Replacement Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof
A replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof is an inexpensive way of replacing a tired leaking or draughty conservatory roof.
If you have an older polycarbonate roof and it is developing problems, upgrading to a new roof could add many more years of life to your conservatory for little expenditure compared to other roof types.
Polycarbonate Roof Upgrade
A replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof is a lightweight and inexpensive solution to replacing a tired, leaking conservatory roof.
We understand that not everyone wants a glass or tiled roof if using the conservatory during certain months to enjoy the garden from the comfort of your home, which is why we offer the latest replacement polycarbonate conservatory roofs, however, there are better options to create a room that can be enjoyed the whole year-round.
Conservatory Glass Roof Upgrade
Whilst a polycarbonate roof is inexpensive it is not thermally-efficient at all. Upgrading to a high-performance glass conservatory roof is a bit more expensive than a replacement poycarbonate conservatory roof, however, you will save money on heating bills, over very little time the difference will pay for itself.
Benfits Of A Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof
Benefits Of A Glass Conservatory Roof
Choosing A Replacement Conservatory Roof Can Be Confusing
At Best Glaze, we understand that choosing a replacement conservatory roof can be confusing, with so many options, designs and styles available to homeowners it is easy to become overwhelmed. Before you make any major home improvements, it’s important to know all the associated facts.
Choose a reputable company and they will advise you on what is your best options for your needs, despite there being regulations in place, there are still cowboy companies out there that will cut corners trying to make fast money.
The Cheapest Could End Up Costing You More
We all love a bargain when we are shopping around don’t we, but when it comes to our homes and especially when choosing something as important as a roof, the cheapest isn’t best.
Cheap materials and cutting corners in labour can cause serious problems further down the line that could end up costing you much more in the long run.
Avoid Cladover Conservatory Insulation
Cladovers are being peddled all around the country, you may have seen the adverts already of companies offering low-cost conservatory insulation, avoid cladovers at all cost.
A cladover installation adds extra weight to an existing conservatory roof. Batons insulation and cladding is all screwed through the glazing bars which is also a point of ingress for excess rainwater.
Internal Conservatory Cladovers
An internal conservatory cladover involves attaching batons to the internal bars, wedging insulation between the batons and then plasterboarding over the top.
- Damages the glazing bars causing points of ingress and weakening the structure.
- Adds weight to the roof that it wasn’t designed to carry.
- Causes a heat trap inside the roof which builds up heat affecting glazing bars.
External Conservatory Cladovers
An external conservatory cladover is where batons or OSB board is screwed to the outside of the roof, glazing panels are seldom removed. Imitation tiles are then fixed to the batons/board.
- Very low thermal impact due to lack of insulation & creating a heat pocket.
- Existing framework overloaded by extra weight.
Causes condensation buildup inside the roof.
Glazing bars are damaged during installation.
Full Conservatory Cladover
A full conservatory cladover involves both of the above methods combined. Each method on it’s own adds too much weight to the conservatory roof. A full cladover usually has a plastic cladding ceiling installed inside the room because of the structure now being susceptible to moisture ingress.
Replacement Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Is Better Than A Cladover
Although a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof is not as thermally efficient as a replacement Glass Roof or a Tiled conservatory roof, it is a safer option than a cladover if you are working to a budget.
A new replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof would cost less than a cladover insulation, be installed faster and cause less condensation and longterm issues.
Alternative Choices To A Replacement Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof
Solid Tile Conservatory Roof
If you are now considering options other than a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof, a solid tiled roof is thermally efficient, lightweight and strong. Suited to install on existing conservatory window frames and creates a ‘real room’ feel.
LivinROOF Conservatory Roof
Another alternative to a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof is a thermally efficient Livinroof, one of the most popular roofs for conservatories in Cornwall.
A Livinroof is a hybrid conservatory roof that offers all the security and warmth you get from a solid roof, whilst flexibility in design allows homeowners the abilty to place glass panels in any configuration on the roof.
Best Glaze Conservatories In Cornwall
Best Glaze have been installing windows, doors and conservatories in Cornwall for 20 years. We only supply and install the best quailty products to our customers in Cornwall.
If you are looking for a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof in Cornwall, we can help. We have a fantastic roof system suitable for any style of conservatory and guaranteed for 10-years.
Get in Touch With A HUman
We are happy to talk to you! Just complete the form to find out about our conservatories in Cornwall.
If you have any questions about any of our products, services, or guarantees, please get in touch we would look forward to hearing from you!
Monday – Saturday
7:00AM – 5:00PM
Is a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof worth it?
A replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof is ok if you are working to a budget and your old roof is leaking, draughty and in need of replacing. We would recommend a replacement polycarbonate roof over a cladover which would be in the similar price range.
Cladovers should be avoided at all cost! A cladover not only overloads your conservatory roof, but it also weakens the structure, causes condensatrion issues and heat build up within the roof.
Is a glass replacement conservatory roof thermally efficient?
Glass conservatory roofs have evolved over the past 10 years, they now come with thermally efficient glazing, self cleaning glass, purge ventilation to reduce heat and prevent condensation. A glass roof would be our recommendation rather than a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof.
How long is the gaurantee on a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof?
We offer a 10 year gaurantee on our replacement polycarbonate conservatory roofs, the same as our glass roofs. If well maintained there is no reason a polycarbonate roof wouldn’t last for 20 years.
How long does it take to install a replacement polycarbonate conservatory roof?
Depending no the size and complexity of the roof, most replacement polycarbonate conservatory roofs can be installed within a day, meaning your home is not expeosed to the elements for any prolonged period of time and you can get back to enjoying your conservatory in no time at all.
Can I climb on a polycarbonate conservatory roof to clean it?
It is not a good idea to climb on a polycarbonate conservatory roof to clean it. Hire yourself some conservatory ladders from a tool hire shop, if you need to perform routing maintenance, or hire a window cleaner with a long reach brush to clean the roof of your conservatory. Alternatively you can call a company that offers conservatory repairs as a service to carry out routine maintenance.