Enough is enough!
You cannot survive another winter in a freezing conservatory. Not to mention the unbearable condensation and mould that’s starting to grow.
How do you fix this?
Your existing polycarbonate or glass roof has a U Value of between 2.4 and 1.6 W/m2K. A U-value shows, in units of W/m²K, the ability of an element to transmit heat from a warm space to a cold space in a building and vice versa. The lower the U-value, the better insulated the building element. The best way to improve the U Value of your conservatory is to insulate the roof.
With the rising cost of living, everyone's trying to save money. And the best way to do this and make your home energy efficient is to insulate your conservatory roof.
An insulated conservatory brings many benefits, but choosing the best option can be daunting.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the three most popular ways to insulate your conservatory roof and guide you on the best option to improve the U Value of your conservatory.
Use Insulated Roof Panels to Insulate your Conservatory
It can be a sizable investment to convert your conservatory roof.
So, if you’re on a budget, Insulated Roof Panels might seem like a good option. They’re usually lightweight, easy to handle, and do not cost so much.
However, you should consider that the cheapest solutions are not always the best.
We mentioned earlier that a polycarbonate or glass roof has a U Value of between 2.4 and 1.6 W/m2K. Insulated Roof Panels reduce the U Value to between 0.42W/m2K and 1.1W/m2K. In reality, a reduction in heat loss of between 32% and 55%.
Insulated Roof Panels usually last less than twenty years, and that's if you consistently care for them.
This solution could end up costing more, due to higher maintenance costs and replacement expenses and limit your conservatory uses.
Plus, Insulated Roof Panels are not a long-term solution to the problem of condensation. It does not stop moisture from getting in, it simply hides it.
In general, the higher the quality of the roofing material, the longer it will last. How long a conservatory roof will last depends on many factors, such as climate and exposure.
If the quoted price is too good, the roof probably isn’t!
Sometimes investing a little more might significantly pay off.
Install solar control films
Although not a direct way to insulate your conservatory roof, solar control films are another cost-efficient solution that can be applied to your conservatory's windows.
These sheets are intended to be energy efficient and reduce heat and glare through the windows while preserving natural light.
Solar control films are designed to improve the amount of heat that is absorbed and reflected by the glass - so you don't need to turn on your heating nearly as often! However, in reality, they only reduce the U Value of your conservatory to between 0.47 and 1.62 W/m2K, dependent on the efficiency of your existing windows and roof.
However, with all the different options available, it is important to do your research and buy high-quality films if you want them to last a long time and not peel off in a couple of years!
Choose a solid conservatory roof
Your roof is quite literally your home's first line of defence against the elements and so should your conservatory roof be!
Your conservatory roof should be able to absorb and withstand the impact of rain, wind, and snow, while also providing a barrier to protect the interior of your home from moisture and temperature extremes.
Sometimes, people choose to save money by going for a cheaper alternative, but this can often be an expensive option in the long run.
Therefore, P4R suggest investing in a solid conservatory roof.
As conservatory roof specialists, we know that a solid roof conservatory is the best option to convert your conservatory roof.
Some of the benefits of installing a solid conservatory roof are:
- Energy efficient: with a fantastic U Value of 0.15, a solid conservatory roof allows you to extend your conservatory uses by having all-year-round access to your investment. Thermal technology will keep your space warm in the winter and cool in the summer, minimising your energy and heating bills.
- Protection: a solid roof conservatory isn’t just for looks! It protects you and your loved ones against condensation, mould, and harsh weather elements.
- Noise reduction: with quality conservatory roof insulation you can avoid hearing your neighbours or make all the noise you want!
- Sun glare minimisation: a solid conservatory roof does a fabulous job of minimising sun glare - which is a big problem for conservatories. As a result of this, you won't see your furniture fade.
Get more bang for your buck and increase the value of your property by investing right the first time with a solid conservatory roof!
Let Projects4Roofing be your partner!
What we don’t know about conservatory roofs, you could probably write it on a stamp!
Our team of conservatory roof specialists has over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, and we use this to deliver the best to you.
We pride ourselves on our customer service and have achieved an impeccable reputation for quality, efficiency, and timeliness.
We know time is valuable, so we work with a fixed price quote and a strict schedule.
We have clear communication channels and keep all homeowners posted on what is happening with their conservatory roof project.
In most cases, we guarantee your conservatory will be ready to be used in 8 days!
To make it even better we also provide a 20-year guarantee on all our conservatory roof installations! Plus, each Guardian Warm Roof we install comes with an additional 10-year product guarantee.
So, what are you waiting for?
If you’re looking to increase your conservatory uses and transform your conservatory into your dream living space, contact us today.
We are here to help walk you through the process and provide information to ensure you’re making the best decision.