Looking to hire a company who offers conservatory roof repairs in Edinburgh?
Is your conservatory roof prone to leaks whenever there’s a spot of rain?
Concerned about rotting timbers and degraded roof caps?
At LC Joinery and Roofing we offer conservatory roof repairs around Edinburgh regardless of size or style.
Conservatory Roof Repairs Edinburgh
The roof of any conservatory is definitely the most vulnerable part of the structure, susceptible to weather damage as well as damage caused by falling roof tiles.
Common problems that are easily repaired include leaks, faulty roof ventilators, misted or broken glass and slipped roofing panels.
Most modern conservatory roofs use either polycarbonate or toughened laminate glass installations. These materials are both easily maintained and repaired.
Causes of a Leaking Conservatory Roof
Aside from noticeable damage caused by falling debris there are a couple of other common reasons as to why your conservatory roof might be letting in water:
Leaking lead flashing: If your conservatory is tied into the brickwork with lead flashing then there could be the potential for a leak if it is not sealed properly. Common with lean-to conservatories is when rainwater is blown back up the roof and underneath the lead work, the entering the conservatory. It can be fixed quite simply by resealing the void underneath the lead work.
Perished roof seals: Even if your glass or polycarbonate roof panels are structurally intact, the seals around them may have perished and could be allowing water to enter. Your panels can be resealed quite easily which will sort the problem, and it’s also worth checking the remaining seals to avoid any further call outs in the near future.
These causes of leaks are relatively easy to repair when compared to replacing roof panels.
Glass Conservatory Roof Repairs Edinburgh
Glass is another popular option for conservatory roofs.
Glass roofing is available in a variety of tints, opacities and, can be solar safe with a self-cleaning option.
The most common glass conservatory roof repairs result from breakage, due to being struck by debris during storms.
Glass is easily repaired but may be more expensive than polycarbonate roofs.
Both polycarbonate and glass roofs can have a specialist coating applied to inhibit the growth of algae and moss while providing increased durability insuring the longevity of your roof.
Double Glazed Conservatory Roof Repairs Fife
Many conservatories use double glazing on windows to improve insulation and UPVC is one of the most common materials used.
UPVC is versatile and long lasting, requiring little to no maintenance.
UPVC conservatory roof repair is easy and generally inexpensive, maintaining the security and energy efficiency of your conservatory.
Polycarbonate Conservatory Roof Repairs Edinburgh
Polycarbonate roofing is very versatile, light but incredibly strong, and is available in a variety of colours and finishes.
NOTE: South facing conservatories should be fitted with solar protective materials and a heat guard to prevent sun damage on the conservatory roof.
Should you Repair or Replace Your Conservatory Roof
Although many conservatory roof repairs are quite simple, there may come a time when replacement is the better choice.
You should consider the following when asking us to either quote for a repair or replacement:
- The age of your conservatory roof. Is your conservatory roof at the end of its expected lifespan? If this is the case, you should talk to your contractor about potentially replacing the roof instead of repairing it.
- Your roof’s condition. A conservatory roof that is in less-than-optimal condition could be more difficult and expensive to repair. In this case, you should consider replacing the roof instead, especially if it’s an older roof.
- The extent of the repairs. If your conservatory roof is significantly damaged, it’s worth talking to your contractor about the replacement option. Sometimes, the repairs are more labor-intensive than a complete replacement.
Common Questions – Conservatory Roof Repairs Edinburgh
What are common reasons for repairs?
When we get asked this question or carry out a survey, the normal cause of reasons are damaged by storms or fallen objects
Can I repair the roof myself?
We recommend that you seek a professional company (like ourselves) then that way the work can always be guaranteed if anything went wrong further down the line.
How much do roof repairs cost?
We would be unable to determine how much a roof repair would cost until we carried out a survey/inspection on the roof. There are various factors that are considered in our costs.
My conservatory roof has started leaking, what should I do?
If you have found that the roof is leaking and you can notice that the structure is still in place, then it is more than likely that the seal has gone and letting in water. We recommend you seek professional help as soon as possible.
How will I know if the roof is only a repair and not a replacement?
If your conservatory feels draughty or you notice large puddles of water gathering on the floor then it may be a case for a replacement roof. These could be indications that damage has occurred to th glass panels or seals.
Get In Touch With LC Joinery
If you are looking for a quote to repair your conservatory roof in Fife then call us today:
Fife – 01592 747047 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org