FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You’ll find the answers to many frequently asked questions below, so you choose the ideal roofing solution for your home.
Should I pick a tiled roof or a glass roof?

The answer depends on your preferences, the direction your room faces and your budget. A glass roof will give you the best possible aerial view, offering a relaxing sight of the outdoors and plenty of natural light. Solar control glazing will help control the temperature of the room so you can make the most of your peaceful space.

It’s no secret that the addition of a tiled roof to a conservatory can lead to a little loss of natural light, but you only need to include one or more roof windows in the covering to overcome that. One of its main selling-points is how great it is at insulating extensions and ensuring they never come second-best to the weather.

Speak to a West Yorkshire Windows advisor for more details on pricing.

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory
Should I replace my frames at the same time as replacing an old conservatory roof?

It makes sense to replace your windows when your conservatory roof is being replaced. If you don’t, you could risk compromising the comfort of your new roof.

Don’t allow your brand-new roof’s performance to be hindered by old-fashioned, drafty windows. Ask a West Yorkshire Windows advisor for more information on our exceptional deals when looking to replace your frames at the same time.

Replacement Tiled Roof Conservatory

MORE COMMON QUESTIONS

Speak to the West Yorkshire Windows team for help answering your questions. The answers to many of our typical questions are below.

What do you make replacement tiled roofs from?

Our replacement solid roofs are installed swiftly and efficiently with minimal fuss, due to them being prefabricated to fit the exact measurements of your current conservatory.

Devised from a pre-engineered, lightweight frame, insulated fire-grade plasterboard, insulating panels and exterior plywood and a solid membrane, the roof can be finalised with your chosen tiles. You can also opt for solid panels for a more natural extension of your property.

What is a Clad over roof?

Weight: Clad over solutions are sometimes too heavy for the current frames because they use heavy timber, insulation materials and tiles. An old conservatory should have a roof that is lightweight. The lightest solid roof systems weigh around 31KG/M ².

Tip: Ask your installer for details on the total unit weight of the new roof per Sq.M

Fire Safety: ‘Clad-over’ systems do not meet current fire safety regulations due to the fact that they have never actually been effectively fire tested as a complete roof structure (this is necessary to meet this part of building regulations). The structure varies in each job so only specific components may have been tested. Solid roofs must be rated as AC, AB or AA in accordance with BS476-3.

Tip: Remember to ask to view the fire safety certificate of the entire roof system before you go ahead with the project.

Building Regulations: Please note that clad over systems do not generally get Building Regulation Approval. This is because of their low thermal value or structural integrity. Please do not confuse this with planning permission (this is often not necessary). Please note you are required to notify Building Control if you are making an alteration to any structure (including replacing a glass or polycarbonate conservatory roof with a solid roof). The approval guarantees that your new roof is structurally sound.

Tip: Make sure that local Building Control has been told before the project starts. Get a Building Regulations ‘Final’ Certificate and keep it in a safe place.

Will my new roof solve the problem of being too hot in summer and too cool in winter?

Yes! All our roofs are made to be used throughout the year in every season. This is a stark contrast to old-fashioned roofs that were made from polycarbonate, which would make a space feel like a greenhouse in the summer. Fortunately, solar control glazing will enable you to use your space regardless of the weather, but you could also choose a tiled roof for a true year-round space.

I want to understand more about energy rated windows! What does 'A' rated windows mean?

Most of us are conscious about making good decisions for the planet and also saving on our energy bills! A rated windows are extremely energy efficient (the most energy efficient in the UK). The BFRC Rating Scheme is the UK’s national system for rating the energy efficiency of windows. This scheme is recognised within the Building Regulations as a way of showing compliance for replacement windows installations.

You’ll find similar A-E ratings on your white goods. For example, fridges, freezers and washing machines are rated in a comparable way.
Use the rating to make well educated decisions on the energy efficiency of potential window purchases.

How much will it cost to replace my existing roof?

The cost will depend on many things but it is likely you will spend from £5,000 for a small conservatory roof and up to £12,000 for a larger one. To make life easy for you, West Yorkshire Windows can arrange a variety of convenient easy payment finance options, from as little as 8.9% APR (subject to status). Please use our finance calculator to help you find a playment plan that works for you.

How long will it take to replace my existing conservatory roof?

A tiled solid roof replacement can be installed in a matter of days.

Do I need planning permission to replace an existing roof?

No you don’t need planning permission to change your roof. But please note that Buildings Regulation Control is a necessary requirement as a house sale cannot be made without this.

Do I need Building Regulations Approval?

Obtaining Building Regulations Approval is important because once approved you can be certain that the structure has been installed correctly and is safe and energy efficient too. It will also give you reassurance that there will be no issues holding up a sale if you choose to sell your house in the future.

Do you offer finance to help me pay for my replacement roof?

Yes. To make life easy for you, West Yorkshire Windows can arrange a variety of affordable and convenient easy payment finance options (subject to application & status). Applying for finance is simple and we promise you a quick decision. Everything can be sorted out with you in the comfort of your home or at your local West Yorkshire Windows Showroom, so you can enjoy whatever you’ve set your heart on right away.

What do we need to do when our finance is approved?

If you’re arranging your own finance, you’ll need to call us as soon as you get the go ahead. If you’re taking up one of our offers, the company will tell us both directly, so there’s no need to call as we will get in touch with you.

What happens if finance is refused?

Finance companies can turn down people for lots of reasons, for example if you’ve moved several times over the past few years. In these circumstances, we always do our best to help and sometimes it’s worth trying another provider, especially if they know you.

I’ve applied for finance with West Yorkshire Windows. How long will approval take?

Sometimes our finance company will say ‘yes’ almost immediately and on other occasions it may take them a few days. This short delay can be for any number of reasons and you should not be unduly concerned.

OUR FINANCE CALCULATOR

See how affordable your home improvement can be with our Finance Calculator.
  • BUY NOW PAY MONTHLY Spread the cost of your home improvements over 60, 120 or 180 months*
  • BUY NOW PAY IN 12 MONTHS This option allows you a 12 month payment holiday from the date of completion.
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Spread the cost over 5, 10 or 15 years...
60 monthly payments
Deposit
£
Representative APR
7.9%
120 monthly payments
Deposit
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Representative APR
7.9%
180 monthly payments
Deposit
£
Representative APR
7.9%
This finance option allows you the convenience and flexibility of spreading the cost of your home improvements over 60, 120 or 180 months*. You must make the minimum repayment each month. However you can also make additional payments and therefore control the length of the loan and the amount of interest you would pay. No security is required on these loans. These calculators are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a credit quotation. *180 months finance only available for orders over £7,500.

Representative Example

Cash Price
£4,000.00
5% Deposit
£99.00
Total Amount of Credit
£3,901.00
Duration of Agreement
60 Months
Rate of Interest
4.3% p.a. fixed
Representative APR
7.9% APR
24 Monthly Payments
£78.42
Total Amount Payable
£4,804.20
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Deposit
£
Pay within 12 months + £29 exit fee
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Want to pay in monthly instalments after 12 months rather than one-off payment? Consider this option.
120 monthly payments
Deposit
£
Representative APR over 10 years
11.9%
This option allows you a 12 month payment holiday from the date of completion. Pay £99 deposit when you order, and as long as you pay the outstanding balance in full before 12 months has elapsed plus a £29 settlement fee, no interest will be charged. If, after 12 months, this is not convenient, you can pay in 120 monthly installments at 11.9% APR Representative. *Deferred for 12 months from the date of completion – £29 settlement fee applies if the loan is repaid in full during the deferral period and NO INTEREST will be paid. For legal reasons the Representative Example shows interest IF the outstanding balance is NOT paid before the 12 months has elapsed. No security is required on this loan. These calculators are for illustrative purposes only and do not constitute a credit quotation.

Representative Example

Cash Price
£4,000.00
10% Deposit
£99.00
Total Amount of Credit
£3,901.00
Duration of Agreement
132 Months*
Rate of Interest
7.8% p.a. fixed
Representative APR
11.9% APR
120 Monthly Payments
£60.29
Total Amount Payable
£7,3333.80
Settlement Fee
£29.00

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