What you Need to Know Before Installing a New Conservatory
Many homeowners are considering a new conservatory for their homes. A conservatory is a great investment and can add value to your property, but there are certain things that you need to think about before investing in one. In this blog post, we will discuss what you should be thinking about before adding on a conservatory and how it may benefit your family.
Where Will Your Conservatory be Located?
If you are thinking about buying a conservatory, where it is located in your house can make all the difference. The vast majority of English-style conservatories are set to be found at the back, while others may look better on either side or even fronting onto public highways and need planning permission before going ahead with construction.
Will it Work for All Seasons?
Many people don’t realise that conservatories are excellent in the spring and summer, but they can be a cold no-go zone during winter. An inadequately heated space will also likely become susceptible to condensation or mould growth. To prevent this from happening and give yourself an area you’ll enjoy all year round, it’s important for you to install an efficient heating system (especially if your property has very old windows).
Whilst it may be a little expensive, installing heating in your conservatory will provide you with year-round warmth. You can choose to have an external radiator installed or go for underfloor heat which frees up wall space and is more energy-efficient than radiators because they don’t rely on air-flow alone to transfer the heat.
What Style are you Looking for?
Perhaps the next thing to consider when buying a conservatory is its style. For instance, you may want one that fits with your house’s design or appearance. You could choose between Victorian and Edwardian styles of houses for example; alternatively, there are contemporary designs also available if these more traditional ones don’t appeal to you all that much but still match up nicely in other ways such as window colours.
How Will You Use It?
If you are considering a conservatory, the most important thing to think about is how usable it will be. Often, people find that their new space ends up being too hot in summer and cold in winter – so they hardly use it at all. Take advice from installers on its location and heating options before making any decisions! To reduce heat, consider blinds – but these can block out light which defeats the point of having a conservatory anyway; or make sure your house has plenty of windows throughout for natural lighting instead if this option works better with your lifestyle needs.
Think about the Insulation
Insulating your conservatory will make it warmer and more comfortable to use. Slate roof tiles are an excellent choice because they block noise from outside, as well as rain. For a quieter, cosier space in the winter months that is still close enough for you to enjoy on occasion during summertime – think about getting insulation installed!
Thinking of Installing a Conservatory? Call Swish Home Improvements
If you’re thinking of installing a conservatory, it may be worth considering the following factors. This list isn’t exhaustive by any means, but these are some things to think about before making your decision and investing in this kind of home improvement project.
- What do you want from your conservatory?
- Will the area next to where you’d like your new room installed have enough natural light for plants or will artificial lighting need to be used indoors during the winter months?
- Is there an existing porch on the property that could potentially become part of the new space as well?
These can all affect what style and size conservatories will work best for you! Call Swish Home Improvements today if you’re interested in getting started with this exciting project.