Whether you have a conservatory already or are looking to have a conservatory installed, one of the biggest conundrums homeowners face is will my conservatory be too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer? Here at Swish Home Improvements, we understand the importance of being able to thoroughly enjoy the extension of your home all year round.
With winter just around the corner, we thought it would be a great idea to share our experts’ ideas on how to keep your conservatory insulated so you can continue to enjoy it during the colder months. What’s more, our tips on efficiently insulating your conservatory will help you to save money too! Winner winner!
Upgrade Your Conservatory Roof
One of the most popular ways to improve the insulation of your conservatory is to replace the glass or a translucent roof with a Supalite roof system. As 25% of heat is lost from the home, it is becoming more and more popular for homeowners to invest in a good roof system for their conservatory. With a range of styles to choose from you can invest in a flat roof, a tiled roof or a warm roof, all options are guaranteed to help insulate your property.
Although replacing your conservatory roof is the more expensive option, if you can afford it, then it is worth doing. With Swish Home Improvements there is no need to worry about paying for the cost upfront, we have a range of flexible finance options that may suit you. Speak to a member of our team today for your free no-obligation quote.
Install Curtains or Blinds
If you don’t already have curtains or blinds installed, then this is something you should consider. Curtains and blinds are proven to significantly reduce and minimise the draft felt. Having curtains in your conservatory space can help to reduce the amount of heat that leaves the room, and can also help to prevent cold air from entering the room, particularly if they have the thermal ability. Should you be looking for a cheaper alternative for insulating your conservatory then this is a really good option.
Decorate with Thermal Paint
Yes, there is such a thing as thermal paint and it can easily be found online or in DIY stores. You might even know it as emulsion paint. The emulsion can help to retain the thermal heat in the property. This option offers a fast and effective way to enhance the insulation of your property.
Invest in Solar Control Film
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of solar control film before, it isn’t as scary as it sounds. Solar control film is basically a thin sheet of material that is installed on the glass walls of a room, ideal for large windows and conservatories. Once installed the solar control film absorbs heat from the sun and reduces the glare of the sun too! We would recommend researching this product and investing in a high-quality film that does not peel off, be sure to read the reviews before you buy!
A question we get asked regularly is “can underfloor heating be installed in a conservatory?” Well, the answer is yes absolutely. Underfloor heating in a conservatory works well to insulate the property if you are using tiles or laminate flooring in the room. We always recommend avoiding carpets in a conservatory if the room is used as an extension of your outside space; they can get heavily soiled from the footfall through the room. When you choose Swish home Improvements for your conservatory installation we can discuss all your needs and requirements with you.
Invest in a Rug
A good rug doesn’t just improve insulation, it can look good too and really finish a room off! When it comes to rugs, the thicker the better, as a good quality rug with a high thread count will provide you with decent insulation! What’s more, rugs don’t have to be a permanent feature, so you change it as the season and fashion trends change too, meaning your conservatory will always be on point!
Why do Conservatories Lose so much Heat?
Another question we get asked regularly is “why do conservatories lose so much heat?”, and the simple answer is that glass (the most common material used to make conservatories) is not a good insulator, this makes it hard for the room to retain heat! Insulating a conservatory properly will allow you to spend more time in the room and enjoy the benefits all year round rather than just a few months in the summer.
Contact Swish Home Improvements
Whether you are looking for help with insulating your conservatory or are considering having a new conservatory installed, be sure to get in touch with a member of our team today. We have a range of options available to help you achieve good levels of insulation that means you can enjoy your conservatory whatever the weather.