Make Conservatory Roof Replacement Easy With Modplan
Retro-fitting solid conservatory roofs is a booming market, helping homeowners create the year-round rooms they want and providing an upsell opportunity for installers.
But unless you have the right products in your portfolio, the work is not always as easy as it seems. Justin Williams, International Sales and Marketing Director at trade fabricator Modplan, explains: “Many replacement roofs are heavier than the originals so structural calculations and appropriate structural reinforcement is needed to ensure the conservatory is able to hold the additional weight. It makes replacing a conservatory roof a complex, potentially tricky job. However, we have the solution.”
Modplan spotted the gap in the market for a replacement conservatory roof that delivers impressive thermal efficiency benefits without additional weight. Leka’s Warm Roof and the Orangery Roof typically weigh within 30-40kg of a traditional glass conservatory roof, so in most cases existing conservatory frames are able to take the weight of the new roofing system without needing additional reinforcement. Leka roof products are jhai-approved, all materials are supplied pre-cut to exact specifications and there are fewer elements to install than on a traditional solid conservatory replacement roof. In fact, on-site installations typically only take between one and three days, including removing the old roof.
The Warm Roof and the Orangery Roof deliver U values of just 0.15 W/m²K plus the GRP construction means they do not suffer from wood worm, moisture absorption or thermal bridging in the way alternative solutions do. Justin concludes: “If you’re keen to make the most of the conservatory roof replacement market but have always wondered if it isn’t more trouble than it’s worth, take a look at Leka roofs from Modplan.”