14 Aug Common Misconceptions About Solid Roof Conservatories
More often than not, when installing a new conservatory, many homeowners will automatically choose to have a glass roof. Of course, this is what conservatories are famously known for and many people aren’t even aware that there is another option available to them. In fact, you have many different options to choose from for your conservatory roof, including but not limited to; slate, tiles, glass and polycarbonate roofing.
It isn’t uncommon for conservatory owners to regret installing a glass roof, for many different reasons, and this often leads to them researching conservatory roof replacements. When doing so, it is likely that you will come across many misconceptions about solid roof conservatories. These misconceptions are sometimes enough to put homeowners off making a brilliant decision and swapping to a solid roof. So, for this reason, our team here at Nu-Look Conservatory Roof Solutions have debunked some of the most common misconceptions.
“A solid roof is no different to roof blinds – just more expensive”
Many people attempt to compare solid roof conservatories to glass roof conservatories with roof blinds but, ultimately, there is only one similarity; they both reduce brightness. Whilst you may find that you no longer have a glare in your conservatory, blinds won’t solve issues regarding temperature control or condensation, for example. They really aren’t the same thing.
“It is expensive to heat and cool the space”
If anything, when deciding to swap to a solid roof conservatory, you will save money on your energy bills. Often, with glass roofs, homeowners spend a lot of time attempting to cool the space in the summer and heat it in the winter. However, with a solid roof, you will benefit from increased temperature control so you shouldn’t experience an increase in your bills.
“You don’t get much natural light into your conservatory”
This is probably the biggest worry for people considering solid roof conservatories and it is in fact just a misconception that you won’t get much natural light with a solid roof. After all, lots of light will come in through your windows and doors. It is estimated that on average people experience a modest light loss of about 5%, so you don’t need to worry about this.
“It is illegal to swap to a solid roof conservatory”
It isn’t illegal to change the roof of your conservatory, but you will need building regulation approval to do so. You shouldn’t overlook the importance of this and you can find out more about it here. However, you also shouldn’t let this put you off swapping to a solid roof conservatory, any experienced company will be able to help you.
“You’re better off building an extension”
Whilst this may be the case if you don’t have a conservatory already, it certainly doesn’t make sense if you do have a conservatory. Changing your conservatory roof is much more cost-effective than knocking down the structure and starting again. You can guarantee that this is definitely a misconception and one to ignore for that matter.
“Solid roofs are too heavy for your conservatory”
There is an element of truth in this statement, but when working with a professional company to change your glass roof to a solid roof conservatory, this isn’t something you need to panic about. They will remove your existing roof and replace it with a new structure which will ensure that all load-bearing areas are fully supported. You can trust experts to handle this for you.
Installing a solid conservatory roof
All in all, once you know the truth about solid roof conservatories, it is likely that you will want to go ahead with a roof replacement. More often than not, doing so can be the solution you were hoping for to all of your current conservatory issues and help you to enjoy spending time in this space again. You can guarantee that you will thank yourself in the long run for ignoring these common misconceptions and undertaking the work.
If you’re searching for a company to assist you with the installation of a solid conservatory roof, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Nu-Look Conservatory Roof Solutions. Our team has the skills, knowledge and experience to replace your roof for you and you can trust that we will do so to an exemplary standard. To find out more about the roofing options you have or the process of a conservatory roof replacement, feel free to reach out to our team today, we will happily assist you further.