When deciding whether a conservatory roof replacement will be worth the costs involved, there are several factors to consider.
Building planners originally defined a conservatory as an extension that had to have 75% of the roof and 50% of its walls built from glazed materials.
Because this design did not require a building permit, many had little more than a glass box attached to their property. Nowadays, Planning Permission and Building Regulations changes mean you have more options with the materials used than before.
This relaxation in the rules also means you can replace your conservatory roof with something sturdier.
If your conservatory is not practical, but you don’t want to pay for a brand new one, installing an insulated roof is the perfect solution.
Whether this is a good idea financially depends entirely on your reasons for doing so and whether having an all-year-round extra room is important.
Another consideration is when it comes to selling your property. Home evaluators estimate a conservatory with a sold roof will add between 5 and 7% to the property value.
A solid tiled roof is quick and straightforward to install. You’ll have reliable temperature control and be able to use the roof for activities that were not previously feasible. For example, you’ll no longer need to struggle to reduce the glare on a laptop or tablet screen.