3 signs you need a conservatory roof replacement

Are you experiencing some issues with your conservatory? It might be time to invest in a new roof. Read on for the key signs you need a conservatory roof replacement…

Updating your conservatory roof is a great way to make your room usable in all seasons. Is it clear your roof needs to go? Check out our conservatory deals on SpotDif and find a great roof replacement deal in your local area.

You might need to replace your conservatory roof if it is…

Hot in the summer and cold in the winter

A conservatory is a wonderful addition to your home, especially when you want to invite the outdoors indoors and add a light, spacious feel to your interior.

However, those sweeping views can come at a cost. A traditional glazed roof allows the light to flood in and lets you fully enjoy your garden. But this can make heating your conservatory, and generally, keeping heat locked inside your home, a little tricky.

Old single-glazing or polycarbonate are proof insulators. They amplify temperature extremes. This means that in colder seasons, heat can easily escape through the roof due to the lack of effective insulation. Then in warmer months, the glass creates a greenhouse effect that can make your conservatory extremely warm and uncomfortable.

Adding components like fans and blinds to your conservatory can help reduce these extreme temperatures, but an old, ineffective conservatory roof will still cause you trouble until you invest in a replacement.

Ten years old or older

The lifespan of most conservatories is around 10 years. Modern conservatories are made with better-quality materials, so last longer. However, if you installed your conservatory or conservatory roof around a decade ago, it probably won’t be very insulative anymore. 

Ten years may not seem like a long time, but this is the reality with old conservatories. If you’re also noticing high energy bills, then your old, weathered home extension could be to blame.

The good news is that glazing technology is now much better than it used to be. If you decide to replace your conservatory or get a replacement roof, you can be confident that it will last for much longer than your previous structure. 

Visibly damaged or decayed

Conservatories are exposed to the elements, so they will all get a little grubby and worn-looking over time — even if they’re perfectly efficient and effective. Nevertheless, if you’re noticing considerable damage, dirt, and decay in and on the outside of your conservatory, it could be another sign that it needs replacing (or that you need a new conservatory roof). 

Look out for things like broken seals, fogged double glazing, damaged components, and excessive moss, algae, and mould growing on the roof. If you’re experiencing these problems alongside our other two signs mentioned above, take it as further evidence that your conservatory is no longer up to scratch.

Getting a conservatory roof replacement

Fixing your conservatory by installing a replacement roof is often simple, quick, and easy. Just be sure to choose a reputable conservatory company that knows its stuff. 

You’ll also want to ensure that your new roof or replacement structure falls within your permitted development rights. If it doesn’t, then you’ll need to get planning permission for your conservatory. 

Find top conservatory roof deals with SpotDif

If you think your conservatory roof is past its best before, consider getting a replacement fitted. See our cost-effective conservatory roof replacement prices at SpotDif. We compare deals from hundreds of providers across the UK.


Chelsea Showering is a Specialist in Home Services for Spotdif, a business that deals in the UK. Chelsea is highly professional and creative, and her clients appreciate her dedication to their satisfaction.

After completing her education, Chelsea started working for Spotdif and has excelled in her role. She is an expert in home services and is regularly called upon to provide advice to clients. Chelsea is a creative thinker and approaches each task with enthusiasm. She loves her job and takes great pride in providing excellent service to clients.


Chelsea Showering

Specialist in Home Services

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