If your conservatory does not have the best insulation qualities (i.e. keeping your extension warm in the winter and cool in the summer), there are three simple ways to rectify this. Keeping your conservatory well insulated is a must if you want to keep your energy bills to a minimum.
Solar control film is a form of tinted window film that is the perfect solution to overexposure to the sun and can add to the privacy of the extension. Solar control film is essentially a sticker, which works to limit the sun’s rays and excess heat, allowing a consistent temperature regulation
Aluminium foil and thermal wadding are types of roof lining made up of customary insulation material. It is effective at both emitting and absorbing heat, with aluminium foil reflecting the heat outwards. Meanwhile, thermal wadding absorbs heat through air pockets. By trapping heat, it can effectively insulate your conservatory
Ceiling blinds are the cheapest option, but still very ineffective at insulating your conservatory. Ceiling blinds can be opened to allow the sun to enter via your conservatory roof, or closed if you would prefer protection from the sun.
If your conservatory leaks, then it could be due to one or several issues. You may have a leaking gutter, a leaking door, a leaking wall, window and naturally the roof. A roof leak is a common source of issues in conservatories. This could be due to a slipped or incorrectly fitted roof panel, a cracked glazing unit, or a perished seal. Conservatory panels can be repositioned, resealed or replaced
A gutter leak can be common too if they are blocked, meaning that rainwater builds up and applies pressure to the gutter structure. Make sure they are cleared, repositioned or refitted to ensure they drain properly
At the end of the day, fixing an ongoing fault, might not be the best solution. At Greenspace UK, we would recommend replacing a leaking roof with our Thermotec panels which are gapless meaning no more leaks! With the bonus of keeping your conservatory cooler in summer and warmer in winter why not speak to one of our experts today and find out how we can turn your tired old conservatory into your favourite room in the house!