The conservatory has been a popular addition to many British gardens for decades. There was a spike in popularity throughout the ’80s but in recent years, people have cottoned on to their major downfalls. Anyone who owns one of these outhouses will be able to tell you that if you try and sit in there during the winter months, you’ll need a blanket and possibly a coat and a woolly hat! Equally, when the summer months roll around and you attempt to relax in your light-filled room, you’ll be leaving within a matter of minutes due to the unbearable sauna-like temperatures! By now, most people will have heard of the simple solution to this issue – a replacement conservatory roof which is properly insulated and lightweight. The Guardian Warm Roof is the UK market leader and has been rated the ‘home improvement product of the year’.
To find out more about the different types and finished available of the Guardian Warm Roof and how it can bring your home into 2019 take a look at our website. Alternatively, to get an approximate cost for your replacement conservatory roof, fill out for free, no obligation quick quote form or give one of our friendly expert team members a call on 01639 597 730.
Glass and Polycarbonate Roofs – The Problems
Conservatories can feel very temporary due to the fact you can only spend a matter of months in there comfortably – and that’s only on a good year. As a result of this, people are left feeling as though they have wasted their money on a room which they are not getting any use out of.
In addition to this, many conservatory owners will find themselves faced with a number of varying issues all down to the glass and polycarbonate roofs. One of the main issues experienced is with leaks coming in through the ceiling, especially when the weather has been bad for a few days. The likely causes are faulty ventilation vents or perished deals. Without having a substantial cover protective the top of the room, you leave yourself open to the possibility of the roof getting damaged in all winds and weathers. This can then lead to costly repair bills.
Another common problem with conservatories is condensation. As the room is largely made of glass, condensation can be very prominent. Condensation that is not dealt with can lead to bigger and more severe complications such as damp spreading and mould growing. The easiest way to handle the problem is to ensure that you have effective ventilation in place. The Guardian Warm Roof ingeniously prevents condensation and provides the correct level of insulation.
The Guardian Warm Roof has been specially developed with all these issues conservatory owners face in mind. The aim was to get rid of these problems by inventing a roof which can simply be installed on top of the existing structure, without the need for additional planning permission. The roof is completely weatherproof, solving the issue of leaks. It is totally energy efficient, achieving a maximum U-value of 0.19 w/m2K – to put it simply, no more cold winters or overheated summers! With the thermally and structurally approved Guardian roof, you are guaranteed to save money on your heating bills. The roof is made up of two layers of rigid insulation board, internally insulated plasterboard, exterior grade plywood and a vapour membrane.
What You Get With a Guardian Roof:
- Choice of tile finishes
- Exterior Grade Plywood
- 25mm high-performance insulation
- 40mm high-performance insulation
- Timber battens
- 72mm high-performance insulated plasterboards
Replacing the Roof – Costs and Considerations
If you scour the internet looking for rough prices of conservatory roofs and how much it will cost to have them installed, you could very easily lose a few hours and still not feel any more informed. To answer the question “How much will it cost to replace my conservatory roof?” is not a straightforward task and there are many considerations that come with the lengthy reply.
The biggest factor reflecting how much your conservatory roof is going to cost is the size of it. Conservatories range from porch sized all the way up to the size of almost a small bungalow! For this reason, it is very difficult to give an exact figure.
Prices can vary dramatically depending on the shape of the roof. At the lower end of the spectrum is the single plane lean-to roof. The higher end would encompass angular Victorian or Edwardian roofs. The cost of the roofs is likely to be more expensive when there is more headroom or a more “dramatic” roof. The Gable ended roof is a good example of this.
Another price factor is the material you wish to use to replace your conservatory roof with. Many people opt to go for a cheaper alternative than a Guardian Warm Roof. The reason the Guardian Warm Roof has a bigger price tag is simply that it is the best replacement conservatory roof solution available – no questions asked.
It is estimated that the average price of a Guardian Roof ranges from £7000 all the way up to the £20,000 mark. The thing to remember is that one of these roofs is a lifetime investment which can save you a lot of money in the long run. With the Guardian Warm Roof, you have the potential to change the way you live and transform your old, useless, money draining conservatory into an all-year-round living space.
Simply fill in our free quick quote form to get an accurate estimation of the replacement conservatory roof costs for you, so you can upgrade your home and your life. Get in touch with a member of our team today for any further enquiries on 01638 597 730.
Kian is the content writer here at Projects4Roofing. He is passionate about the industry and provides our customers with all the information and advice they need.