If you wanted to research conservatory roofs, what’s the first thing you’d do?
That’s right, type it into a search engine!
We live in an era of technology and information overload, and search engines have the answer to almost any question.
However, with this abundance, there has also been an overwhelming growth of misinformation and fake news. Especially when it comes to conservatory roofs.
To clarify the confusion, we have compiled a list of the most common statements regarding conservatory roofs and will be unveiling the real truth or myths behind them.
Read on to learn the facts about conservatory roofs and make an informed decision for your future transformation.
It’s expensive to heat and cool a conservatory with a solid roof
Our survey says…This claim is false! We don't know where this misconception of solid conservatory roofs comes from, but we cannot stress enough that this is not true.
The truth is that it is cheaper to heat and cool a conservatory with a solid roof than one with a glass or polycarbonate roof.
To support this let's look at some hard data showing the U-values of different roofing systems:
- A Guardian Warm Roof meets the new Part L requirements producing a U-Value of 0.145W/ m2K
- A glass conservatory roof produces a U-Value between 1.2-3W/ m2K (dependent on material thickness)
- A polycarbonate conservatory roof produces a U-Value between 1.5- 2.4W/ m2K (dependent on material thickness)
What does it all mean?
Basically, the lower the U-value, the better the conservatory roof insulation.
This means it will make it easier to keep your space warm or cool (according to the season), saving you money on your energy bills and making your home more energy efficient whilst extending your conservatory uses.
Solid roofs minimise mould and condensation
As an insulated and sealed roofing system, solid conservatory roofs are built with integral layers of quality materials and an integrated air gap.
This helps prevent condensation that can lead to leaks and mould growth.
Alternative roofing solutions are usually made with inferior materials, lack ventilation, and have gaps and imperfections between the panels. This leads to a consistent build-up of condensation and moisture.
Mould can be very dangerous in a conservatory and can grow on the roof and walls causing a lot of damage.
Quality solid conservatory roofs, such as Guardian Roofs, are completely weatherproof while still maintaining proper ventilation.
The Guardian Warm Roof is a roof system that employs an air gap layer between insulation panels that allows humidity to escape and prevents condensation from forming within the roof's structure.
Keeping you safe, dry, warm, and protected.
Replacing a conservatory roof takes too long
This is a common misconception amongst homeowners, but we’re happy to dispel this myth and inform you it’s not true!
Thankfully the technology, processes, and procedures in the making and installation of conservatory roofs have evolved.
So, although the disturbance of having a conservatory roof replacement may be daunting, the installation is not that lengthy.
P4R is a conservatory roof specialist, and an average conservatory roof replacement takes our team only three to four days to install.
Bet you weren’t expecting it to be that quick!
The best thing about us is that we always maintain clear communication with homeowners and share an exact schedule of what will happen at every step of the way.
This allows you and your family to plan ahead and take care of any tasks you have on the go, whilst we ensure your conservatory transformation is as seamless as possible.
If you need extra finishes such as electrics or plastering this can be completed in as little as 8 days!
Either way, conservatory roof replacement with P4R is a winner, and you could be enjoying your new space before the week is out.
Solid conservatory roofs help minimise noise
Your conservatory should be a place where you should be able to unwind, relax and enjoy your family time.
However, if you're plagued with the sound of rain hitting the roof, coupled with the voices of neighbours, this might not be feasible.
If this is the case, solid conservatory roofs are the answer!
Due to quality conservatory roof insulation, exterior noises are minimised. As an added bonus, noises from inside your conservatory are also reduced and can work wonders on your home's acoustics.
So, if you want to start up the band again or practice your opera singing, a solid roof conservatory has got you covered in more ways than one!
Get your solid roof conservatory today
We hope we’ve helped sort facts from fiction regarding conservatory roofs and equipped you with the knowledge to make that important decision.
If you're interested in finding out more about solid conservatory roofs, head on over to our website for more answers.
Or, if you’re like us and prefer human interaction, give us a call and one of our experts will answer any questions you have and provide you with a free quote.