Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does a new conservatory glass roof cost?

As each customer is handled on a case by case basis it is hard to give a solid number on how much a replacement roof could cost. The size, style and type of installation can vary the cost of replacing a polycarbonate roof with glass.

At Eco-Vitro we have always strived to give a bargain price while delivering top quality products. If you need a quote we would be happy to help you make the first step towards a new conservatory.

Q. How does your glass keep the warmth in as well as the heat out?

Without getting too technical, the way the double glazed unit is manufactured gives it, what is known as, it’s U value. This keeps the heat in. The lower the U Value, the warmer the room will be and the more you’ll save on energy costs. Our double glazed units have a U value of 1.0 - 1.2

Certain chemicals are added during the manufacturing process to give the outer pane of glass an invisible metallic coating inside the glazing that reflects up to 78% of the suns infrared heat (as well as a high percentage of damaging UV radiation), resulting in the conservatory being cooler in the summer months.

Q. How does the glass clean itself?

Our self-cleaning glass uses a microscopic coating with a unique dual-action.

The first stage of the cleaning process is "photocatalytic". In this stage the coating reacts with daylight to break down organic dirt.

The second stage is "hydrophilic". Here, instead of forming droplets, water hits the glass and spreads evenly, running off in a "sheet" and taking the loosened dirt with it, also drying quickly without leaving streaks.

Q. Will the 'Self Clean' coating rub off?

No, it is guaranteed to stay on the glass for the life of the unit. This hydrophobic polymer coating is permanently bonded to the glass surface, providing abrasive cleaners are not used. The glass surface is protected from limescale, mould and algae along with other organic dirt.

Heavy dirt can be loosened with a soft brush and washed away with normal soapy water.

Q. Is the glass safe in a conservatory roof?

Yes. All our sealed units are toughened safety glass, manufactured to BS EN1 2150 and are five times stronger than normal sealed units. If they do break, they will shatter into tiny pieces so as not to cause injury.

Q. Will my existing conservatory framework take the weight of a new glass roof?

In the vast majority of cases your existing framework will be ok. Of course, we leave nothing to chance and our qualified surveyors will have the final word on the matter.

Q. Is there a choice of Crests & Finials?

Yes. There are 5 choices plus a low profile option for those who want a more contemporary look.

Q. What do we, as customers, need to do in preparation for the installation?

We need the conservatory to be completely clear. But please don’t struggle with items that are too heavy. Our installers will help.

We ask that you to remove any blinds from the sides of the conservatory as well as the roof as these are, more than likely, fixed to the point where the roof sits on the walls and we wouldn’t want to be responsible for any damage.

We would also ask that you contact a qualified electrician to disconnect any electric lights or fans from the conservatory roof. We will, if you wish, replace the wiring to the roof ridge but we cannot reconnect the lights/fans etc. afterwards.

Q. How do you replace my conservatory roof?

Visit our Process page to see how the conservatory installation process works.