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Polycarbonate Roof Disadvantages: All You Need To Know

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When shopping around for a conservatory roof replacement that’s lightweight and durable, polycarbonate normally comes out on top-predominantly due to price.

Although seemingly the cheapest option, in terms of cost-effectiveness long-term, it leaves a lot to be desired. Here’s why…

What is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a strong thermoplastic material, that’s extremely durable, and easy to clean.

For conservatories, it often comes in large transparent plastic panels and is normally transparent or translucent (not completely opaque but ‘frosted’). It’s lightweight and durable.

Why is it Cheaper Than Other Conservatory Roofs?

Put simply: because the alternatives are expensive. Polycarbonate’s main rival is glass, which is heavy and difficult to transport, or just outright bricked, which takes time and is a full construction job for builders.

Polycarbonate sheets can be simply ‘slotted’ into place, making their fitting easy, and as they weigh very little, they are easy to move around, making the installation process relatively straightforward.

Are There Any Options That Are Cheaper?

Yes. Home Logic Conservatory Insulation being applied and then covered is around 50% of the price.

No planning permission or external administration is required, and the insulation can be installed within hours, rather than days.

What are the Main Disadvantages?

There are numerous disadvantages to having a polycarbonate roof installed. They include:

  • Lack of soundproofing
  • Lack of temperature regulation
  • Penetration of UV rays from the sun
  • Can be dented
  • Easily attracts condensation
  • Not scratch-resistant.
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Whilst a normal conservatory roof replacement will have a team of builders working on it over a few days, Home Logic Conservatory Insulation requires just a pair of tradespeople to install it, who can finish the job in a matter of hours. Perfect!

Are There Any Alternatives?

The answer’s a resounding yes! Home Logic Conservatory Insulation is far from a one-trick pony, providing the following range of benefits:

  • Soundproofing – The multi layers of material that make up Home Logic Conservatory Insulation trap sound within the internal air pockets, preventing it from penetrating into the adjoining rooms.
  • Temperature Regulation – Home Logic Conservatory Insulation was designed exactly for this purpose… by NASA! The materials that make up Home Logic Conservatory Insulation shield against quick changes in temperature both up and down, keeping your conservatory comfortable and ambient, regardless of the weather outside.
  • Penetration of UV rays – Home Logic Conservatory Insulation is applied directly to the interior of your conservatory roof, and then cladded with UPVC. This gives you an entirely opaque roof, so no UV rays will pass through.
  • Denting and damage – having a roof replacement that’s opaque means it can’t be dented or damaged without real force. In the unlikely event that your roof is damaged, it won’t affect your conservatory’s temperature or structure at all.
  • Condensation – Home Logic Conservatory Insulation is a total seal against moisture in the air and liquid. This means there’s no chance of condensation or damp developing, and the material won’t act as a breeding ground for it either. Your conservatory roof will be one less area to clean and there’ll be no smearing water marks to contend with!
  • Scratch-resistant – Once your conservatory roof isn’t see through (or even visible from the inside), there’s no need to worry about scratches at all.

Which Service Provider Should I Choose?

Standard conservatory roof fitters are builders with experience in conservatories and orangeries, or who have a roofing qualification.

Home Logic Conservatory Insulation is a specialist product, and, therefore, less people are qualified to fit it. Expert technicians must be appointed, and must be BBA (British Board of Agrement) accredited. 

Whilst a normal conservatory roof replacement will have a team of builders working on it over a few days, Home Logic Conservatory Insulation requires just a pair of tradespeople to install it, who can finish the job in a matter of hours. Perfect!

Is Conservatory Roof Insulation Right For Me?

Ask the experts! Our expert team of installers can give you invaluable advice, and make recommendations completely tailored to your property, and its individual requirements.

You can talk with the team completely for free and with no obligation to buy. Simply call 0800 1700 636, or, alternatively, click the button below!