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, Modplan has the solution.”
As the first company to offer LEKA roof options, Modplan spotted the gap in the market for a replacement conservatory roof that delivers impressive thermal efficiency benefits without additional weight. The LEKA Warm Roof and the LEKA 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 LEKA roofing system without needing additional reinforcement. As Justin says: “It means retro-fitting conservatory rooves becomes a much simpler task.”
The task is made even easier by the intelligent design of LEKA products. 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 LEKA Warm Roof and the LEKA Orangery Roof deliver U values of just 0.15 W/m²K so they create the year-round rooms homeowners are looking for. Plus the GRP construction means they do not suffer from wood worm, moisture absorption or thermal bridging in the way alternative solutions do.
Modplan manufactures LEKA roofs in its state-of-the-art Newport headquarters, which means it can guarantee quality and reliability. Customers also benefit from Modplan’s famed customer service and support, which is designed to add value and make a positive difference.
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.”