Your Conservatory Issues – Solved! 

If you’ve got an old conservatory, then there are a whole host of common conservatory problems that can arise. From sticky windows and leaky roofs to spaces that are tricky to heat or cool, older structures often present a few issues to homeowners! However, here at Crownhill Conservatories, we can remedy a wide range of common conservatory problems to ensure you’ve got a living space that truly works for your lifestyle. 

Read on to learn more about these common issues and how we solve them!

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Leaking Roof

A leaking roof can quickly change your dream, relaxing area into a nightmare. A leak can occur where the conservatory joins the house, a slipped roof panel, weather damage or a damaged glazing unit, so it’s worth casting your eye over the outside structure from time to time to catch any issues early and nip them in the bud. If you have an old conservatory, you may have noticed that the sealant between the glass panes has become damaged or disintegrated, leaving small areas for water to seep through. If left untreated, this can cause damp and mould or lead to bigger issues.

Your conservatory is generally covered by your buildings insurance, so if you’ve got damage to the structure as a result of severe weather, you’ll likely be covered for the costs of the repairs. If it’s general wear and tear that’s causing a leaky roof, then your policy may not cover the costs of repairs, so it’s best to find a trusted local tradesperson (like us!) to rectify the issues. We can either perform a repair on the roof or replace it completely, with a Guardian Warm Roof or a high-performance glass roof.

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Sticky Windows

Windows that are a struggle to open are a pain and you might be worried that by trying to force open the windows, you may be causing harm to the frames themselves. Dirt and warmth are the two biggest culprits for windows that are sticking when you’re trying to open or close them. Due to pollution, building work and many other factors, dirt can build up in the hinges and cause them to become stiff.

This can be easily resolved by applying a lubricant to the hinges to break down the dirt and get them moving smoothly again. The heat can also affect windows, as some of the materials in the frame and panels can get soft and make the window stick to it when closed. This is why when opening the window, it feels as if it’s stuck shut. Ensure you don’t use too much force when opening the window, as if you push it too hard, you could damage the gasket. If your windows are still stiff and difficult to open and close after you’ve lubricated them, give us a call! As FENSA registered double glazing company, we have the expertise to troubleshoot and fix your window issues or if they’re unfortunately at the end of their lifespan, we can replace them for you with minimal disruption. 

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Too Hot or Too Cold

The ideal conservatory will be able to regulate the heat without it being too hot or too cold throughout the year. Unfortunately, that is not always the case, if the roof of your conservatory isn’t specially designed for temperature control then you could find yourself in an uncomfortable environment. Having ventilation installed in your conservatory can help the warm air escape and cool the room down.

We recommend the Guardian Warm Roof if you’re experiencing issues with temperature in your conservatory. The high performance insulated roof system has been engineered to provide thermal solutions for unstable and uncomfortable temperatures in your conservatory. The roof retains the heat in the winter and keeps the area cool during the summer months.

What Next?

Here at Crownhill Conservatories, we can help you with any issues you may be experiencing with your conservatory. Whether you are experiencing a leaking roof or a broken gutter, we can provide you with expert advice and service to help get your conservatory back to being your relaxing space. If you also suspect any issues that may arise in the future, such as deterioration on the sealant we are more than happy to come and take a look for you.

If you’d like to get a quote from us to build a conservatory or carry out repairs on your existing conservatory, please get in touch with us! You can call us on 01752 786015 or fill in our contact form with details of your enquiry. Don’t forget, you can also connect with us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news and see images of our recent projects!

About Us

At Crownhill Conservatories at the Plymouth Garden Centre, we supply & fit top quality conservatories to suit all types of home in the Plymouth area & across Devon & Cornwall.

All conservatories come with a 10 year, insurance-backed guarantee.

Contact & Opening Hours

Crownhill Conservatories Ltd
Fort Austin Avenue
Plymouth PL6 5NU

Just inside Plymouth Garden Centre, Crownhill

Call: 01752 786015

Mon-Sat: 9am - 4:30pm
Sun:  10:30am - 4pm


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