When first installing or building a conservatory, many will opt for plastic windows and roofs, in the beginning, to help them cut the costs. However, upgrading to glass has a lot of benefits to offer. Here, we’re going to look at why you might want to upgrade, as well as what you can expect to affect the costs of doing just that.

Why Upgrade Your Conservatory To Glass?

Plastic, or polycarbonate, conservatory roofs and windows are a common option when first building a conservatory. They are strong, resilient, and cheaper than glass. But glass roofs offer much more in return for the extra expense.

For one, the sound insulation properties are much better, so you’re not as likely to hear everything happening outside the conservatory. Secondly, they are more transparent, depending on the kind of glass used, offering a better light quality that improves visibility and lends the conservatory more of an ambience. Lastly, they are more scratch proof and have a much longer lifespan. As they’re able to withstand the weather for many more years than polycarbonate roofs, they will not need to be replaced anywhere near as soon.

How Much Will It Cost To Replace Your Conservatory Roof?

There is no simple answer as to how much, exactly, it costs to upgrade a conservatory roof from polycarbonate to glass. There are different factors that will impact those costs. The first factor worth considering is size. If you have a significantly larger conservatory, you could see costs rising as much as £1000 than they would be on a smaller conservatory roof.

There are many different types of conservatories, all of which have different roof structures and shapes. The simplest of these shapes, the lean-to conservatory, is going to cost the least to replace. Victorian conservatories are slightly more complex and cost more. Of the three most common varieties, Edwardian conservatories are the costliest to upgrade. Your own conservatory may cost differently if it follows a different design or structure style.

With that in mind, the price of the average small lean-to conservatory upgrade can be as low as £2,600, whereas a larger Edwardian conservatory upgrade can cost as much as £5,600. You need to have a specialist take a closer look, so you can get an accurate quote.

Replacements & Repairs

If you already have a glass conservatory but are concerned about damage or wear-and-tear, we can help you repair, replace, and upgrade, too. Our Glass Units page also looks at the other, smaller scale upgrades and repairs we can take care of. From fixing cracked or chip glass to making your windows more thermally efficient, we can help you install new sealed glass units that can help you save up to £175 a year on energy bills.

If you’re interested in finding out exactly how much it will cost you to upgrade your conservatory from plastic to glass, or you want to see what other work we offer, please check out our service pages or give Cosyhomes Windows a call on 020 8397 4040.