Home improvements can greatly increase the value and appeal of your property. One of the best ways to add value is by replacing an outdated conservatory roof with a modern, thermally efficient one. If your conservatory has an inefficient glass or polycarbonate roof that makes the space uncomfortably cold in winter and hot in summer, installing a new roof can transform it into a usable extra living space all year round. This added practicality and comfort can significantly boost your home’s resale value.
Why Replace the Conservatory Roof?
Conservatories with the original glazed roofs tend to suffer from major temperature fluctuations, making them unpleasant to use for much of the year. In winter, heat rapidly escapes through the glass, leaving the room bitterly cold. In summer, the greenhouse effect turns them into saunas. Conventional polycarbonate and glass roofs also provide little protection against outside noise, offering no improvement over single glazing.
Replacing the roof with a modern insulated system solves these issues, allowing you to use the conservatory in comfort 365 days a year. Your improved conservatory will truly feel like an integrated part of your home rather than an inconvenient extension. Appraisers recognize the value this added practicality brings to a property.
Modern Insulated Roofing Systems
Advanced roofing systems from reputable suppliers like Leka provide slimline, thermally efficient replacements for your existing conservatory roof. Unlike the bulky original roof structures, these new insulated panels measure just a few centimetres thick. This allows them to fit neatly beneath the existing framework, so you can benefit from the insulation and soundproofing without altering the conservatory’s appearance.
Leka’s lightweight panels comprise an aluminium exterior with an insulating core of PIR or PU rigid foam. With a U-value as low as 0.16, they provide outstanding thermal efficiency comparable to new-build regulations. The insulated panels include an attractive interior finish of plasterboard with vapour membrane and skim finish in a choice of colours. Integrated roof vents allow for natural ventilation.
Advanced glazing options are also available for a transparent look or added ventilation while maintaining efficiency. Overall, a modern replacement roof system will transform comfort levels and usability, putting the conservatory on par with the rest of the property. No longer the ‘too hot/cold’ room, it becomes a genuine living space adding value for buyers.
Extra Benefits of a New Roof
As well as increased comfort and usability, replacing your existing conservatory roof brings other benefits that appeal to buyers:
- Noise reduction for a peaceful environment.
- No leaks or condensation issues.
- Reduced energy bills from improved insulation.
- low-maintenance roof with a long guarantee.
- Choice of stylish finishes to match your décor.
- Added security and intruder resistance.
- Increased brightness from integrated lighting options.
- Consistent temperature between rooms for a seamless living space.
- Complies with building regulations for performance and safety.
Return on Investment
The cost of installing a new insulated conservatory roof from Leka starts at around £5,500, depending on the size and style of your conservatory. This is a significant investment, but one that adds far more value to your home. Figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors show solid roof conservatory replacements typically return 86% of the project cost when the property sells.
For an average replacement cost of £7,000, you could gain around £6,000 in added value. The improved usability and energy efficiency also boost the room’s rental potential if you rent out your home. Being able to use the room year-round increases the overall floor area to pitch to tenants. The value added by the roof replacement means it represents one of the most profitable investments compared to other home improvements.
Utilize Your Improved Space
Once you have your upgraded insulated conservatory roof installed by Leka, be sure to make the most of the improvements. Decorate and furnish the space to your tastes without worrying about temperature extremes. Use it for activities like:
- Relaxing with a book
- Arts and crafts
- Playing music
- An exercise room
- Entertaining guests
- A home office
- A kids’ playroom
- A dining area
- Morning coffee spot
Enjoy the space as an invaluable part of your home and the appeal it offers future buyers. With its comfort, practicality, and style, a conservatory upgraded with an efficient new roof from Leka is an addition that homeowners will be eager to take advantage of.