So many people are not getting enough usage from their conservatory and are looking for alternative solutions such as a replacement conservatory roof. However the biggest problems people face is making sense of the sheer volume of information available about replacement roofs and other options.
So as a leading Guardian Warm Roof approved installer in Essex, Suffolk and the surrounding areas, we are here to help you sort out the fact from the fiction when it came to replacement conservatory roofs. We sourced much of the information you will find here from our suppliers and the designers of the Guardian Warm Roof replacement roof system.
This one isn’t even close to being true. While at Guardian we cannot talk in great depth about others’ products, we can point out that the Guardian Roof is the only one to have full Local Area Building Control approval at the time of writing. The Guardian Roof is also the reason replacement roofs were allowed in the first place.
Until 2010, conservatory roofs had to be either glass or polycarbonate – a pointless choice with both unfit for purpose. This was changed thanks to our work in developing a solid, tiled, lightweight roof that could be shown to deliver on its promise – to keep the room’s temperature within a pleasant range and be a better option than glass or polycarb. Only the Guardian Roof won that approval from regulators, only the Guardian Roof proved the case for replacement roofs. However, choose a Guardian Roof an you do indeed have a roof that is allowed; encouraged even.
Actually, it’s pretty quick. With our roofs, for example, it typically takes just three days to remove and recycle the old roof, install the new and provide the internal finish (lighting, perhaps a sky light). Given the effect the work has, we can’t think of other home improvements that can have so profound an effect in so short a space of time.
The main advantage of a Guardian Replacement Roof! Our roofs are shown to make a conservatory usable all year round, no longer will it be too hot in the winter or too cold in winter. Whereas a glass roof cannot regulate temperature, turning the room into a sauna when the sun shines, our tiled, replacement roofs are far better at keepng the temperature within a pleasant range. This is the reason why our roofs were given regulatory approval and why regulations were changed to allow this type of roof. Regulations were changed because our product was proven to deliver on its promises.
Of course there is the initial outlay on the replacement roof, but after that there can be major financial benefits. First, there are the energy bill savings. Independent research by AECOM found that £200 could be saved per year on a typical property with a conservatory, this because the room is so much easier to heat in winter. But there can be even bigger financial benefits should you look to sell in future. It varies by property and postcode, however it is true to say that the work can often pay for itself and more besides by adding significantly to the asking price. What was a flawed conservatory becomes a great pseudo extension -this is an upgrade buyers are willing to pay for.