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4 hints that you need to replace your conservatory roof

Posted by Clare Whitehall on Dec 16, 2022

Do you have a conservatory attached to your property, but never use it to its full potential?
You’re not alone.

Many conservatory owners are in the same situation. They don’t spend as much time as they would like to in their conservatory because it’s too cold in winter, too hot in summer, lets in too much noise, or suffers from dampness.

If you have an old glazed or polycarbonate roof, this is likely to be the root of the problem.

We’ve put together a list of the four key signs that tell you your conservatory roof needs replacing.

1. Extreme temperatures

It’s a warm summer’s day. You want nothing more than to relax in your conservatory with a good book and the radio on. But by 1 pm the heat in there is unbearable. Sound familiar?

Or do you choose not to venture into your conservatory during the winter months, unless you’re dressed like you’re going on an arctic expedition? Another common problem.

If you’re experiencing extreme temperatures in your conservatory, it is one of the clearest signs that you need to replace your conservatory roof.

In most cases, the reason for extreme temperatures in conservatories lies in their roof. Polycarbonate and glass roofs are not thermally efficient.

Both of these materials don’t provide enough insulation to help your conservatory retain heat during the winter months. As a result, the heat escapes, and your conservatory becomes freezing cold.

In summer, glass and polycarbonate roofs allow the strength of the sun's rays to stream into your conservatory – often making the heat unbearable.

If you’re suffering from extreme temperatures in your conservatory, it can be frustrating that you’re not able to use your room all year round.

But we’ve got good news.

By upgrading to a solid conservatory roof, you can enjoy a stable temperature in your conservatory throughout the year, which opens up the opportunity for a whole range of new conservatory uses.

Woman drinking a hot cup of tea to keep warm in her freezing conservatory

2. Condensation and mould are building up

Condensation, dampness, and mould can be unsightly and often prevent conservatory owners from fully enjoying their time in their conservatories.

Not only is living with dampness and mould unsightly – it’s also unhealthy.

If you inhale or touch mould spores, it can lead to skin irritations, sneezing, a runny nose, or sore eyes. It can be particularly dangerous for people that suffer from asthma.

What tends to happen is that poor insulation in your conservatory roof leads to condensation. Over some time, this surface, damp from the condensation, provides the perfect environment for fungus and mould spores to grow.

So, if you’re seeing those tell-tale little black dots – you’ve got condensation or mould in your conservatory, and it’s time to consider a solid conservatory roof.

By choosing an insulated conservatory with a solid roof, you can rid your conservatory of condensation and mould, and have a room that you’re proud to host guests in.

Warm insulated conservatory with a solid roof on a winter day


3. Your furniture is fading

Have you noticed that the furniture in your conservatory has started to fade?

This is another sign that it’s time to consider a conservatory roof replacement.

When you have a glazed or polycarbonate conservatory roof, it allows a large amount of natural sunlight into your conservatory.

Natural sunlight includes ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can be damaging to your favourite conservatory furniture.

So, suppose you’re noticing that the bright colours on your conservatory furniture are starting to fade or become discoloured. In that case, it’s most likely because they are continuously exposed to the sun’s rays.

A solid conservatory roof can help prevent further fading or discoloration of your favorite conservatory furniture.


Frustrated blond woman unable to work due to the loud noise in her conservatory

4. Uncontrollable external noise

Another sign that you might need to replace your conservatory roof is when the time you want to spend relaxing in your conservatory is ruined by noise.

When you have a polycarbonate or glass roof, there is no insulation to dampen the sound of rain hitting your roof. A non-insulated conservatory roof can actually amplify the sound of the rain. This means that noise in your conservatory can often deafen when we have unsettled weather periods.

The lack of conservatory roof insulation and soundproofing can also mean that your time in your conservatory is spoiled by other external noises – even when the weather is nice. Examples might be your neighbours enjoying a barbecue next door, or traffic from nearby roads.

When you convert your conservatory roof to a solid conservatory roof it will bring you the peace and quiet you’ve been longing for.

The insulation of a solid conservatory roof will help you enjoy the luxury of your year-round conservatory without the annoyance of unwanted external noises.

Cosy conservatory with a solid conservatory roof and a beatuiful garden view

Projects4Roofing: Conservatory Roof Specialists

We’ve been installing conservatory roof replacements for over 10 years, and our team of experts is ready to help create the conservatory of your dreams.

After more than 30 years in the industry, we would recommend only one solid system we would recommend – the Guardian Warm Roof.

Choosing a Guardian Warm Roof from Projects4Roofing is the best solution to help insulate your conservatory from outside noises, maintain a stable temperature all year round, prevent your furniture from fading, and eliminate condensation, mould, and dampness.

So, if you think it’s time for a conservatory roof replacement, use our free quoting tool to find out how affordable it can be. It only takes a minute!

Head to our free quoting tool now, and take the next step to the insulated conservatory of your dreams.

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Topics: Solid Roof Conservatory, Conservatory Problems, Condensation, Tips

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