The vast majority of homeowners who have a conservatory or who are considering installing a conservatory will have or want a glass roof. It goes without saying that this is what conservatories are known for and they tend to be popular for this very reason. Unfortunately, after installation, it isn’t uncommon for homeowners to have issues with their glass roof conservatory, usually in relation to temperature control, and this prevents them from actually using the space.
Thankfully, you do have the option to get a conservatory roof replacement whereby you can replace your glass roof with a solid roof alternative and this is worthwhile looking into further. Of course, like anything else you research, there are lots of misconceptions about solid roof conservatories on the internet and as expected, these can be off-putting to homeowners. So, to help anyone who is seriously considering replacing their roof, our team here at Brackenwood have looked into some of the most commonly heard misconceptions.
“You will lose so much natural light in your conservatory”
This is many homeowners’ biggest worry when having a solid roof conservatory, but we can assure you that you will still get plenty of natural light in this space. Not only can you easily add windows into your solid roof design, but you will also still have light flooding in from the sides of your conservatory too. So, this really isn’t something to panic about.
“You’re better off just getting something like roof blinds”
Whilst roof blinds can make a difference to people who are specifically wanting to reduce the glare or brightness in their conservatory, they won’t actually do much more than this. Having a solid roof will solve many additional issues that homeowners have with their current glass roof and it is undeniably much more effective than products such as roof blinds.
“A solid roof will be too heavy for your existing structure”
Of course, a solid roof is likely to be heavier than a glass roof, but this isn’t a problem. The only situation where weight may be an issue is when an installer doesn’t completely remove the old roof, which is good practice to do. Simply ensure that you choose a conservatory company in Hampshire that has years of experience replacing roofs, you can then relax knowing you don’t have to worry about weight at all.
“You will now have to pay to heat your conservatory”
Whilst you will have benefited from free heating, so to speak, in summer months with a glass roof, it is likely that the space was actually too hot to use and it was probably too cold in winter as well. When you have a solid roof, you will finally have some temperature control in this space, so if anything, you will probably pay less to make the room comfortable to use.
“It is complicated getting approval to have a solid tiled roof”
This may have had an element of truth to it in the past, but it is no longer the case. Previously, conservatory roofs needed to have a certain percentage of translucent areas in order to be exempt from planning permission, but this is no longer the case. So, to install a solid roof, all you will need is a building control certificate and a professional company can help with this.
“You’re better off building a new extension instead”
If you currently have a conservatory, it simply doesn’t make sense to knock the whole structure down and start again, especially when you can replace the roof so quickly and easily. It goes without saying that extensions can be incredibly expensive and it is so much more cost-effective to just use the conservatory structure that you currently have.
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Hopefully, you will now feel a little bit better about solid roof conservatories especially because it is likely that the majority of the negatives you have seen are simply misconceptions. All in all, there are many benefits to replacing the roof of your conservatory and you can guarantee that this isn’t something you wouldn’t regret doing. You will finally have a beautiful usable space that you can enjoy all year round, so it is worthwhile ignoring any misconceptions that you come across.
If you’re searching for a conservatory company in Hampshire that will be able to assist you with a conservatory roof replacement, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Brackenwood. We will gladly answer any questions that you may have and ensure that you have all of the additional information that you may require. Of course, if you wish to go ahead with having a solid roof installed, we will gladly assist you with his process too, so get in touch with our team today.