Conservatory Repairs – are they worth it?

You are considering conservatory repairs as your current conservatory is getting a little old and tired and needs some TLC. But is it worth the money?

After an inspection by a reputable company, you may find your existing conservatory is approaching the end of its’ life.

If this is the case you will need to know your options.

How long does a conservatory last?

Believe it or not, conservatories have a terminal life span. A conservatory is designed to age with your house but the materials it was constructed from can succumb to wear and tear over the years.

For older conservatories, you could be looking at a useable lifespan as low as 10 years. More robust materials, uPVC and aluminium, then came to the forefront and a uPVC conservatory can be expected to survive 25 years.

25 years is a long time for a structure to be able to withstand the best that Mother Nature can throw at it. If your conservatory was built to a high standard initially, this time span should not be an issue. The weather can cause significant damage though over a period of time.

There is also the issue of accidental damage or just unforeseen incidents.

If there is damage to the roof, it is time to consider a conservatory roof replacement.

Replacement Conservatory Roof

Roof damage is can be caused by anything from a falling branch, hail or even snow and ice. If the initial build was sub-standard, even the strongest roof can be affected.

It is most likely that the main repair costs over the life of your conservatory will be due to roof damage, and with older polycarbonate roofs, this is especially the case.

Polycarbonate roof repairs may be something you are willing to tolerate in the short term but the roof will only continue to degrade over time.

It is common to end up in a cycle of constant conservatory roof repairs. At this point, it is time to consider replacing the roof entirely.

A complete conservatory roof replacement may seem drastic but with modern materials, your conservatory can have a new lease of life.

How do I replace my Conservatory Roof?

Your first point of call should be in-depth internet research to familiarise yourself with material types and styles.

During your research look for companies with 5-star reviews and a full list of testimonials from satisfied customers.

If you had planning permission for the initial build, you should not need further planning permission but a professional replacement roof installer will normally manage all of the paperwork for you.

Is your conservatory a traditional style, do you want a solid roof with more insulation? Would you like to keep a glass roof, would you like to modernise the look of your conservatory?

All of these are available to you now.

You can replace your conservatory roof and finally have the perfect space to connect your house to your garden.

Get a free quote today – who knows, you might be surprised by what you can afford.