How To Make Your Conservatory Warmer
Older conservatories – or conservatories of poor construction – could not hold the correct temperature all year round. If yours is too hot during spring and summer, and far too cold at all other times, there are steps you can take to rectify the issue and make your conservatory more energy efficient. By doing so, you’ll be rewarded with a room you can enjoy all year round, whatever the weather.
The conservatory roof is where a lot of the heat will be lost, which is why a replacement system can often be all that’s needed to bring the structure in question up to modern standards.
Rather than rebuilding at great expense, you can make some smaller changes and turn your room into a space that can be used all year long – and for almost any purpose that you see fit.
Astral Direct has extensive experience of helping customers in Surrey and the South London areas with their conservatory requirements – so please feel free to contact us if you have a question.
Three Tips For Making Your Conservatory Warmer This Year
If your conservatory has become relegated to little more than a glorified storeroom, here are a few things you can do to breathe new life into your room space and make it functional again.
Selecting The Best Conservatory Roof
As mentioned, most critical heat loss occurs through the roof space, so replacing your existing system with a modern and better performing one is advisable.
Glass Conservatory Roof
Although not necessarily the best choice if you’re replacing an existing roof – glass systems tend to be heavier – you will love this option if you want to fill your room with light. Despite being extensively glazed, these systems won’t make your room too hot during summer, either.
These days, a wide range of high-performance glazing options are available. For example, you can opt to have low-emissivity glass that will prevent most solar rays from penetrating. At the same time, this clever low e-glass will also stop too much hot air from escaping.
Tiled Conservatory Roof
The lightweight design of a tiled conservatory roof means that it is compliant with existing building regulations, making it ideal for homeowners replacing their existing system.
Tiled conservatory roofs excel when it comes to thermal efficiency and ours even come with two glazing options: full-height or Velux windows (or just tiled, if that’s what you prefer).
Solid Conservatory Roof
Solid conservatory roofs are also used as part of renovation projects, where people want to update their roof but keep the frames and foundations of their existing conservatory.
As with our tiled and glass-based systems, high-performance glass can be used to further improve thermal efficiency and make the room space more cost-efficient to run.
Other Things To Think About:
- By adding carpeting or some form of flooring, you’ll be able to further minimise heat loss
- Replace your existing double glazed units if they are old or no longer performing well
- Have an independent heating system fitted with its own thermostat control
- Investigate the cost of underfloor heating system, if your budget allows
- Make sure that interior doors are left closed during autumn and winter
Making Your Conservatory Warmer: FAQs
Do New Conservatory Roofs Meet Building Regulations?
Any conservatory roof you choose will need to meet building regulations. Your installer should work closely with you to ensure your installation is compliant. Our conservatory roofs are manufactured to each customer’s postcode to account for snow and wind loading.
What Sort Of Overall U-Value Can I Expect From My Roof?
The overall U-value of your roof will be influenced by other factors, such as the quality of your double glazed units and what other precautions you’ve taken to prevent heat loss. You can also choose enhancements to upgrade the performance of your roof and boost its thermal performance.
What Can I Do To Stop My Conservatory Getting Too Hot?
It’s all too easy to focus on preventing your conservatory from getting too cold. But if your room overheats without enough ventilation being provided, your room will become damp and you could experience problems like mould and condensation. Many conservatory roofs have roof vents to allow air in and these devices can be operated manually or remotely.
Choose tilt and turn double glazing to capture breezes that other windows might miss and redirect that cool air back into your conservatory where it’s needed.
In terms of choosing the best doors, the bi-folding and patio styles open the widest and will let more fresh air into your room than, say, a brand new French door.
Would You Like To Ask Astral Direct A Question?
If you want some advice about how to make your conservatory warmer, please call or email our team today for an informal chat. You can also look around some of your conservatories using a Virtual Reality Tool or design your ideal room by visiting our quoting tool.