If you're looking to keep your conservatory roof looking new and functioning properly, you may need to replace the polycarbonate panels. Rigid polycarbonate panels are the best option for DIYers, as they are easier to install and don't require any special equipment. But can polycarbonate panels be replaced in a greenhouse? The answer is yes! Acrylic and polycarbonate sheets can be used to effectively replace glass panels in greenhouses and greenhouse windows, and these materials have many advantages over glass. Glass is strong, but it has very little impact resistance. By replacing your polycarbonate conservatory roof with an Ultraframe glazed roof, you'll benefit from improved heat retention, reduced solar heat gain, reduced noise, improved light transmission, and a low-maintenance solution.
You can choose from a range of different materials for the frame: PVC, aluminium or wood, each with its own price tag. Aluminium is expensive but incredibly durable and can be reused when you decide to replace the polycarbonate panels at the end of their life. Timber is expensive but offers a beautiful aesthetic, especially in older or period properties. A polycarbonate roof typically has a lifespan of 10 years. Some polycarbonate sheets have UV protection, so they don't usually discolour over time.
To maximise the longevity of your polycarbonate roof, use high quality PVC or aluminium glazing bars. A replacement polycarbonate roof can suffer from leaks, condensation and water ingress, leading to damp and mould problems. If your current conservatory roof is looking tired or has reached the end of its life, then a new polycarbonate roof could be top of your project list. The downside of a polycarbonate roof is that it needs to be replaced more often, so if you calculate the long-term cost, it may not seem so attractive. You can also ask the dealer to show you previous projects involving the replacement of a conservatory roof. With an overview of the different options available, where to find the best priced materials and how to choose an installer, you can start planning your conservatory roof replacement. Another advantage of choosing an Ultraframe glass-based system over a polycarbonate replacement conservatory roof is that its structure will remove organic deposits such as fingerprints, dirt and bird droppings; the smooth coating used on your product will allow water to clean the surface easily. Before replacing your conservatory roof, make sure that the timber it's attached to isn't damaged or rotting; repair or replace it accordingly.
Shingles not only provide increased insulation but also give you a beautiful finish when completing the conservatory roof replacement. Selecting an alternative to a polycarbonate conservatory roof replacement couldn't be easier when you choose Ultraframe. Between new glazing options or solid tile roof designs, the polycarbonate roof ranks as one of the most economical options on the list. For larger conservatories, prices start at around 5500 euros to replace a glass or polycarbonate roof with a tiled structure. Like its close cousin, the Livinroof, this is a hybrid system combining tiles and glass instead of a replacement polycarbonate roof.