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Leaking Conservatories

What Should I Do If My Conservatory Is Leaking?

Unfortunately, leaking can be a common problem in conservatories, particularly with glass and polycarbonate roofs.

Conservatory roofs tend to be the weakest part the build, susceptible to wear and tear over time. Leaks can cause damage to soft furnishing and furniture, they also can lead to mould if occurring in poorly ventilated spaces.

What causes a conservatory roof to leak?

A leaking conservatory roof could be caused by a variety of issues. To better determine why your roof is leaking, please refer to the list below.

  • Slipped off roof panels – Slipped roof panels create gaps around the parameter of the roof. You can repair roof panels and roof capping. However, we would recommend using a professional repair person with experience in repairing damaged conservatory roofs. Our team of expert installers can provide you with further information if required.
  • Lead Flashing – Badly fitting lead flashing can be a major cause of leaks. The material used is durable, but may show signs of wear on older conservatories. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for this problem and would be an issue where you will have to consult a trusted local installer.
  • Roof Vents – Roof vents can be simple to repair. They are used to combat ventilation in conservatories. However, if the roof vent is the cause of the leak, it’s most likely been installed incorrectly.
  • Sealant – Deteriorating rubber sealant can let in drafts and water. In the event of this, contact your local installer.

What should I do about a leaking conservatory roof?

Some leaks are easier to fix then others. The most important thing is to do is to identify where the water is entering the conservatory. Once you have done this, give our team a call on 01200 414700. For some leaks, like the ones relating to the sealant, it’s usually quite easy and inexpensive to fix. The worst case scenario is when the roof needs replacing. In this event, it would make more sense to upgrade an existing polycarbonate roof with a fully or partially glazed, modern conservatory roof.

Should I replace my conservatory roof with a solid roof?

It’s unlikely that a solid roof will leak. Installing a solid Livinroof or Ultraroof 380 is the most effective way of eliminating leaks. Glass, and especially polycarbonate, roofs will always be susceptible to leaks. Ultraframe Home Improvements can convert your existing roof into a solid roof with better insulation and thermal efficiency. We aim to have your new roof installed 6-10 weeks from placing an order and they come with a 10 year guarantee.

For more information visit our frequently asked questions hub, or alternatively give our team a call on 01200 414700.

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