Replacement Conservatory Roof
At Alternative Roof Solutions we specialise in replacing polycarbonate and glass conservatory roofs with solid conservatory roofs.
How do we replace your conservatory roof in Northampton?
Unlike some companies, we completely remove your old conservatory roof and build you a timber framed conservatory roof.
Why is it better to remove your conservatory roof?
There are a few options on the market for insulating a conservatory roof, without replacing the original conservatory roof.
One option is to insulate the inside of your conservatory roof, and there are also a couple of options for this on the market. You can either have uPVC cladding applied to the inside or insulation can be fitted and then boarded and skimmed which gives a smooth finish.
How effective is it to internally insulate a conservatory roof?
It is more energy efficient than your original conservatory roof although, your original conservatory roof was not designed to have the additional weight added and additional fixings will need to be used on your conservatory roof. You also must be careful that if either is not completed correctly, it can cause condensation between the original roof and the new internal ceiling. Heavy build-up of condensation will then cause damage internally.
Cladding over your conservatory roof.
This is something that we completely advise against, the main reason is the additional weight of the external cladding. Your conservatory roof when it was built was designed to take the load of that roof and not additional structures on top. What this means is that the additional load can cause your walls to bow outwards and, in some cases, can cause the whole conservatory roof to collapse.
If you have not been issued an insurance backed guarantee you could end up will no conservatory and will have no redress from the original installer. Unfortunately, we have seen too many examples of this.
Another thing to consider is that if your conservatory roof is no longer 75% translucent then it falls under Building Regulations and you will need a Building Regulations Certificate for the conservatory roof when you sell your home. Clad over conservatory roofs will not usually qualify for a Building Regulations Certificate due to the inability to confirm the structural integrity.
Completely Replaced Conservatory Roof
This is the safest and best option if you want to improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory, so that you can use it all year round.
When we remove your old conservatory roof, we will check during the survey, whether your existing conservatory windows and doors have been reinforced. This is so that we can add additional bracing if necessary, to ensure that they are able to take the additional weight of a solid conservatory roof.
We will then build you a bespoke timber conservatory roof structure, 2 layers of insulation are fitted within the roof and there is a 25mm air gap, in order to allow for air to flow and to ensure that no condensation can build up. Internally we will fit a 27mm insulated plasterboard that is skimmed to a smooth finish, we will also fit spotlights or your preferred lighting for you. Externally the roof is finished with Tapco Slates which come in a range of colour to match colour existing house roof or you can have a contrasting colour.
We are also able to install Velux roof windows and replace your conservatory doors and windows if required.
We have written a blog about thermal efficiencies in different styles of conservatory roofs.
"I'm really pleased with our roof replacement, it has made our tired conservatory into a beautiful room. John and the team did a really good job from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble for them."
Rowena Eddison, Bugbrooke