Conservatory Refurbishment — Roof Conversions

Conservatory Refurbishment - Roof Conversions

For customers who have old conservatories which do not enjoy the fantastic insulating properties of our energy efficient glazing, we offer a conservatory roof replacement service where we can remove your old roof and replace with a new self cleaning glass roof or a solid roof with ceiling and roof lights. Customers should be aware that not all conservatories are suitable to have the roof replaced with a solid roof. The additional weight will place an additional strain on the window and door frames and, unless these have sufficient reinforcing, problems may arise in the future particularly if the roof sustains a significant fall of snow which will add more weight to the roof. There has been a huge increase in the number of contractors offering this service to all regardless of whether the conservatory is suitable so please beware. We carry out a full technical survey of your existing conservatory before quoting to replace the roof. The same applies to even replacing a polycarbonate roof with a glass roof, there is also a significant increase in weight on the frames which may not have been designed for this purpose.

Complete Roof Replacement

Where the conservatory is over 20 years old we normally recommend a complete replacement. At this age the draft seals and indeed the double glazed units may start to fail so it is better to consider starting again and build a new conservatory and avail of the fantastic choice of colours and types of insulating glass available on the market. In these cases it is also advised that the existing conservatory base be removed so that proper insulation can be added to create a warm conservatory floor.

Conservatory Reglazing Service

We also offer a reglazing service for conservatories where we can keep your existing frames but reglaze your conservatory with energy efficient glazings to the side frames and Pilkington Blue Activ self cleaning glass to the roof. This will allow you the enjoy the comfortable temperatures our modern conservatories offer. We can only offer the roof reglaze option to customers who bought their original roof from us as we had all these roofs tested before the initial installation, if your roof was supplied by another installer then we would have to replace the roof rafters to ensure the structural integrity of the conservatory roof. Here are some photos of a recent Pilkington glass roof upgrade.

Convert Conservatory into Sunroom

Here are the things to consider if you wish to convert your conservatory to a sunroom. While there are many companies offering a quick and easy service, best to take your time and think about the following

  1. Am I happy to lose light into my living rooms inside. Replacing a conservatory roof with a solid ceiling even with roof lights will significantly reduce the light to your inner rooms, please carefully consider if this is a good idea, if not then consider A rated glass in the ceiling, this will ensure plenty of light and a cosy room.
  2. Are my frames sufficiently strong enough to hold the additional weight. A solid roof is significantly heavier than a conservatory roof, you need to be sure that firstly your frames have sufficient strength and secondly that your foundation is strong enough.
  3. Time should also be taken to consider if the windows should also be replaced at this time, if the windows are more than 15 years old then I recommend that they are replaced. Remember if you do not replace and add a new roof then the surgery to replace the windows at a later stage could be very tricky and expensive.

Conservatory designs are happy to provide a free home survey at any time to inspect your conservatory and offer advice and the best refurbishment options.

Conversion of a Conservatory Roof to Slate in Templeogue, Co. Dublin

Conservatory Refurbishment - Roof Conversions

We replaced this conservatory roof with a new slate roof and plastered ceiling. We added three roof lights to direct the sunlight to the internal rooms. We added new matching fascia. soffit and gutters.

For customers who have old conservatories which do not enjoy the fantastic insulating properties of our energy efficient glazing, we offer a conservatory roof replacement service where we can remove your old roof and replace with a new self cleaning glass roof or a solid roof with ceiling and roof lights. Customers should be aware that not all conservatories are suitable to have the roof replaced with a solid roof. The additional weight will place an additional strain on the window and door frames and, unless these have sufficient reinforcing, problems may arise in the future particularly if the roof sustains a significant fall of snow which will add more weight to the roof. There has been a huge increase in the number of contractors offering this service to all regardless of whether the conservatory is suitable so please beware. We carry out a full technical survey of your existing conservatory before quoting to replace the roof. The same applies to even replacing a polycarbonate roof with a glass roof, there is also a significant increase in weight on the frames which may not have been designed for this purpose.

Complete Roof Replacement

Where the conservatory is over 20 years old we normally recommend a complete replacement. At this age the draft seals and indeed the double glazed units may start to fail so it is better to consider starting again and build a new conservatory and avail of the fantastic choice of colours and types of insulating glass available on the market. In these cases it is also advised that the existing conservatory base be removed so that proper insulation can be added to create a warm conservatory floor.

Conservatory Reglazing Service

We also offer a reglazing service for conservatories where we can keep your existing frames but reglaze your conservatory with energy efficient glazings to the side frames and Pilkington Blue Activ self cleaning glass to the roof. This will allow you the enjoy the comfortable temperatures our modern conservatories offer. We can only offer the roof reglaze option to customers who bought their original roof from us as we had all these roofs tested before the initial installation, if your roof was supplied by another installer then we would have to replace the roof rafters to ensure the structural integrity of the conservatory roof. Here are some photos of a recent Pilkington glass roof upgrade.

Convert Conservatory into Sunroom

Here are the things to consider if you wish to convert your conservatory to a sunroom. While there are many companies offering a quick and easy service, best to take your time and think about the following

  1. Am I happy to lose light into my living rooms inside. Replacing a conservatory roof with a solid ceiling even with roof lights will significantly reduce the light to your inner rooms, please carefully consider if this is a good idea, if not then consider A rated glass in the ceiling, this will ensure plenty of light and a cosy room.
  2. Are my frames sufficiently strong enough to hold the additional weight. A solid roof is significantly heavier than a conservatory roof, you need to be sure that firstly your frames have sufficient strength and secondly that your foundation is strong enough.
  3. Time should also be taken to consider if the windows should also be replaced at this time, if the windows are more than 15 years old then I recommend that they are replaced. Remember if you do not replace and add a new roof then the surgery to replace the windows at a later stage could be very tricky and expensive.

Conservatory designs are happy to provide a free home survey at any time to inspect your conservatory and offer advice and the best refurbishment options.

Conversion of a Conservatory Roof to Slate in Templeogue, Co. Dublin

We replaced this conservatory roof with a new slate roof and plastered ceiling. We added three roof lights to direct the sunlight to the internal rooms. We added new matching fascia. soffit and gutters.


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