Older conservatories, particularly those with a polycarbonate roof are almost inhabitable when the sun has been shining. For once we have had so far, a really good summer with temperatures reaching late 20s, early 30s. This for us has been especially warm but for conservatories way too hot. If you've found this, now is the perfect time to consider refurbishing and upgrading your roof to a solar controlled glazed roof or even a solid, tiled roof.
Conservatory refurbishments are up 9% on last year with homeowners looking to improve their homes rather than move and by refurbishing their old conservatory, they end up with another room in their home that can be used all year round, no matter what the weather. You might be wondering about the winter months too - if you refurbish because it's too hot, what about winter when it's cold?
Luckily, glass has come a long way and now has solar control properties which keeps the conservatory cool in the summer but also warm in the winter. If you'd prefer a solid roof, this too has thermal qualities to keep you extra warm and cosy in the colder months.
Many insurance companies will also no longer accept any liability for any external or internal damage caused by a leaking roof which is more than 10 years old, which is something worth thinking about. If your conservatory is older than this and is starting to show leaks, weather damage or discolourings it's probably time to start thinking about a replacement.