Here’s What To Do If Your Conservatory Roof Is Leaking

What to do if your roof is leaking

As a homeowner, there are few things more frustrating than having a leak in your conservatory roof.

First things first – don’t panic. CosyRoof can help!

Whether you’ve noticed steamy windows, a slow drip over time or suddenly a small pool is gathering in your conservatory, don’t worry, help is at hand.

While these obvious indicators of a leak in your conservatory roof are easy to detect, more subtle signs are harder to spot and it can be even more challenging to pinpoint the source! We’ve created this quick guide on how to locate leaks in your conservatory roof…with a simple solution to banish them for good!

How to find leaks in your conservatory roof

1. Review your conservatory roof

Generally a conservatory roof made of polycarbonate, glass, uPVC or aluminium is the weakest type of conservatory roof. These lightweight materials often do not stand the test of time (or the force of our unpredictable weather) and as a result, will usually require on-going and potentially costly maintenance. While quick leak fixes might be possible, a better long-term investment is to consider replacing your conservatory roof.

2. Sniff out bad smells

Damp patches can be easily hidden behind blinds or curtains so be aware of any musty smells in your conservatory as these could suggest there’s unwanted water is getting in. Take time to regularly inspect window sills and frames, draw back curtains and adjust blinds to fully check for patches where the walls or windows look or feel wet.

3. Spot stains

Look for patches of discolouration or mould starting to form on walls or floors. Sometimes a leak in your conservatory roof can be so small and gradual that you may not notice until it becomes visible. The presence of mould can not only make for an unpleasant sight but it’s known to have an impact on health if left untreated, therefore quick action is advised.

CosyRoof can provide a simple solid conservatory roof installation within a matter of days to protect and prolong your conservatory use. Request a quote today.

4. Steamy windows

Condensation on conservatory windows is a common problem in traditional conservatories due to their lack of ventilation and air flow. It’s important to check that this is the only reason for your steamy windows and that there’s not excess water contributing to the problem through ageing seals or broken handles.

The best way to tackle reoccurring condensation as a result of a leak or simply poor air ventilation is to replace your polycarbonate, glass or uPVC conservatory roof with a solid, well insulated option. CosyRoof can help with this, read our quick ‘how it works’ guide or speak to a member of our customer care team to find out more.

5. Feel fabric furnishings

If a lot of water is entering into your conservatory, it can also cause damage to furnishings and interiors, particularly if you have carpet and fabric sofas or chairs. If your conservatory is a no-go zone in winter, don’t forget to check in on the furnishings, if they are feeling damp then you could have a leak.

Remember that your conservatory should be a space that you can enjoy all year round, if leaks and temperature control are issues for you, chat to us about how a CosyRoof can help make your living space, liveable again.

What’s the easiest way to fix a leaking conservatory roof?

If you haven’t already guessed, our answer to this is simple…convert your traditional conservatory roof to a solid lightweight tiled CosyRoof. This is the best way to permanently prevent leaks from occurring and reduce the nasty side effects and long term damage of damp, mould and condensation.

CosyRoof can replace your existing conservatory roof to a solid, tiled conservatory roof that is durable and built to last. It only takes 2-3 days to install and comes with a 10 year insurance backed guarantee, with 40 years’ insurance on our tiles.

Fill in our quick online quote form today to get started.