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How Long Do Conservatories Last?

A conservatory can last a lifetime if it’s taken care of properly and maintained correctly. Choosing the right roof, style and frame can all affect how long your conservatory lasts for. Here at Swish Home Improvements, we are experts when it comes to conservatories and has been installing them for many years, here we take a look at how long you can get out of your conservatory.

So how long will my conservatory last?

We will consider some ways which will help you to extend the life of your conservatory, as well as provide you with cost-effective tips to help increase the life of your conservatory. No matter the type of frames, style or conservatory roof you have, you can still prolong its life.

Styles of conservatories

Choosing the right type and style of conservatory can have an impact on how long it is going to last. Should you go for a uPVC conservatory or an aluminium conservatory, this can affect its longevity. uPVC tends to be cheaper to buy and install but it can also deteriorate much more quickly, especially in comparison to aluminium. Aluminium conservatories will last a lot longer but can cost more, so a bigger investment.

It will just depend on you and your requirements, as well as the type of home you have and the style of conservatory you’d like, as well as your budget. What’s brilliant about conservatories is that they’re energy-efficient and can also save homeowners money on their energy bills. They look stylish and can be installed to suit modern and more classic or traditional homes. Here we consider different types of conservatories and see which style will suit you best.

Conservatory roofs

Having a tiled conservatory roof can help to extend its lifetime, they are low maintenance and super energy efficient, so come with a lot of benefits. They can create a more acoustic living space and will allow for a much quieter and relaxed environment, somewhere where you can read a book or enjoy the garden.

Glass conservatory roofs are still great options, they aren’t as sustainable as tiled roofs though, and will need more attention and maintenance. With all of this in mind, we recommend that you consider having a tiled roof on your conservatory as this will boost your sustainability.

Conservatory doors

There are many different types of conservatory doors available, from french doors to patio doors and bifold doors, it can be a difficult decision when it comes to choosing which one to go for. To help you make your decision, you will need to consider security and safety, with this in mind, aluminium doors are a great go-to option when it comes to conservatory installations. The frames will be durable and strong, as well as being safe and secure. Again, you will need to consider your budget and the style that you are going for.

Cleaning your conservatory

While it is probably obvious, you will need to make sure that you keep your conservatory clean and tidy. If you have a messy conservatory, it can affect those days when you are looking to retreat to your conservatory and relax and unwind. It’s important that you keep cleaning your conservatory, it will reduce the build-up that comes from condensation as well as the build-up of dirt and dust, you should aim to keep your conservatory fresh at all times. For more information on cleaning uPVC, click here.

Conservatory maintenance

As with cleaning, it’s essential that you stay on top of any conservatory repairs that may need doing, if the door handle is too loose, then don’t leave it, tighten it up. If there’s cracking or warping of your conservatory, you should consider a professional double glazing installation company, they can come and provide repairs if necessary. It will be a much cheaper process over leaving repair work which will risk the longevity of your conservatory.

Lots of conservatory companies provide a guarantee with their conservatory installations, so you may be covered for repairs.

Conservatory temperature

You need to try to keep your conservatory cool in the summer months and warm during the winter, something that you would do with the rest of your house anyway. If it’s too hot in your conservatory, you could end up causing damage, we recommend keeping it ventilated with regular airflow.

If it’s too cold then this promotes condensation and mould to build up, if it’s left unattended then it could cause a build-up of mold which can be a health concern, especially if you spend a lot of time in your conservatory.

It’s important that you stay on top of your conservatory and spend time cleaning and maintaining it, it will help you to increase the longevity and sustainability of the conservatory which will last a lifetime.

Are you ready for your new conservatory?

If you have decided to go with a brand new conservatory installation, make sure you contact Swish Home Improvements today. We can provide you with a range of conservatory options, as well as free consultation and quotes. Get in touch for more information.