Posted: Monday, 24 August 2015 @ 12:15
A typical conservatory roof has a lifespan of around 10 to 20 years, depending on the quality of the product, the workmanship and the level of care that was taken when it was installed.
Now may be the time for you to look at the condition of your conservatory and determine if you need to either replace it or carry out some maintenance work to get it in tip top condition.
Things To Check:
One of the main signs that your conservatory has seen better days is a leaking roof and this can be caused by one of the following issues; inadequate lead roof flashing, slipped tiles or roof panels, lose or cracked copings or leaks through the roof vents.
Poor Quality Glazing
Old style glazing will not be energy efficient and therefore will be raising your energy bills more than necessary. Installing a new conservatory with low emissivity (low-e) energy-efficient windows will help to reduce your heating bills by up to 20% each year!
By replacing single glazed windows with thermally insulated windows the amount of energy lost can be reduced by up to 75%.
Solar glazing reduces solar heat gain and offers high levels of natural light to provide a comfortable and pleasant living space. Today’s modern glazing technics allow you to maintain a liveable temperature, enabling you to use the conservatory all year round.
Rotting, wrapped and twisted frames will be letting your conservatory down. It could be that the condition of the frames can be rescued; and you will be able to repair the damage.
However if you have a mixture of the issues mentioned in this article, it may be more worthwhile replacing the whole conservatory.
No one wants a conservatory full of condensation and your old conservatory may be suffering from the following four issues that are the main triggers of condensation; inadequate room heating, poor thermal insulation, insufficient ventilation and excess moisture in the air.
First port of call is to try and rectify these issues, but if the condensation problem still continues it may be better to look a new thermal insulated conservatory.
You Have Fallen Out Of Love With The Conservatory?
Apart from the problems we have mentioned other reasons why home owners decide to buy a new conservatory are; they have out grown the one they currently have or feel it looks dated compared to today’s modern versions.
It has to be said that today’s new designs, great door options such as bi-folding, self-cleaning glass, decorative glass, security and coloured frames have made them very desirable compared to the ones installed in the 80s!
With more home owners wanting an open plan living space, a new conservatory can provide this relatively cheaply and quickly.
If you feel it’s time to update your old conservatory have a look at our range of DIY conservatories kits.
To ensure you get the optimal life out of your new conservatory you should ensure you regularly clean and maintain it.