Conservatories are a great way to add extra space to your home without incurring huge costs, and this is why they are so popular. However, many people find that a lack of insulation means that their conservatories are too hot during the summer months and too cold during the winter months, limiting the usefulness of this additional space. There are various ways to insulate your conservatory without losing the main benefits, giving you a light, warm space that can be used all year round.
Fitting insulated blinds
One of the cheapest ways to provide insulation is to add blinds in the space between the rafters of your conservatory. If you pick a heavy-duty fabric you will find that your extension is considerably cooler during the warmer seasons as they will block out some of the heat and light. The major drawback is that blinds won’t effectively keep the heat inside during the cooler seasons.
Adding an insulated ceiling
You may opt to add traditional insulation materials to your conservatory roof, hiding them away with a lowered ceiling. You can paint your new ceiling so it fits with the general décor of your conservatory, making it more like a traditional room. Of course, your conservatory ceiling can only be insulated if it has a solid roof.
Replacing your conservatory roof
The best permanent solution if you are looking to insulate is to add a solid roof using lightweight roof tiles for conservatories. It’s important that you use lightweight tiles so the structure of your conservatory is able to bear the added weight. As well as making your conservatory more habitable all year round and reducing the risk of condensation, damp and mould, a solid roof is more durable, easier to maintain and more secure than a glazed roof.
Insulation is key if you want to make the most of your added space, and the best way to insulate your conservatory is to add a tiled roof. Installing our ThermeRoof will allow you to keep all of the main benefits of your conservatory without any of the disadvantages. If you are interested in converting to a solid insulated roof, contact Total Roofcare on 0800 917 5109 and talk to one of our friendly advisors.