Home care

A Guide to Conservatory Roof Replacement

Modern conservatory extending into the garden

Conservatories are popular household extensions that offer a comfortable place to socialise and enjoy the sun. The roof is an essential part as it offers protection against rain and damaging weather and protects the plants in your conservatory. It also insulates the room, which reduces heating costs. If your roof is damaged you’ll need to get it fixed. Here’s what you need to know about conservatory roof replacement.

How Long Will a Conservatory Roof Last?

Like all materials, your roofing will age gradually. However, extreme weather conditions can speed up the process. Most roofs are designed to withstand the British weather, and on average a manufactured roof will last 20 years. Some cottage roofs have lasted for 150 years, but you should check regularly for signs of damage.

Signs of Damage

Leaks can cause severe damage to the roof and your home. If you see damp patches on the ceiling or streaks high up in the plaster, then you’ve probably got a leak. The causes of leaks are:

  • Damaged roof valley
  • Damaged lead flashing
  • Damaged roof tiles

To DIY or Not to DIY?

If you’re thinking about repairing your conservatory roof, then take some time to consider the safety implications. You’ll have to climb to fix the roof, which can cause health and safety issues. You’ll also need scaffolding and other tools to complete the job. Most people should use a professional to perform their roof repair and avoid accidents.

It’s advisable to use a professional service because they can also identify the issues and provide the best solutions.

The Costs of Roof Repair

Costs can vary depending on the company and the job, but here’s a general estimate of what you can expect to spend.

  • Fixings £20
  • Roof Vents £120
  • Lead Flashings £100
  • Lead Valley £100
  • Roofing Battens £100
  • Breather Membrane £100
  • Ridge Tiles  £90
  • Roof Tiles £750
  • Scaffolding £700
  • Skip Hire £150
  • One week of professional labour £1770

The cost of your roof tiles depends on the material you use, so check with the manufacturer. Remember, your safety should come first. Hire a professional today and enjoy speedy roof repair.