Conservatory Roof Insulation – Transform Your Conservatory Into an All-Year-Round Living Area
You may love your conservatory for its sunny ambience but find that the space becomes unusable during the winter months. If you’re tired of rolling out portable heaters and blasting industrial-sized fans, it’s time to invest in top quality roof insulation to transform your conservatory into an all-year-round living area.
There are many effective ways to improve your conservatory’s energy efficiency, from swapping out the existing polycarbonate panels with insulated glass or tiles, to adding internal ceiling insulation and using a multi-layered insulation foil underneath the roof structure. Choosing a combination of these solutions will help you achieve the perfect balanced temperature for your conservatory throughout the year.
The most popular solution to the conservatory’s “too hot/too cold” problem is replacing the existing polycarbonate panels with a new insulated roof system. The Greenoaks Thermo 80 roof system is a great option for this and can be installed alongside the existing glazing bars – it offers an energy rating equal to a filled cavity wall which comfortably outperforms any of the polycarbonate alternative conservatory roofing systems currently available.
A more cost-effective way of insulating your conservatory roof is to add additional internal roof insulation and use a multi-layered insulation foil beneath the existing roof structure. This can be applied to both new and old conservatories and is an easy DIY project which can be completed in one day. This can cut your heating bills considerably as it will help to stabilise the temperature of your conservatory reducing the need for artificial heating and cooling.
Another cost-effective option is to install conservatory roof blinds that can be opened and closed at will, helping you to control the amount of sunlight entering your conservatory. It is a good idea to opt for insulating blinds that are designed to reflect the sun’s rays and keep the heat from being absorbed as it enters the room, while also blocking out wind, rain and noise from the surrounding environment.
For those looking to improve their conservatory’s thermal efficiency with a more long-term solution, UPVC is an excellent choice for conservatory roof insulation. It’s non-transparent and doesn’t let in any UV rays which can cause damage to fabrics and furniture. UPVC can also retain heat from the sun, which will make your conservatory much more comfortable during the winter months and can help to reduce energy bills by keeping the temperature of your conservatory stable and reducing the need for artificial heating.
If you want to increase your conservatory’s insulation even further, you could opt for a glass roof. Glass is the best insulator for a conservatory and can offer several unique benefits, including a solar control coating that manages excessive heat build-up during the summer and self-cleaning glass which cuts down on maintenance time. You can also choose glass with high window energy ratings to ensure maximum energy savings. To further boost your glass conservatory’s thermal efficiency you can also combine it with innovative technologies like U.in’s suspended film technology which further improves the thermal performance of your glass conservatory. conservatory roof insulation panels