When the time comes for home improvements, deciding whether to refurbish or replenish your conservatory is an important consideration.

Conservatories are a very popular addition to British homes because they offer additional space, without having to go to the trouble of building an extension. According to a recent government survey, 18% of households in England have a conservatory. This is because they offer a host of benefits including the fact that they can add up to 5% value to your property.

Like most home improvements, however, conservatories don’t last forever, and over the years will become outdated, requiring repairs, revamps – or a new structure altogether.

In the following blog, we are going to explore the pros and cons of choosing between replacing your conservatory altogether, or simply investing in a new roof.

White uPVC Victorian conservatory with a glass roof

What are the benefits of a new conservatory?

Replacement conservatories offer a range of benefits including;

  • Added property value– Adding a conservatory to your home is a great way to increase its value and has the potential of adding as much as 5% to the overall price of your property, which could be more than £15,000!
  • Visually attractive– Another benefit of installing a conservatory is improved visual aesthetics. A conservatory can effortlessly enhance your home and add a sophisticated charm to any property.
  • An affordable alternative.– If you need extra space, a conservatory may be the most affordable option. A conservatory is a great way to increase living space without the costly price tag of an extension.
  • Connects your home to your garden– A conservatory creates a seamless transition between home and garden, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor views.

At Poole Joinery we offer a range of bespoke conservatories, all tailor-made to enhance your home. Our high-performance conservatories are available in a range of styles, roofing options, and customisation options, enabling you to find the perfect fit for your home. We offer Victorian, Edwardian, Gable-end, Lean-to, T-shape, and P-shape, so depending on the space you’re working with we have something to suit your needs. All of our conservatories come with a 10-year guarantee, as proof of their outstanding quality.

However, with all its advantages, a conservatory also has its fair share of disadvantages.

White uPVC Georgian conservatory with a glass roof

What are the disadvantages of a conservatory?

It is also important to be aware of the downsides of a conservatory. Due to the number of glass panes in a conservatory, they can be prone to temperature fluctuations as they can be too hot in the summer but too cold in the winter.

Another downside to having a new conservatory installed is the price tag – on average, it would cost you around £10,000, quite a big investment to consider.

However, if you’re not looking to spend that much, a replacement roof may be the better option for you.

What are the benefits of a replacement roof?

If you already have a conservatory then just replacing your roof will save you a lot of money as well as a lot of hassle.

  • Improved energy efficiency– Replacing your old roof with a new roof provides your home with better insulation, reduces your home’s energy consumption and it will also help to keep your home at a more comfortable temperature all year round.
  • Boosts curb appeal– Replacing your old roof with a brand new state-of-the-art conservatory roof will boost your home’s curb appeal.
  • Protects your home– A new roof will ensure safety, warmth, and comfort. If you know your roof is old, it might be losing strength in its structure, which poses a risk to the rest of your conservatory as you may eventually have to make internal and external repairs.
  • Cost-effective– Replacing your old roof instead of installing a completely new conservatory will save you a lot of money. A new roof is a great way to modernise your existing conservatory and at Poole Joinery we offer a range of roofing options available in different materials, styles, and colours.

Large black tiled conservatory roof

What types of roofs do we offer?

At Poole Joinery, our conservatories are available with either a glass or tiled roof. Which roofing option is right for you will depend on your personal preferences.

Our glass roofs provide the maximum amount of natural light, creating beautifully bright conservatories. Due to the amount of glass, your conservatory will allow for unrestricted views and modern glazing technology means a glass roof will regulate the temperature in your conservatory, making it a comfortable temperature all year round.

Our tiled conservatory roofs supplied by Ultraframe offer exceptional thermal performance, achieving U-values as low as 0.16. Our market-leading tiled roofs are very versatile, as the Poole Joinery team can incorporate full-length glazing panels or Velux rooflights into their structure to allow plenty of light inside.  You can also choose from three different tile colours including Carbon Grey, Harvest Brown, and Terra Brick.

Why choose Poole Joinery?

We don’t just offer conservatories and roof options but we also offer a range of high-quality products including aluminium and uPVC windows, doors and orangeries.

Our orangeries provide the perfect opportunity to extend your living space – their sophisticated designs exude luxury at every turn, from their lantern roofs to the windows and doors. At Poole Joinery, we offer a wide range of colours to effortlessly match the rest of your home’s décor. For guaranteed peace of mind, our orangeries come with a 10-year manufacturer guarantee.

For your next home improvement project, you can rely on our expert team at Poole Joinery who have years of experience working in Poole, Dorset, Wimborne, Bournemouth, Dorchester, Swanage, Ringwood and Verwood.

For more information contact our friendly team of installers for a free, no-obligation quote.

For more inspiration, read on:

Maximising Your Investment: A Comprehensive Guide on How to Increase the Value of Your Home

Add Value To Your Home With A Conservatory In Bournemouth

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