Signs it’s time to replace your conservatory roof
Posted on 27th February 2023 at 11:19
Conservatories are a fantastic addition to any home, providing a bright and airy space to relax, entertain your guests or enjoy an unobstructed view of your garden. Unfortunately, some conservatory roofs prevent homeowners from enjoying their space.
Over time, a conservatory roof can become worn or damaged, leading to further issues such as leaks and heat loss. Polycarbonate or glass roofs tend to become worn more quickly due to constant exposure to different weather conditions.
But how do you know when it’s time to replace your conservatory roof? In this blog, we'll explore some of the key signs to look out for. This will help you determine when it's time to upgrade your conservatory roof and finally enjoy your conservatory once again.
Visible damage or missing roof tiles or panels
Visible damage to your conservatory roof is the first thing to watch out for if you start experiencing issues with your conservatory. Any broken or missing tiles will not only affect the overall look but may also cause damage to the interior of your conservatory. Another thing to look out for is any discolouring of your conservatory's roof. Any discolouration is a clear indicator that the roof is no longer as efficient as it was and should be replaced before further damage occurs.
Leaking coming from your conservatory roof
If you’ve started noticing any leaks or signs of water damage in your conservatory, you should address these as soon as possible. Leaking is a clear sign that there’s damage somewhere in the roof, and it will need repairing or replacing. It’s important to note that if you opt to repair the roof, there’s a high chance the leak will return.
If there’s frequent condensation in your conservatory, it’s a sign that something is wrong. Although some condensation is expected during the colder months, excessive condensation shouldn’t be ignored.
Excessive condensation leads to dampness, which can lead to more troubling issues for your home such as water damage and mould.
To help prevent damage to your home due to condensation, we recommend using an absorbent paper towel or cloth to clean up any excess moisture when spotted. Dehumidifiers are also an effective way to remove and reduce excess water from the air.
Poor insulation and heat regulation
If you avoid using your conservatory because it’s too hot in the summer or too cold during the winter, then this means your conservatory roof is not as energy efficient as it could be. Polycarbonate or glass roofs aren’t the best for regulating or retaining heat, which is why your conservatory may be sensitive to harsh temperatures.
Adding a solid roof to your conservatory will help improve heat regulation. This will help to reduce energy bills and also allows you and your loved ones to enjoy your space, no matter what the temperature outside is.
At Alternative Roof Solutions, we specialise in replacing polycarbonate or glass conservatory roofs with solid tile roofs. All our conservatory roofs are made bespoke for each conservatory, allowing homeowners to finally enjoy their space once again.
Contact Alternative Roof Solutions today for a free, no-obligation quote on your solid tile conservatory roof replacement.
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