Conservatory Roof Replacement: Your Questions Answered

17th May 2023

Are you considering a replacement conservatory roof ? Do you have questions about the replacement roof process, conservatory roof materials, or the benefits it can bring to your home? If so, you're in the right place.

At Bryant & Cairns, we understand that deciding to update your conservatory is a significant decision, and we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Whether your conservatory roof is showing signs of wear and tear, you're looking to improve energy efficiency, or simply want to revamp the look of your home, a roof replacement could be the perfect solution. But with so many options and factors to consider, it can be challenging to know where to start.

In this article we will answer your most common questions about conservatory roof replacement. We aim to clarify the process, explain your options, and help you make an informed decision for your home.

Why might I need to replace my conservatory roof?

While first generation polycarbonate conservatory roofs and older glass conservatory roofs were revolutionary at the time and built to last, they can become damaged over time due to wear and tear, or extreme weather conditions.

You might also choose to replace your roof if you’re updating the aesthetics of your conservatory, or if you want to improve its thermal efficiency.

In some cases, a conservatory roof replacement can be more cost-effective in the long run compared to constant repairs.

Conservatory Roof Replacement: Your Questions Answered

What types of conservatory roof replacements are available?

There are several types of conservatory roof replacements available.

The most popular ones include high performance glass, a tiled solid roof and hybrid roofs. Each of these has its own benefits.

Glass roofs let in lots of natural light and offer great views of the sky, whilst a tiled conservatory roof on the other hand are more energy efficient and can make your conservatory feel more like a traditional extension of your home.

A hybrid roof offers the best of both worlds, designed to combine solid and glazed roofing elements seamlessly.

WARMroof Solid Tiled Roof

Conservatory Roof Replacement: Your Questions Answered

LivinRoof Hybrid Roof

Conservatory Roof Replacement: Your Questions Answered

Performance Glass Roof

Conservatory Roof Replacement: Your Questions Answered

How long does it take to replace a conservatory roof?

The time it takes to replace a conservatory roof can vary depending on the size of your conservatory and the type of roof you're installing. On average, it can take between 2 to 7 days to complete.

However, at Bryant & Cairns, we strive to minimise disruption to your home life and will provide you with a more precise timeline during our initial consultation and based on your existing installation.

Do I need planning permission to replace my conservatory roof?

Usually, you won't need planning permission to replace your conservatory roof, as it falls under permitted development rights. However, if your property is listed or in a conservation area, you may need to get permission.

It's always best to check with your local planning authority and current building regulations before undertaking any work.

How much does it cost to replace a conservatory roof?

The cost of replacing a conservatory roof can vary greatly depending on the type of roof you choose, the size of your conservatory, and any additional features you may want.

At Bryant & Cairns, we provide a free, no-obligation quote to give you a clear understanding of the cost involved before you progress with any project.

Will replacing my conservatory roof improve energy efficiency?

Yes, replacing your conservatory roof can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your conservatory.

Modern roofing materials are designed to be thermally efficient, helping to keep your conservatory warm in colder months and cool in the summer months - maintaining a more comfortable temperature throughout the year. This can reduce your energy bills and make your conservatory space more comfortable all year round.

Our award winning WARMroof is the most configurable and structurally robust, insulated and tiled roof in the UK. This building control approved roof system provides the highest levels of thermal efficiency on the market.


How do I maintain my new conservatory roof?

Maintaining your conservatory roof will depend on the type of material used. However, general maintenance includes light cleaning with non-abrasive products to remove any dirt or debris, and checking for any signs of damage.

Gutters should be checked and cleaned regularly.

Our Performance Self-cleaning glass Roofs are built utilising SMARTGlass technology, which provides excellent solar control and self-cleaning properties.

Always make sure to handle with care and use the recommended cleaning products for the specific material of your roof.

With any Bryant and Cairns installation, we provide a fully illustrated and detailed guide on best practice for keeping your conservatory installation as fresh as the day it was installed.

What is the lifespan of a conservatory roof?

The lifespan of a conservatory roof can vary greatly depending on the material used and how well it's maintained.

On average, a conservatory roof can last anywhere from 10 to 25 years. However, with proper care and maintenance, it can last even longer.

Remember, every conservatory and homeowner's needs are unique.

At Bryant & Cairns, we offer bespoke solutions and expert advice throughout the installation process to ensure you make the right decision for your home.


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