Welcome to the Conservatories Clinic

Helping conservatory owners diagnose common problems with existing installations

Why does my conservatory roof leak?

A Veranda conservatory roof

If your conservatory roof is leaking, that means there's a gap or crack where there shouldn’t be, and this needs to be assessed by a professional. Note down as much information about the leak as you can – do you know where the leak is coming from? When does it happen? Is it worse if the wind is blowing in a certain direction? Take photos as well, if you can. All this will help diagnose the problem much faster.

All conservatories are designed to be watertight and shouldn’t let in any water no matter how hard it rains. A leak can lead to all sorts of problems within your conservatory, from damage to flooring, walls and furniture, to electrical faults. This is why it's important to diagnose and cure the leak quickly – if you leave it too long, it could be an extra cost to you to repair more damage. 

When looking for a conservatory leak, check along the finial point, the wall to which the conservatory is adjoined or along the beams between each pane of glass. These are the most common areas affected by leaks. You'll need a professional to come out and assess the damage further and put a fix in place as quickly as possible. This will possibly require them to remove panes from the roof and reseal the area they’re connected to.

We wouldn’t recommend you trying to fix a leak yourself, as this could void your warranty and cause more damage, plus you could put yourself at risk of harm.