the house, with light fittings attached to the ceiling, perhaps with a modern speaker system, to provide an ambient space to unwind. A new roof will help block out noise, keeping outside noise out and any noise you generate inside, so you do not have to worry about disturbing your neighbours.