Types of conservatory repairs
- Which Replacement Conservatory Roof is Best?
There is no one size fits all. Deciding which roof option to choose is vital. Do you want an open and bright space with as much light as possible, then either a glass or polycarbonate roof will work for you. You want to enjoy a traditional classic feel? Then perhaps a hardwood roof is the ticket. Maybe, budget is the number one factor for you, so again a polycarbonate roof will do the trick – also if you want an option that gives simple, easy maintenance and repair solutions. The decision to pick what is best depends on your specific needs.
- Causes of a Leaking Conservatory Roof
Low-quality sealant, bad quality roofing material, or warping due to extreme temperatures are common causes of leaks in a conservatory roof. Since conservatories are mostly open to the elements, they are easily influenced by the weather and sudden temperature changes. It is important to note that the cause may not always be obvious. That’s the reason it is best to speak to a professional to diagnose the problem for repair. Other causes of leaks include poorly installed vents, wood rot, leaking gutter, cracked glass, or ill-fitting lead flashing.
A popular material for conservatory roofs is glass. Glass is beautiful, and some glass roofs have a specialist coating applied that checks the growth of moss and provides increased strength. Common glass conservatory roof repairs are usually brought on from cracks and breakages from debris during storms. One beauty of having a glass conservatory roof is that glass, though more expensive than other roofing options such as a polycarbonate roof, can be easily repaired.
- Double Glazed Conservatory Repair
Double glazing on windows improves insulation in numerous conservatories. It helps boost energy efficiency, with UPVC being one of the most common materials used as it is durable and requires little maintenance. Damage comes typically from extreme weather, but repairs are easy and usually quite affordable.
- Polycarbonate Roof Repair
Polycarbonate roofing is another popular roofing option for conservatory roofs. It is light, incredibly durable, and boasts the amazing capability of withstanding extreme temperatures, be it hot or cold. Polycarbonate roofing, though, has a UV filter layer that is susceptible to weather damage. Continuous dents from falling debris can also cause damage. Some companies offer regular maintenance packages and discounted repair services for polycarbonate roofs.
Hardwood conservatory roofs are not just beautiful to look at but are weather resistant and durable. However, mould growth, insect infestation and wood rot mean that hardwood conservatory roofs require regular maintenance. Maintenance is simple and made easy due to new microporous satin and paint finishes which help keep hardwood water-resistant and durable. Repairs on hardwood can easily be done, especially if individual panels and beams are damaged which can be replaced without a complete roof replacement.
- Auditing the current state of your conservatory
Auditing the current state of your conservatory may sound complicated, but it’s actually not a difficult task. Simply check up on the obvious faults and ask for a quote on repairs or better yet call a professional to come and take a look for you.
- Looking to Save On A New Conservatory?
For most people, getting a conservatory seems like a luxury dream. They assume they might have to break the bank to get it, but that is not the case. There are many ways to get an affordable conservatory without stretching your wallet too much. Get in touch with us.
- Conservatory Roof Repairs Vs Roof Replacements
It is essential to consider the existing structure’s condition, and whether you will have to pay more money than the roof is worth to have it repaired. In some cases, it may be more suitable to replace the entire roofing structure than attempting to fix a damaged one beyond repair.
Frequently Asked Conservatory Questions
- Whether to Repair or Replace a Conservatory Roof
If damage to the roofing structure is extensive, it may probably end up costing you more to repair than replace, especially if it is the end of the conservatory roof life span.
- Why DIY is not the best option
We all enjoy a good DIY project occasionally, but for projects that require specialist know-how, it is usually best to let a professional handle it. It is possible that undertaking the project on your own may lead to increased costs from expensive mistakes or dangerous accidents from lack of expertise.
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